Archives for July, 2014

Life circumstances

Feeling Pressured To Create

One kind of pressure is feeling an intense urge to create; it is probably an inherent part of being a creative person.

But other pressures can lead to stress and overwhelm, and being pulled away from the joys of creating.

Annemarie Roeper (founder of the Roeper School and The Roeper Review, a professional journal on the gifted) wrote about this intense inner pressure to create as a characteristic of high ability people - but you may...
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Creative Thinking

The Surreal Fashion Photography of Miss Aniela

Most of my limited experience of fashion photography has been the occasional magazine feature or ad, and the images typically seem to me mainly designed to document the clothing.

The work of London-based fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz, who works under the name Miss Aniela, is much more complex and intriguing.

Writer Sarah Bradley describes some of how Miss Aniela works:

"Blurring the lines between art, photography, and fashion, Miss Aniela’s collection of Surreal Fashion takes us to a...
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Creative Thinking

What Kind of Creative Person Are You?

We may watch a movie or TV show, read a novel or listen to music, and appreciate that the authors, those identified as artists, are certainly "creative types" - but what about the producers and set designers?

Or the computer engineers at digital animation companies like Pixar?

The MacArthur Foundation has a mission to "support creative people and effective institutions committed to building a...
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Identity

Natalie Fobes on Pursuing Creative Passion

How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression?

How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life?

One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is Natalie Fobes.

A bio on her site summarizes some of her personal journey and work:

"Not many photographers have faced winds of 90 knots and seas of 40 feet while on a fishing boat in...
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