Saturday, February 28, 2009
The nature of creativity
Just a quick post as I am launching Barefoot Magazine tomorrow (see upcoming events to the right) and must get my beauty sleep (which is a euphemism for must work out what the hell I'm going to say, it being 10pm the night before and all).
I expected to write my 'speech' during the three hours of freedom meant to be provided by a birthday party today, which instead turned into three hours of monitoring my over-sensitive 6-yr-old, who didn't get enough sleep last night (the joy of sleepovers) and ended up repeatedly bursting into tears because the wind blew his hat off or some such tragedy.
Anyway, my dear friend and fellow blogger, Kim, alerted me to this talk by author Elizabeth Gilbert, which I think you would all find fascinating in the light of what we have been talking about lately.
The rest of you have probably already discovered the fantastic world of TED--which hosts these great presentations--being such media savvy types, but it was a revelation for me.
I have to admit I have up until now avoided Gilbert's bestselling Eat, Pray, Love, but perhaps now I'll reconsider... Love to hear your thoughts.