Inspired, busy, productive

This blog has been neglected far too long. It’s strange then, that I should return to it when I feel like I’m busier than ever. So I take to this personal blog with an unashamedly self-involved post.

I’ve claimed to be busy over the last few months but really I’ve just been pretending. Filling time with household chores and admin, while cramming in exercise and ‘downtime’ (read: PlayStation), I’ve hardly been productive.

The last few weeks, however, I’ve actually felt something close to inspiration. I feel busy, my mind feels active. Continue reading

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Teaching creativity

There is a problem with how we educate children to be creative. I think back to my high school art classes and how I was taught. The idea that was allowed to perpetuate was that artists constantly search for inspiration and it was the great artists who had found it.

Later on, in art school, I learned artistic processes revolving around playing, experimenting and documenting. Even though this might seem similar to the activities you remember from high school art, the thinking behind it was very different. Continue reading

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