July Quote of the Month
"There is nothing new under the sun."
-King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 1:9
It was quite clear that this must be my quote of the month after some recent events:
1) The beginning of "Creative Corner" at my blog featuring ideas from guest artists, colleagues--creators...
2) A good friend and colleague reminded me of her epiphany of what creativity is (in a blog written a couple of years ago). Her definition:
"Creativity is not creating something new.
Creativity is recombining elements that already exist in a new way.
It finally made sense to me what Ecclesiastes says: “There is nothing new under the sun.”
-Wendy Stevens, ComposeCreate.com
3) Picked up a new favorite book, Steal Like an Artist and the author states:
"What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere.
All creative work builds on what came before.
Nothing is completely original.
It's right there in the Bible: "There is nothing new under the sun."
-Austin Kleon, www.austinkleon.com