On Being Creative: #2

Less choice can yield more creative results

Recent B&W painting demonstrates concept

Black & White VisionDigital Painting – example of creating with less

Below is the second tip from an article available in full at Outhouses Studios through Free Downloads

Make do with what you have

it is a very creative process – “necessity is the mother of invention”.

Take for instance the meals we are forced to come up with when we are pretty much out of food in the house. Whether they come out or not, they are creative.

The lack of choices can force us into ways of combining things which we would not consider otherwise. This can be a valuable ally in creating new works.


Like the previous tip, this is a variation on limits being valuable.  Sadly, as much as I believe in options; too many choices can be just that – too many choices.

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