i get really excited about making things

I always take note of quotes about creativity, the art of making and the passion required to keep on digging deep into the well of our minds to pull out a gem… perhaps to keep my own passion alive or to remind myself that – at least at times – it is a struggle for every creative, regardless of their chosen field.

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I heard Moby say this in a great short film “Inspiring Creativity – A Liberatum film presented by illy” available to watch on Vimeo and I love how simple it is… so many people speak of creativity as torture or suffering and this perspective is… well, it’s more me 🙂

The film is an insider’s perspective on inspiration from the minds of leading creative personalities including: Diana Picasso, Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nico Muhly, Karen Elson, Karim Rashid, Klaus Biesenbach, Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Lola Montes Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, Mark Romanek, Tracey Emin, Moby, Paul Schrader, and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.

Anything that loiters around inspiration is of interest to me… hope you enjoy this small look into the creative minds of some greats.

you can do more than you think you can

I have to remind myself of this almost daily! Just push through and do more regardless of what it is you’re doing – art, writing, exercise, work, modern interpretive dance or partying.

Often the biggest challenge to creatives is battling their inner critic – regardless of what your inner critic says, you CAN do more than you think you can.
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Go hard or go home!

i’m a hot little potato right now – mugatu, zoolander

Got to love the fashion mogul and Derek Zoolander’s model agent Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell) in Zoolander (2001)… so many great lines and such a great (no stupid – no great) movie.

Life is too short to be serious all the time.

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