Have you ever driven a car, perhaps over a long stretch of road, when all of a sudden you get an idea for a problem or issue you’ve had for weeks? Perhaps while exercising, or taking a shower, a similar scenario takes place. Many times we are so excited to have “found” the answer that we tend to view our discovery as a mysterious revelation from the cosmos. There is, however, psychological and neurological evidence that supports the fact that both neurological energy and the creative process are experienced in every individual regardless of “artistic,” or “skill based” talent.
Living the Creative Life has been written as a series of four articles that may be read through as a whole or individually. I have used these articles as a part of my first week’s curriculum to address some of the fear students may have as they begin their art experience. All of my students have told me they deeply appreciated this information as it helped them to realize they truly were creative.