“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
— Pable Picasso
Our rational, logical minds…our good sense…serves an important purpose.
Knowing things is helpful.
But if we have to know, or understand the creative impulse before we act on it,
chance are we don’t act at all.
We get hung up with over-thinking or analysis paralysis.
This is why we need a safe space to create without having to explain what we are doing to someone else.
When we don’t have to know what something means, or why we are compelled to make a certain mark,
then we gradually let go of having to explain what we are doing to ourselves.
In this freedom of pure expression, our imagination opens up.
We become more fearless in our creating. And in our lives, too.
Since the blank page is a beautiful mirror of our experience.
Thinking outside the box doesn’t happen by thinking.
The gateway to the creative freedom we seek is through the emotional doorway, trusting our feelings, and being willing to take bold action without second guessing ourselves.
This take practice. It’s one of those things we learn by experience.
We keep re-learning, every time we are confronted with making something new out of nothing.
This is the care and feeding of ideas, and the care of ourselves as creative vessel. It’s one of the things we learn to practice visually and intuitively in Dreaming on Paper.