Creativity – Theory and Practice

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Theory

I have a theory that if you are an artist, you are an artist whether you create art or not. This is because what counts is that you have an artistic mind.

Practice

In practice no one will ever call you an artist unless you actually create art. This is because without the creation of art, the artistic mind atrophies and dies.

Works

My favorite passage in the New Testament of the Christian Bible is this passage in the book of James:

‘So too, faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.’ James 2:17-18

What do you want to be?

You become what you practice.  Practice art, you become an artist. Practice running, you become a runner. Practice love, you become a lover.  It doesn’t matter what it is, if you want to become something practice is the only way to become it.


Drawing and commentary © 2016 Marty Coleman | napkindad.com

Quote by Yogi Berra, 1925 – 2015, American Baseball Player


 

Yogi Berra Mashup #1!

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Yogi the Great

Yogi Berra was one of the best baseball players ever.  If he was mute and never said a word he would still be in the hall of fame many times over.  Look up his statistics and there will be no doubt.

Yogi the Poet

But Yogi did talk. He said a lot of very funny, odd and surprisingly insightful things.  Many are non sequiturs where the first part of the quote seems to make no sense with the second part of the quote. That gave me the idea of taking the quotes one step further, doing a mash up of two of his quotes and see what I can come up with.  


Drawing and commentary © 2015 Marty Coleman | napkindad.com

Quotes by Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American Baseball Player


 

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