15.1.07

How to be Creative

My husband works for an ad agency, and he does a lot of research on the internet. Really, a lot. He often sends me links and says "this is fantastic, you'll love it." Rarely is this the case, until today. He sent me a manifesto (you know something called a manifesto has to be good) called "How to be Creative" by a guy called Hugh MacLeod who writes a blog called gapingvoid and draws cartoons on the back of business cards. He also works in marketing/advertising and while many of his points are coming from this perspective, they are applicable to pretty much any endeavor, be it art, craft or business. A lot of the things he talks about are common sense - like work really hard, don't compare yourself to other people (I'm paraphrasing here) but I think that we all need to be reminded of these things from time to time. And, there are a lot of great insights. So, check out the manifesto (it's long, but definitely worthwhile) and check out the blog. And, did I mention it's funny? Enjoy, and get inspired.

4 comments:

Shona said...

I just read the bulleted points, not the entire manifesto (yet) but it's very interesting + great points to keeping mind. My biggest problem is the comparing myself to others part, but I'm slowly working through that problem.

OH, and cute shoes a couple posts ago, how did I miss those?

Hezza said...

I like the manifesto, thanks for posting it. If you like that you might want to check out the War of Art, by Steven Pressfield...it's the guts of creativity.

cruststation said...

Thanks for posting the link, nice of your hubby for sending you interesting links 'rarely is this the case'...heheee you are funny :) Will check this blog out!

Veronica TM said...

Thank you for the links. I will have to reserve some time to read it soon.