Sunday, 7 October 2007

Creativity

Calling all creative types..........University of Melbourne (Aust) researcher Dr Karen Hendricks has found that creative people are more disposed to mental illness (!) She says the psychosis process is a driving force for creativity and there is a healthy rebellion aspect - such as questioning social conventions and being open to new and radical ideas. Hmmmmmm.....
writers are apparently the worst (best?), scoring highly on personality disorder scales; performance artists scored highest on narcissism personality scale. (I can just hear my writer/actor friend Malcolm saying -"You think?"
This all seems to let visual artists off the hook - until you look at art history, of course.....
I like the sound of healthy rebellion though!

I took the picture of the Rainbow Lorikeet while enjoying one of the simple pleasures of school holidays - breakfast outside over the papers ( and of course the teapot, Annie). They are very hard to catch in all their glory as they always have their head down eating Grevillea seeds and startle easily. Doesn't stop me from trying!

3 comments:

Patti said...

I write AND make visual art. I guess that means I get a double dose! Your pictures are beautiful.

Mich said...

I'm with Patti ... that picture is completely amazing!

Annie said...

Having lived with an author for 20-odd years I would agree wholeheartedly.
Meal-time conversations are interesting though......