Friday, July 27, 2012

A Little bit of Research

Good Day everyone! Thank you for checking in today. There are so many other things that people can choose to do. This morning as I was in the shower, I had a thought (which is a good thing-they have gone missing lately) I was reminded of a book I picked up back in May/June actually a series of books.

I knew I was ready for a change. (little did I know it was to be in EVERY area of my life, none- the -less, change is change) I also knew that creativity is something that is my angle. It is how I perceive the world, people, products, movies, books, everything I do, is perceived through the filter of creativity. It is my processor, information is broken down into design elements and principles (I know, I talk about them a lot) and then I assess what is working and what is not working and create/add the what is missing. It is a bit more complicated than that and the challenges around it are subject matter for  a whole different post.

So, back to this subject. I started with the Craft, Inc. book. I admit, I didn't get very far and then it got packed into a box, which will emerge and be resumed when stability of home returns.  This morning in the shower, I was reminded of one of the first things talked about in the book.

Myths people have about why a creative business won't work for them... or something of that nature. One of the first ones and memory fails me, as to which one it is at the moment, one of the top three if I recall... was the lack of formal design/fine arts training. The book states that this is not necessary for the success of a creative endeavor/business.

I would like to know what readers think. (I know there are readers out there... last night, the blog reached 2400 views in all time! Thank you!) I would like to start a dialog about this topic and find out what people think. Is this an obstacle for you in taking on a creative project or turning your hobby into a business? I know there are many people who have no formal training in design/fine arts and are doing a myriad of creative things... some VERY successfully!

My opinion and the experiences that I have and am having that I can credit to a formal education will be revealed in a future post. Maybe not the next one, but, once a dialog is started (by some brave soul out there or who is willing to take the time) I will share with you all... I do look forward to hearing different perspectives on this and the information is valuable to something that I am considering let me know, what do you think? What is your experience?

I look forward to further diving into these books, as I have been looking at them for some time and perusing the information. They seem packed with information that will be very helpful in this next life phase.

This is the year that I am opening myself up to new ways of thinking. I am interested in what you have to say...

1 comment:

  1. "Money, talent, intuitiveness, formal training, luck, networking, fearless. In that order! That's what I think today, anyway! "


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