Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

Scott Adams (1956- )


Blogger puggimer said...

For a person who makes his living writing a gag-a-day comic strip, Adams has some pretty profound thoughts.

I highly recommend his book "God's Debris" for anyone who enjoys a good think, but is old enough and responsible enough to realize that even though all stories are true, not all of them are real.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'll look for that book. Thanks! And, by the way, your input was missed so I'm GLAD to see you back!

I think that creativity is really just being open to everything that could be possible and not worrying about whether or not it is "good" at that time.

Art is so subjective - we all have to figure that one out for ourselves - what to keep and what to get rid of. I substitute the word "life" for art and see this as a more global concept than just paintings.

8:41 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

You can actually download a PDF of the book for free here http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/godsdebris/

9:42 AM  

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