Nothing is Original

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."
― Jim Jarmusch

The Creative Brain

Hello Creatives,

I enjoyed this Documentary on Netflix and found so much common ground with what I preach and teach in my creativity workshops. Neuroscientist David Eagleman taps into the creative process of various innovators while exploring brain-bending, risk-taking ways to spark creativity.

“Creativity isn’t about just one region of the brain. Every experience you have is raw material for your brain to play with—raw material for new ideas.”

Watch it soon and be inspired! ~Maria

A Clean Slate

“If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.” Natalie Goldberg

Hello Creatives,

In my process of simplifying and eliminating excess, I am closing my WordPress blog site which I’ve had for many years and picking it up here. It’s always a little scary staring at a blank canvas, a blank page, and wondering which of all my insane thoughts that run through my head shall I share with you today.

Thank you for your time, attention, and comments. ~Maria