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thoughts about creativity and  art:   live your life as your work of art.

How one artist creates by trusting his gut

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make,

it's about talking as clearly as I can.

Jim Dine

See a video documenting his creative process as Jim Dine reveals how he conceives a work as he creates an installation at the Getty.

Every person creates  in a unique way. It is very important to be able to imagine what you want to say and to trust your intuition or your stomach, as he says. Notice how he easily makes connections between antique figures , Chinese poems and his own poetry.

You can use the process of  creativity when you want to solve a problem, create something new, or have an idea or image in your imagination and want to make it visible to others. It is a  way of communicating ideas.

My creativity soared when I organized my clothing for an upcoming vacation...colors, textures and shapes. Now I have to simplify, eliminate and get it into one bag, which will require even more creativity!   When have you been creative lately?