Be More Creative Guest. This week… Go Play With Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes
“Cultivate mental playfulness for constant creativity.” Bill Watterson

“If I’ve learned one thing from being a cartoonist, it’s how important playing is to creativity and happiness.

“My job is essentially to come up with 365 ideas a year. If you ever want to find out just how uninteresting you really are, get a job where the quality and frequency of your thoughts determine your livelihood. I’ve found that the only way I can keep writing every day, year after year, is to let my mind wander into new territories.

“To do that, I’ve had to cultivate a kind of mental playfulness. A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun.

“If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you’ll find it functions as a sort of

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Be More Creative Guest. This week… Alice Walker on blissful creativity

“Creation is really a sustained period of bliss — even though the subject can still be very sad.

Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the way only you could do it.

You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it. You did it just the way you had to do it.

And that is what makes us us.”

The Seven Stages of the Creative Process.

Trying to grasp the creative process is like trying to grasp water. The harder we try, the less we hold. … Read more