Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Art and Creativity

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

How true and inspiring I had found these lines when I had read this a few years back and even now I find these lines very motivating.

Till the time one experiments with new ideas, creates something out of a new idea, one might not know the worth of it. We were often taught and inspired in Art and Fashion institutes to think, to create something, keep creating till you are satisfied with some of your work. How a rough sketch from a vague idea or a scribbled life sketch can turn into a beautiful work of art, be it in the form of a painting, a 'collage', a print, a graphic... or any other form of art, used to be so amazing. What a world of difference there is from the initial rough sketches to the final work of art ! Inspiration, imagination, visualisation and creative expression - all form a part of the creative process.

We keep trying to find short-cuts in life. How seldom we remeber the lessons learnt in schools and colleges while going through life !! Yet How true many of these lessons seem to be when related to the practicalities of life. If only we could remember all the lessons learnt !

1 comment:

Hiren said...

That is an interesting quote all right. While creating, it is better to let the mind go randomly and then temper it by using logic perhaps but always the heart before the head. Sometimes one has to make comprosmises because of market profile which is not in one's own hand and in the ultimate analysis, art too has to sell unless made for satisfaction and enrichment of soul alone.

In my view, it is the education system which is trying the short cut route. Instead of trying to help people find their true potential or art which is the literal meaning of the word education, it is still blindly thrusting knowledge even in the era of internet.