|"To give birth to ideas." Is this only an expression, or are there really parallels between giving birth and creativity?
Ick. Does that mean Liquitex is a metaphor for a placenta? Is gesso amniotic fluid?
I will take two characters from STINGING FILTH AND BLOODY HANDS. Emily and Jack. I absolutely hate them. They are the menaces of society. I have given them life and nurtured them to a point where I resent their very 'existence'. If I ever meet these people in real life I think I would vomit and leave the building very swiftly. They are the most terrible role models of society and you will never learn anything from these two characters. You will only witness their mistakes and be thankful that your lives are not so complicated and disturbing as theirs. Giving birth in real life is completely different. You will always be excited about becoming a mother.
More than half the population can not answer this question.
I don't think there any parallels at all, that creativity is strictly an exercise of the brain. If this were not the case, every mother in the world could be writing her story.
Sure, there are parallels in that both require time to develop. Beyond that, for me, it's a poor metaphor.
When a woman gives birth to a child, she is letting out 9 months or more of work out. A person as to develop from fetus to baby to child to adult. As they develop they learn, they gain and they lose. Same for an artist they start from marking up walls with crayone to doodling to drawing and then there a thousands of paths they can take after that. It's all a process. You creativity gives birth to new things.
no one births ideas, ideas are there, we merely tune it.
Well, having never actually given birth, I couldn’t say. But I do know that creativity and ideas, like children, have to be nurtured. I also know it can be difficult to suffer criticism or part with the object of that “birth.”
We can’t say for sure, but we do know that creativity and ideas, like children, have to be nurtured. “There full potential isn’t known until they’re truly grown”
Definitely parallels. To create is to purge your soul of something that will take on a life of its own. It takes every ounce of you heart, mind and soul to create. And once it's created, it needs to grow and be nurtured. It's very much like creating a rasing a child. Sometimes it's painful, like in songwriting when you write about a love lost or broken heart, etc. Other times it can be fun and happy like filming a comedy.
There is a definite parallel.
What is really great is now I can answer this because I have given birth recently! It's all the same. Uncharted "broken" waters are the same. My new son is the best project I could ever have. There are great parallels and I feel even more creative than before.
Yes. I think there are parallels between giving birth and creativity. A vague idea grows in your mind until it's a clear plan and ready to be born. The idea is like your baby, you sometimes put your heart and sole into it and hope for the best.
I've never given birth, so I'm no expert at the literal birthing process, but for my ideas there usually is an incubation period and times of discomfort prior to that ah-ha idea 'suddenly' bursts forth. Some ideas do seem to just pop from no where, but if I look back I realize that it wasn't truly a spontaneous occurrence - there was plenty of build up to get to that point.
I feel the birthing comes more from taking the idea to fruition.
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