The Fifth Quality of Creativity: Curiosity

Have you ever wondered why humanity is so questioning?  What an amazingly curious mind the artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci had to make the discoveries that kept his name in the spotlight 500 years after his death. The world would not have the technology to reach others over the internet without curious, creative people sharing knowledge. We all do need a little support, and sometimes an escape from everyday life, to find the inner artist in this busy world. Getting more conscious about who we are personally takes a little self examination and lot of ongoing assessment.

The secret, I feel, is to return to our childhood memories to find what inspired and fulfilled us then. ‘ Curioser and Curioser’ was what Alice exclaimed in her journey to Wonderland.  We may all have something to learn from falling down a well into another way of looking at the world.

Last weekend I had a very interesting group of curious artists gather in my studio at Tallegalla for a workshop. That curiosity was a largest part of this weekend was very evident. Most had questions that related to their purpose in creating and their ongoing search for answers.  Learning how others have researched and discovered can answer the many questions we all have about life…and art is after all life.  My own curiosity has lead to a rather large library that I continue to add to at such a rate I need  three minds to absorb as I continually self educate.  In the photo here you will find my artist friends, and me, gathered together for just a  moment in time.

Tallegalla workshop

The 'tribe' at Tallegalla