Category Archives: Post It Note Philosophy

Post It Note Philosophy #23


Creativity does not seek to strip away the artifice of the world; to unravel its mysteries nor simplify the complex. It seeks to enhance the artifice, deepen the mystery and marvel at the complex.

Post It Note Philosophy #22

PINPY 22The essence of creativity is the permission to make mistakes.

Creativity is stifled when you believe you no longer need to take risks and make mistakes.

Post It Note Philosophy #21


To create you must first listen.

listen to your heart, your mind, your soul; the rhythm of your life and the rhythm of nature.

when you have learned to listen, you will have the power to speak with authority.

Post It Note Philosophy #20


Understand your creativity is not solely your singular wisdom and insight. It is the culmination of living in the village; learning the traditions and skills of the elders. And it is expected you will continue the heritage by passing it on to those who come after you.

Post It Note Philosophy #19


Creativity is not about your cleverness and ingenuity as an artist with pen, brush or camera. It is about telling your story effectively in your chosen media; for it to find  its way into the heart and mind of the reader, viewer or listener. It is to change their world that you create.

Post It Note Philosophy #18


In this age of the immediate and the temporal, creativity that abandons the sanctity of tradition becomes superficial and disposable. Creativity is not beholden to tradition yet is informed by it, understanding its origins and genesis. Honouring tradition gives you permission to stand on the shoulders of your predecessors.

Post It Note Philosophy #17


In the crafting of a single sentence, or the application of the brush to the canvas or in the taking of a single image that an idea has its genesis and the stifling sense of creative depression can be lifted.

Post It Note Philosophy #16


Creativity is not about talent and aptitude; skills and techniques can be taught and learned.

Creativity is about the ability to listen, to perceive, to understand so that when you speak in your chosen medium, your voice is clear and articulate.

Post It Note Philosophy #15


Creativity is the act of recreating, reversing, repurposing, reimagining, redirecting, redesigning. Its genesis is an awareness of the past, influenced by the present and focused on the future.

Post It Note Philosophy #14


At the heart of creativity is the belief in the power of the story, the image, the music to transform, to develop understanding and to be understood.