Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.
How one very social species says, “Poor you!”
Just press play okay. I bet most of you are too young to remember this song
IT’S BEENS O LONG
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
I KNOW SOME OF THE ENGLIS HT OHIS OH MY GOSH
REBLOGED AT THE SPEED OF FUCKIN LIGHT
I STILL KNOW THIS SONG
This fucking gif came across my dash while listening to this song and I…. I CAN’T.
tears in my eyes
i never understood how in movies the parents didnt believe in Santa but he was actually real like who the fuck did the parents think put the presents under the tree like what
There’s gonna be a revolution real soon. I can feel it.
CAN I HA’ YO NUMBA?!
this has to be on everyone’s blog at least once
‘look this is the color i want’
best. movie. ever.
That’s the question, isn’t it?! Why bother with this blog? It’s simple really. I suffer from depression. I’ve suffered with this for years now. I remember the first time I went on medication was…
Have a safe journey!
The Anatomy of a Creative Moment
The Anatomy of a Creative Moment
When it comes to a single creative moment, each one can be sparked by something different. I know of people that like to take a walk alone, in the dead of the night, to feel one with everything. When they experience this, it ignites their creativity. I also know of people who surround themselves with others; their creativity almost feeds from the energy of these people. In many individuals, it is a hungry force. It is a tame pet that you carry with you always, and once it is fed with the proper mix of environment and feeling, it will roar into a completely active monster. We just need to know how to feed our own passion!
There are many different things that can help you find that singular moment where you feel nothing else but the creative energy inside of you. For me, the most important thing about finding your moment is having the proper feeling for it. If you feel very blasé about the work that you are doing, then it will be much more difficult to be inspired and to get excited about it. But you don’t always have to feel happy or excited about what you’re trying to create. We should not forget that some of the world’s greatest poetry and art has been created through feelings of heartache, grief and guilt.
A lot of people have a playlist or even a certain song that they listen to when they are being artistic or doing work that needs their creativity and imagination. This is a strange notion to me. I, myself, need silence. I find that when I’m listening to music, I tend to concentrate on the music itself, and I just get lost in it. The quiet is my friend in time of creation. Well, I say the quiet, but I suppose it’s the ambient noises that help me. They fill my senses and they free my mind from the stresses and the noises of everyday life.
I love to close my eyes and listen to the ticking of the clock on the wall. Each tick registers in my mind as a beat to which my brain can concentrate on. I just listen for the beats and the rest of the world just falls away. This is what puts me in the zone. I hear that ticking and everything feels just right. I think about the project of which I’m tasked with and the ideas start to flow. It is almost like that ticking is a gentle alarm that awakens my creativity.
The environment also plays a huge part when thinking about how a creative moment is born. Some people love to have structure and they need to be sitting in a certain area, maybe their desk, before they can produce any content that has some value. Other people are what would be described as “go with the flow” people and their moments can come to them anywhere, at any time. Those people need to be prepared all of the time. It would be such a waste if you were out for a walk and you got the sudden rush of inspiration, but had no way to record it!
For me, it all depends on what I’m looking to be inspired about. If I want ideas for a drawing, I like to sit at my desk. I make sure there are no distracting noises, but ambient ones. I let the waves of creativity wash over me and wrap me into a cocoon of driven passion. This setting only works for that particular task though. The desk only works for me when drawing.
That’s the thing about finding your creative moment. The setting of sound and environment and feeling that works for one thing may not work for everything that you’re trying to accomplish. Sometimes it’s not as simple as knowing what to do to put yourself into that headspace. Not everyone finds it as easy as turning off the music and just listening to the ticking of a clock. There are people out there who struggle with breaking away from the logic and just letting their creativity flow. I do believe that everyone has their own creativity monster hiding within themselves. For some people it’s as easy as opening the door and letting it run free. But for others, they need to catch that little critter, force the leash around its neck and boot it out the door!
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“Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.”
― Tom Hanks