Possibly accurate, but sounds suspiciously like an all-positive description of an idealized creative type, written by someone who thinks of themselves as a creative type. I'd like to see something possibly more realistic and objective.
unless i read that wrong, there were only 11 things as the 12th was just a recap of the article. i would be all of them except the risk taker. but then again you can apply that list to a serial killer as well, it's kind of broad.
@JC, lol I can only imagine!!
@Jim, just because the writer chose only the good to write about does not mean they are any less accurate, just means they left a few things out lol
@Mike, I didn't even think to count them lol
Yup All of the 12, and can I add
13. Moody. Artist sometimes tend to be moody. Prone to different change of mood, specially if they are on the creative mode. Thus translating it to thier works.
Good to see you again here on discussion dearest Shana.
I can see myself in most of these tendancies except maybe the most important two. 10. Motovate themselves , and 11. Work hard.
At this stage of my life I am fairly comfortable as art goes. I usually paint what I like when I like. The sale of paintings, - or the lack of, will not make me or break me.
There was a time in my life when I worked harder, but now I am in the phase that wants to enjoy painting, and let it be a theropy. I do not need the stress of pushing myself day and night to achieve perfection, but I still make an effort to do better when I paint. ; )
I actually don't find myself working a lot. I may spend a lot of time to set my photographs and I feel tired after all but ai don't feel working at all since it is a pleasing tiredness.
And I don't find myself making a lot of mistakes. I actually finded out, talking with others, that I got a lot of things right when experimenting, learning and testing things that ususally people starting doing wrong. Even things that people tell me that I should leave to learn later because of the dificulties to do for the first time or the material, I found easy. And I don't know why because I consider myself really stuped and very distrated. I lose my attention and forget things very easy but seldon I make mistakes, and I don't remembered if I ever made a mistake that compromised all my work.
@Otil, thank you, it has been a while, I have been quite busy offline. Nice to see you too ;)
I can see how many see it as being generic. That being said, those of you who think it is too loose of an interpretation, what are some things that you think that should be on that list that are more specific to being a creative type?
I identify with most of the list, in some way or another, but it definitely is bound to differ from person to person.
@Shana -- I don't really think there is a "creative type". The creative people I know are an incredibly diverse group, but each of them probably matches some of that list.
A LOT of people probably match some of that list -- after all, everybody's creative to some degree. For instance, the list could say
13. Enjoys traveling, or
13. Can't carry a tune, or
13. Dances like a chicken.
At least 1/3 of us would say, 'Yes, that's me!' The thing is, 1/3 of everyone we've all ever met -- even if that's a million people -- would probably say the same. (In my head, I'm trying to figure out which of you guys are the 'chicken dancers'. . . )