Me Kyeoung Lee
Artist Me Kyeoung Lee captures in her paintings the dwindling number of South Korean convenience stores.
Un par de regalos de muchos de la escritora Laura Ortiz hoy en Creative Mornings Bogotá en El Jardín.
Emil Nolde is a feast. I just watched one of these this week, a sunset all fire and indigo. Toto nunca olvides mirar el cielo.
Creativity vs Efficiency
This episode from Hurry Slowly. It accurately describes my experience and how I go about doing the things I love, the happiest place.
Creative labor has its own schedule. There is no technology, no time-saving device that can alter the rhythms of creative labor.
Going slow and caring about every little detail is my creative process and it’s what makes that process enjoyable for me. And if I delegated that or I streamlined that to make things more scalable, I think two things would happen. One, you would get a different product and two, I would have less fun, which raises the question, what’s more important: doing all the things or enjoying the things that you’re doing?
I strongly believe that the amount of love and care you put into a project is always apparent. Even if people are not conscious of it, they can sense when you have paid attention to every little detail.
Creativity resists efficiency. No one can tell you how much time something should take because creativity is not measurable on a time clock. It’s not practical or efficient or objectively quantifiable. What it is is deeply personal.
No one knows how long it takes to make anything. Which also means that no one knows what pace your creative process should unfold at, except for you. And no one knows what boundaries you need to set up to protect that process, but you. And no one knows how much you should obsess about the details or how far you should go and when you should say this is enough, but you. Remarkable creative projects don’t come from efficiency. If anything, I would say that they come from inefficiency. From doggedly ignoring all the rules and saying I am going to devote an ungodly amount of time to this thing that no one else thinks is important but that I think is important. Great creative work comes from slowing down when everyone else is rushing around, and saying I’m gonna take my time and notice this thing that everyone else is missing and really sit with it and contemplate it and craft it to create something remarkable. Something that’s even more remarkable because no one else would’ve taken the time.
Greater comes from working at your own pace.
There’s nothing shitty about Mierdinsky.