“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury
“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” – Charles Mingus
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” – Jack London
Creativity is that elusive, addictive, consuming, intoxication force that takes you deep within to wrestle with an idea, to battle with a concept, and to butt heads with an image made of mist.
We thrive on creativity. Some have no choice but to live on creativity. Or at least try to make a living from it.
Yet, the ideas dry up. Inspiration disappears. We doubt. We see ourselves as frauds.
Rest assured however, that this is just a season.
Matt Glover from MGA Counselling Services is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who has worked as a freelancer for over twenty years (see www.mattglover.com). He travels around the country taking workshops on creativity and wellbeing, helping creatives of every variety overcome their creative blocks and get back to doing what they do best.
If you are a creative and feel you need a little help to reconnect to the spark and move to the next season, give Matt a call and explore whether some counselling sessions may be right for you. Call 1300 38 50 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGA Counselling Services
Director: Matt Glover
2-4 Bemboka Road, Croydon Hills
1036 Doncaster Road, East Doncaster
Ph: 1300 38 50 20
If you’re looking for Matt Glover’s cartoon and illustration page, please visit www.mattglover.com.