The Delightful Dream of Creating

We create for the pleasure of it. Here's one artist's take on the creative process:
”When I am… completely myself, entirely alone and of good cheer — say, travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly.

“Whence and how they come, I know not; nor can I force them. Those ideas that please me I retain in memory…[and] if I continue in this way, it soon occurs to me how I may turn this or that morsel to account…

All this fires my soul, and, provided I am not disturbed, my subject enlarges itself, becomes methodised and defined, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statue, at a glance… What a delight this is I cannot tell! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing lively dream.” The author of this quote: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
And for you? What does it feel like when ideas are flowing?

1 comment:

  1. Yes great post indeed, i like it a lot.

    when ideas are flowing, it feels good then at times i get really cross if i lose the words.


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