Creativity The Elephant in the workroom

Most of us “creatives” will recognise many of the points raised in this piece. I know I do – particularly the Lone Maker bit. but I do think that there are many useful pieces of advice in here.

Handmade Lives


How ever perfect your workspace


However beautifully equipped you are

link creativity

You are on your own when it comes to creativity

You can’t buy it

You can’t learn it

Its the Elephant in your workroom

 Do Craftspeople need to be creative?

Nope, you don’t. Lots aren’t

Enjoyment in making things does not make you creative. Many craftspeople are attracted to repetition and want nothing more than to run quietly along  in their groove. Their skills increase over time and they can have a good  business producing well crafted objects  “The public wants it, I make it”  They may introduce variations in terms of new colour-ways or sizes but they see no reason to reinvent the wheel.

However there is a different sort of crafts person, the artist-craftsman, who is driven by the desire to make something more and more exceptional. These run on creative energy, they are volatile and vulnerable…

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About paisleypedlar

Artist, Sewist, sometime Cyclist and Arm Chair Activist
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One Response to Creativity The Elephant in the workroom

  1. Rasa says:

    So true! I have met so many crafty people that are not very creative 😀

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