Sometimes my best role is to be a curator of the wisdom of others: The whole video is well worth a watch if you have 30 minutes. If not, take in the main things that are needed. Creativity is not talent based – it’s operational. And what it needs is the following
- Space (outside the normal routines of work
- Time (about 1.5 hours max, Cleese says)
- Time (no, the repeat is not a mistake. It is time to make a choice between all the usual things we always think up to help us avoid preceding with the first and second above
- Confidence – the ability to continue in a playful mode without judging at this point – that can come much later
- Humour – the ability to retain perspective. Wait for the story of the sex life of a pilot if you can
So here is the link
And now I am off to work on a painting for an hour and a half! Here is where I am at so far.