My creative process is so strange. I find that (most times) my creativity is much more stimulated by anguish than serendipity.

I always seem to do my best work while in the throes of some sort of (seemingly) mortal pain.


It’s always been the case with my artwork, writing is a slightly different story. I can always write, but some of my best work has come from agony as opposed to ecstasy.

I wonder why that is.

Maybe I’ll figure it out someday, long after it actually matters.

    • ellielawson
    • October 10th, 2011

    you are just so terribly awesome… you could be writing from inside my own head.

    • Haha thanks! And it always trips me out when I see something someone else has written that seems like something I’d say!

  1. I’m the same way. A lot of my poetry is dark and sad. I just seem to be more creative during those times. If I had to venture a guess as to why that is I would say it’s because I have no problem sharing with others when I’m happy or there’s good news but have you ever noticed that if someone asks how you’re doing, even if you’re terrible, you/we reply, “I’m fine,” or something similar? The way I see it, those feelings have to go *somewhere*. Purging is good and necessary, no matter how you do it.

    • Yeah I hardly ever talk about how I’m feeling about things, it’s just so much easier to write about it. I find that most people don’t really want an answer when they ask how you are it’s more a function of the social pleasantry exchange than an actual interrogative.

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