Mark on Being Creatively Crazy

If you are a creative being, an artist, there is no such thing as crazy.  Crazy is what makes us tick.  Living outside the normal boundaries is what makes us who we are.  We see things differently.  We feel things differently.  We react to things differently.  That’s what makes the creative personality so exiting, so magnetic, and so powerful.

The not-so-creative among us has to graph, prepare, contemplate, calculate, ease into, and justify each and every move they make.  Not us.  We act on our creative gut and inspired way of thinking, and with that comes rewards.

Please understand how important it is that we creatives not shy away from even the nuttiest germ of an idea.  Because in that inspired seed, no matter how crazy or off-the-wall, may be the brilliant breakthrough that will catapult you to stardom.  Act on your inspired hunches not matter how mad they might seem.  xoxom

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8 Comments on “Mark on Being Creatively Crazy”

  1. jeanine hartman
    June 14, 2011 at 2:19 AM #

    Wonderful: I can tell my students this. I am not alone! thank you for this pearl of wisedom.

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  2. Tara
    June 14, 2011 at 7:23 AM #

    You ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie, Mark!!
    I needed this justification from Pickle Road this morning for a big meetin’.
    Take care!

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  3. June 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM #

    You’ve been coming up with some real gems lately, Head Cupcake! Keep it up! 🙂

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  4. June 15, 2011 at 6:46 AM #

    This is great, but i must say that as a creative who has to make sure that my business is up to date and such, i find it best when i make sure that all is in order, that all is graphed, calculated and prepared. Not so when i do my art work, but essential for the daily business of my art. Does that make any sense?

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    • June 15, 2011 at 6:57 AM #

      Makes perfect sense . . . there really is little option in business. xoxom

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  5. Pat Coble
    June 15, 2011 at 7:52 AM #

    I often wondered why people near and dear to me didn’t get as excited about colors as I sometimes do. i can look for ,seemingly, long periods of time at some thing especially with color overlaps. Blown glass, ceramics,flowers and leaves, printed fabrics and so on can fascinate me beyond what seems to be “normal”. Hopefully this means I’m creative and not just weird… or is it me that’s “normal” and the others just not seeing all that beauty are sort of color blind. And no, I did not experiment with drugs in the 60’s or any other time. Who needs it when you can watch the colors change in the ocean waves without enhanced chemistry. Please excuse any rambling here, I’m just getting a handle on this sort of thing. Thanks for giving me a place to attempt to articulate this concept.

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  6. June 15, 2011 at 7:54 AM #

    To paraphrase… “I like to imagine six impossible things before breakfast” – Alice in Wonderland.

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  7. Barbara Young
    June 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM #

    Every time I get comments from the “non creative” I try to imagine how sad it would be to see the world in shades of navy and gray. My world is full of bright colors.

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