Creative Process Meets Chores

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“Take time to be bored. One time I heard a coworker say, ‘When I get busy, I get stupid.’ Ain’t that the truth. Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing. I get some of my best ideas when I’m bored, which is why I never take my shirts to the cleaners. I love ironing my shirts — it’s so boring, I almost always get good ideas. If you’re out of ideas, wash the dishes. Take a really long walk. Stare at a spot on the wall for as long as you can.”

I think this means Austin Leon, whose book Steal Like an Artist this passage is from, would be pleased with my macro photography, inspired by yesterday’s chore — tidying my creative room.

Just Lori

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