In preparation for my Creative Sparks seminar at Synergy, I came across a book called Creative Sparks by Jim Krause. It’s aimed primarily at commercial graphic designers but I did find some pearls.
I often get kidded about my enthusiasm for just about everything- whether it be a 3 PM piece of chocolate, a piece of jewelry, a beautiful building- my first response is usually an enthusiastic WOW!
Krause says “amazement” can be learned and cultivated. That it leads to discovery and learning . Discovery and learning fill your creative well and provides fuel for art.
I love this quote of his:
“Being amazed takes little time and little effort.”
I hope to see many of you in Baltimore in February!