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Friday, May 8, 2009

Good News for Us Creative Types!

     I'm proud to say I'm a "woo-woo" kind of gal! Yup - a right brainer all the way. Rarely touch down, live in the clouds. It's been a detriment most of my life, but apparently that's all about to change...
     Lisa Jacobi of Steel String Session turned me on to this article and Oprah interview with Daniel Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind."


     What's most encouraging about this article is his focus on story and storytelling as experiencing a much needed comeback. Even though this is a book for adults, it's surprisingly on topic for children's book creators and publishers!
     I also loved the term "symphony" - the ability to see the big picture and connect the dots. So much of this business is learning to recognize opportunities and different angles, people, points that can help each other - something I've turned out to be surprisingly good at. But this ability to 'symphonize' was never really identified as a skill until this book.
     I gotta get a copy! But as hubbie said, "Don't go givin' her a big head now."
     I dunno - left-brainers have been running our world for so long. Don't you think it's about time us creatives were due a bit of big-headedness?
     Read the article and tell me which skills YOU have.



Anonymous Lisa Jacobi said...

Best righter and writer we know...

1:10 PM  
Blogger e said...

Ha! Back at ya babe!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:) said...

Ah ha... "RIGHT" there with you. It's about time.
Since I married a left-brainer, the world is good.

3:03 PM  
Blogger e said...

Yeah - I guess we need the balance, eh? My left-brained hubbie keeps us straight. :)

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Cryptic said...

This sounds like great news. Outsourcing our infrastructure to a foreign government with a stellar human rights record should work about as well for us as outsourcing security worked for the Romans.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that you have missed the point, and so did the "Dr", it is all about combining both the left and right side of the brain that is important. Being a left only make syou too logical, that you follow those choices with no exception, the same goes for being full right brain. That is why you have so many artist that are broke and homeless

6:21 PM  
Blogger e said...

I must admit I don't know any artists who are broke or homeless. I do, however, know plenty of creatives who are over-worked and under-paid. Most of them have a very healthy dose of left brain. That's the unknown secret in this business - most creatives are actually pretty good at running their businesses too - they have to be. So, yes, it takes balance.
But my point is, it's about time society recognized the input of the creatives on our world and valued their work more highly. It shouldn't be a stereo-type that being a left-brainer means a good job with high pay and benefits, while a creative job implies... the stereo-type you just mentioned. It's true that creatives make our world beautiful... or not. I'd rather live in a world where creative input is highly valued TOO.

7:57 AM  

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