For the Painter #20: Willingness to Play

For the Painter #20: Willingness to Play

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"Creativity is not the possession of some special talent. It’s about the willingness to play."

–John Cleese

This week in For the Painter #20...

1. Christmas Art Ideas

This blog post over at Ken Bromley Art Supplies has a collection of Christmas Art Ideas with videos on painting cards, gift tags, and ornaments.

2. John Cleese on Creativity

"You can't become playful and therefore creative if you're under your usual pressures because to cope with them, you've got to be in the closed mode. You have to create some space for yourself away from those demands."

A blast from the past, this talk by John Cleese on creativity is funny and insightful. Cleese shares about the Open mode (divergent thought) and Closed mode (critical thought) and how to get to it.

This video is over 30 minutes long but well worth watching and taking some notes.

"Creativity is not a talent, it is a way of operating."

I hope you can create some space for Open mode painting this week!

Cheers,

Vinita

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