Creating Creates Creativity

 

We tend to think

that artists,

or people in creative fields,

have an idea

and then do work

to express that idea.

 

In reality,

artists,

and people in creative fields

do work (lots of work)

and then get ideas

or probably more likely,

find (or stumble upon) ideas

that appear in

the work.

 

So here are the rules

For creating meaningful work:

  1. Do lots and lots and lots and lots of work.
  2. Search for ideas that get you excited within that work.
  3. Do lots and lots and lots and lots of work around those ideas.
  4. Search for more ideas that get you excited within that work.
  5. Repeat again and again and again and again.
  6. Oh, and explore new things.

 

For many students,

teaching them to,

or helping them to,

do lots and lots and lots of and lots of work

will serve them better

then worrying about

whether their work is good or bad.*

 

Quantity leads to quality.

Creating creates creativity.

 

*Historically, humans are terrible at judging new and different ideas.

 

Trevor