I've been devoting a lot of my time to learning how to grow my creative business. Then even more time to trying to put some of the things I've learned into practice. A new blog/website is in the works - same addresses all together with a new look that actually shows some of my art - HOPEFULLY!!!
And all that time and energy spent on the business of art means no time or energy left to be creative on anything but the blog layout. "Not Creative Sherry" can sometimes mean "Cranky Sherry" but so far I've avoided that thanks to a lot of support. (Well, maybe you should check with someone else to be sure I'm telling the truth about that - hehe!)
Then, the other day I found an article about the decline of creativity in America. YIKES! That's me. So I read it and discovered so much more than an article about keeping your art alive. This long but fascinating article discussed the science of how creativity works, how it’s not just art-related, the need for it to solve the world’s problems, and more.
Here’s a quote:
"Creativity has always been prized in American society, but it’s never really been understood. While our creativity scores decline unchecked, the current national strategy for creativity consists of little more than praying for a Greek muse to drop by our houses. The problems we face now, and in the future, simply demand that we do more than just hope for inspiration to strike. Fortunately, the science can help: we know the steps to lead that elusive muse right to our doors."Like I said, fascinating - so click here to check it out and then let me know what you think.