Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Handling creativity

6ish months ago I discovered TED and I have yet to be disappointed with anything I've watched from it. Watch this clip - all of it - because it is awesome and will give you lots to think about :)

**Did you know there is some TED on Netflix? It's true.


  1. Oh my gosh! (please excuse the excitement) I just watched this speech last week and promptly shared it with all of my "artsy-fartsy" friends! I've watched it 2 or 3 times since... I know, a little obsessive... but I was defintitely in tears when she was speaking about the poem thundering across the landscape and then again when she spoke about the dancer.

    I want so badly to write about it, but I just cant figure out what to say. It's like a traffic jam of words... sigh...

    How did this TED Talks session affect you in your creative thought?

    1. It made me think about lots of things... traffic jam indeed!
      I guess since I'm in Graphic Design it was her fear of a creative career that I related to. What happens when you suck or have zero good ideas? Ack! OR, like her, after you had a great success but can't live up to your own standard again.
      She didn't really talk about this directly, but I also fear sharing creative things. I find it very hard to be open and talk about things I create. Which your probably thinking, "What? you post loads of stuff on your blog" but the thing is, most of my "real" friends don't know I even have a blog. Fear of failure, I guess... idk. I liked how she talked about just creating what you create as best you can.

  2. I would feel guilty for not bringing TED to your life sooner, but you didn't share either so I feel less bad :)

  3. Wow, that is such an inspiring and striking talk! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. It is something that will stick with me forever now.

    Yes, TED Talks in general are wonderful, aren't they?


  4. Wow! Great! Just show up and do your work. She was great, her ideas......Create!

  5. Wow! Great! Just show up and do your work. She was impressive, apparently a great writer, definitely a great speaker. Create, it's your work:)

  6. I loved this video! Thanks for sharing! It was wonderful.

    Melanie from My Billie