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Spread 146- TMI September 26, 2011

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Too much information stands in the way of creativity. Too much education stands in the way of originality. Somehow, in all the books we read, the exhibits we visit, the workshops we take, the degrees we get, the interviews we listen to, the videos we watch, the tools and supplies we purchase, the chatting we do, the blogs we view, and the images we see, we must seek and find a little voice that says: This is me.


1. Sue - September 26, 2011

Well put Orly. This must be one of the major challenges creators meet with today. So much to see, so much to learn….so much to distract us from our own inner voices waiting to be heard…..

2. milkcan - September 26, 2011

So true and so well put!

3. Monica - September 26, 2011

I agree with all of the above and I’d like to piggyback on the education statement by adding:

Too much education can kill intelligence, originality of thought and creativity! 😉

I have to say though, that gathering too much information for inspiration can lead to overload if one is not careful…

4. Pnina - September 27, 2011

Knowledge is valuable if it helps you recognize your own inner process.
This spread is eye and heart pleasing.

5. MaryAnn - September 27, 2011

How true. Thank you, Orly! Opening the heart and closing the mind works to keep me in that creative flow. Looking forward to you and Journalfest!!!

6. Connie Rose - September 27, 2011

Right on, Orly! This is exactly why I recently quit Facebook and trimmed down the list of blogs I follow — Too Much Information! I was in constant info overload from everywhere outside myself…but now I’m focusing again on my own work and whatever it is I have to say.

7. donna - September 28, 2011

Can I add also that sometimes Too Much analyzing in the way we experience art as an observer – at times people place their own lofty ideas on artist’s pieces (maybe that is not so bad if the piece is able to connect in some way to the viewer – what difference is it in how they are able to achieve that connection? feeling rather fickle at the moment), that quite possibly/probably have absolutely nothing to do with the effect the artist was trying to portray, the feelings they wanted to invoke in the viewer, or the statement they wanted to make…they get carried away with over-intellectualizing assumed subtle meanings, but like William Hurt said in the Big Chill ‘sometimes you just have to let art flow over you.’ We get too caught up in trying to translate rather than just feel what we feel. So just so you know – I am feeling really groovy and light right now looking at your piece here Orly – love the colors and textures, and Frida peeking out the corner there…

8. Possibility Shaman - September 28, 2011

I love the focus on “me.” Me me me! It has been a theme for the people coming through the door of the studio this week. The whole “who am I again?” People get lost in other people’s stuff, or as you say, they also get lost in too much information. Hooray for me-ness! Thanks for mentioning it, Orly-ness!

9. aimee - September 30, 2011

I couldn’t agree more! I love coming here for your snippets of wisdom!

10. Gil Avineri - October 26, 2011

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” -Albert E.

11. Mo W. - November 1, 2011

Your statement, as well as your spread, speak into a deep place that I have been visiting lately. Thank you for your insight and your inspiration. (and I hope you don’t mind if I quote you???). ~ Mo

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