The Creative Genius

In my workshop Mosaics from the Mind’s Eye, we work with confronting the critical inner voice which can be especially sensitive for artists or people undertaking any creative venture.  I received a wonderful note from a student recently:

For me, the ‘genius’ hovering in the corner seems to be ‘The Divine’, which I can sometimes plug into when I’m able to get out of my own way. You were so instrumental in getting me started, Lillian. I had a lot of fear, and your wonderful class showed me in the gentlest and most intuitive way to learn to trust myself without judgment…well, I have glimpses of that, and it’s a real gift.

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I thought you might all appreciate and enjoy watching this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert – fresh from the TED conference last week.

Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of best seller, “Eat, Pray, Love”) muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. It’s about 19 minutes and worth listening to.

May the creative muse be with you, and Olé,

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