Archive for January, 2014

January 11, 2014

The Story of My Creativity (Sort of)

charlie the invisible thingI’ve already spoken about the crazy, creativity-stifling art teacher who bollocked me for drawing “New Life” (her brief) in the shape of a plant metamorphosing into a man, well, she wasn’t the only one as I was growing up.

When I was about 11 we all created “Charlie” stories. We each picked an inanimate object, called it Charlie, and wrote about its adventures. So my classmates invented, Charlie the Spoon, Charlie the Bucket, Charlie the Pair of Curtains etc.

They were boring as shit.

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January 1, 2014

What is Creativity?

When I was 12 our art teacher gave us a homework brief of “New Life”. That was all she said: “New Life”.creativity

I went home, my head fizzing with ideas and finally settled upon a black and white line drawing of an agonised man growing out of a tree, his limbs merging with the branches as he sprang forth.

I was pretty proud of it.

The teacher gave me a bollocking for “drawing something stupid”.

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