Making Creativity a Habit: An Interview with Danny Gregory

Source: Making Creativity a Habit: An Interview with Danny Gregory

 

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received about being creative?

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” Miles Davis said that and it has guided most everything I’ve ever done or made. It is so tempting to cower at the starting line, waiting for inspiration to come, or trembling at the sight of the first blank page in a sketchbook. I believe that one must just dive in, start making something, and wait to judge it until you have a big mass of words or drawings or ideas to sift through. Getting into the flow is the key to creativity and that flow does not wait for you to jump in.