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After the Inward Journey – Discovery

The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production. – George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Creation is such an elusive thing, for the more we think we are in control, the more we remove ourselves from the actual creation. Betty Jean Billups

After the inward journey there is a world of discovery

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. – Edward de Bono

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Seeing Inward

There is no one definitive creative path. There are many ways to be creative – not only intuitive ways but organized, logical ways, too. – Theresa Bayer

Seeing inward - the path to creativity

I change many things, discard others, and try again and again until I am satisfied. Then, in my head, I begin to elaborate the work in its breadth, its narrowness, its height, its depth… I hear and see the image in front of me from every angle, as if it had been cast, and only the labour of writing it down remains. – Ludwig van Beethoven


Observing Art for the Near Future

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love. – Francis Bacon

Keeping the spirit of creativity alive, finding color everywhere

Creativity is a lifestyle, and ideas are the product and lifeblood of that lifestyle. – Miles G. Batt