What Gives us the Impetus to Create?
When do I get the gut instinct feeling to create?
When do I, ERIC KIM, get an impetus to create?
Sometimes I’m just lying down on my back, and I feel an urge to make some sort of sketches or calligraphs. Lately I’m getting a huge kick out of Zen Brush 3:
How and why do I create calligraphs? Well, I think there is a combination of me enjoying the process of making these calligraphs, the joy and fun and kick I get from seeing the satisfying flow of the ink from my finger (I don’t use Apple Pencil, just my finger), and something about imputing my life-force energy into things I create:
Do these creations need some sort of meaning?
The tricky thing is this:
Do we first start off with a meaning in mind, *then* we create, or do we just create things for fun or for some sort of unknown inner reason and then prescribe it meaning after-the-fact?
Delight in life *then* making art
Does making art bring us delight? Or are we already delighted and happy and joyful in life which gives us the motivation to make the artwork which reflects our joy and delight in life?
The visual as the greatest joy
An insight from studying and reading Aristotle’s “Metaphysics”—
There is no greater joy in terms of human perception than the visual joy— visual perception.
And if we really think what made social media, Facebook and Instagram so successful is the social (human bonds) connected with the visual (humans + images). This is also what made Instagram more successful than Facebook:
With Instagram you *MUST* share visual images. No way around it.
And the reason why Snapchat will be superior and win in the long-run versus Facebook Messenger is that Snapchat *requires* the visual when it comes to communication (you can only send photo or video images, not just text).
Humans prefer the visual (photo or video) over text!!!
The ultimate synthesis of photo, video, visual, audio *and* text is apex (imagine watching a movie or film or TV show with audio enabled, as well as captions enabled for maximal engagement).
How to Become More Creative
Re-discover your inner-child like PICASSO:
- On Focusing on Your Own Self Development
- WHY COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS?
- Visual Stochastic Resonance
- Future Creativity
- Eternal Re-Creation
- How I Come Up With My Ideas (Ideation 101)
- How to Be Creative During Quarantine
- Constraints are Creative
- HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE DURING COVID
- It is All Connected.
- What is Interesting to You is Very Likely to Be Interesting to Others
- Happiness as a Means to Creative Productivity
- How I Remix My Photos in iPad and ProCreate
- Creative Productivity
- In Praise of Repetition
- The Eternal Creative Loop
- The Goal is Spontaneous Creative Activity
- Ignore Your Haters.
- You’re on a Winning Streak
- Ultralight Photography
- How to see.
- CREATORS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
- How to Ignore Your Inner-Critic
- How to Unlock Your Inner-Genius
- Success is Your Only Option
- How to Make Your Photos More Artistic
- Creative Lessons Rick Rubin Can Teach You About Photography
- Why I Love Shooting With an LCD Screen
- How to Shoot Abstract Photography
- How to Be More Spontaneous in Your Photography and Life
- How to Re-Invent Yourself in Photography
- How to Photograph Like a Child
- How to Be a More Imaginative Photographer
- Never Rust
- Limit Your Palette
- Follow Your Intuition
- Have Creative Confidence in Yourself
- How To Find Your Unique Voice in Photography
- Beginner’s Mind
- There is No Wrong Way to Shoot Street Photography
- You Can’t Control the Results, Only Effort
- On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane
- On Searching For the Maximum
- The Beauty of “Creative Constraints”
- How to Stay Curious
- Enjoy the Process
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