Some notes from a web course by Alexandra Kurland, Dominique Day, Mary Hunter. (May 2020) Apologies for my shitty handwriting and sketches.
I LOVE the part about Creativity being about finding and solving puzzles within an environment that allows you to experiment. Doing something "creative" for me personally has always felt like solving a puzzle. I may not be successful or I may not finish, but the process is still reinforcing.
I have been asked: "Do you prefer to be told what to draw/how to draw? Or do you prefer to do what you want?" More recently, an artist friend and I were discussing public recognition and whether this was a key component of being an artist. We both agreed that we didn't need to be "famous" to do what we do, but if not for the public feedback we may not be career creatives. We may not have had the courage to display/market/monetize our work.
Different environments/contexts change the way I draw, and the criteria and standards I set for myself. Look at THESE notes (for myself) versus the more polished pieces I am paid to do for other people.
This week I was issued a creative challenge: create notes for a SCIENCE PAPER. Can I do it? Will I even understand what I am reading? Let's see.