Tag Archives: creativity

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Giving the heart a home

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My third art show started last weekend and I am very happy to have reached this point whereby I feel a little more relaxed and more comfortable about doing my art, as well as showing it to the world. I … Continue reading

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Don’t stop creating

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If it is true, that we can only live a small part of what there is in us, – what happens with the rest? This is a quote of one of my favorite books from Pascal Mercier “Night Train to … Continue reading

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recognizing patterns of resistance

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I started my day as almost every day for the last few weeks. I first did the dishwasher, put away the pots and pans and cleaned the kitchen while my tea was waiting for me. Than I started my “to … Continue reading

the curragh to do what you love to do

I can’t remember when I first listen to Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk on nurturing creativity, but today  I remembered it again and had to listening to it once more.

It touched me again as it did the first time – nothing left to say but thanks for the divine which mad me find this talk in the first place…

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

the responsibility of beeing creative – or the challange of being employed

working in the architecture business I am challenged often by the different ideas and requests of both the client and my boss.

While I am honest to my bones, my boss’s main focus is to make money and to glimmer in the world of the rich and famous.

Taking on new assignments and promising the impossible makes me want to cry out loud, but at the same time I have to sit still and smile, playing the game by showing interest and pretending that everything is possible.

Sometimes I wonder if people really want to be lied at.  To finalize a project in a very very short time frame is one thing, but inventing all the details, finalizing materials and changing the concept within this time is a crime. A crime towards the original great idea, the original and the intended feel of the result of the project. And in the end it is a crime against the client who originally wanted to do a project outside the box, creating a new identity.

Why is it so difficult to be honest in the beginning? Why does a client and all parties become so stressed out and take on so much failure instead of taking the time, discussing the pro and cons and than after finalizing the most important things starting the process? So much money would be saved, so much human sanity would be protected and so much more beauty would be created!

How much ego can a project take on? How much ego can I take on from my boss and from some of the clients who act as they where the ruler of the universe??? What’s so wrong with being honest and straight to the point?

giving before receiving

taking “it”  (meaning my writing)  more serious I spend more time on reading other blogs.  One comment on someones question on how to get more followers for her blog was saying that you have to give before you can receive – and that is what currently is sticking with me.

It seems like  natures law, that as soon as we become more open to give we also seem to start receiving more.

So on my way of trying to give more I already received quite a lot, especially lot of inspiration and a lot of true stories of other peoples lives and experiences and the compassion we are able to feel.

may our writing and sharing of our inner thoughts help not only us but also others