Sunday, June 18, 2006


Creativity is a shapechanger.

One moment it takes this form, the next that.

It is like a dazzling spirit who appears to us all, yet is hard to describe for no one agrees on what they saw in that brilliant flash.


Some say the creative life is in ideas, some say it is in doing.

It seems in most instances to be a simple being.

It is not virtuosity, although that is very fine in itself.

It is the love of something, having so much love for something whether person, a word, an image, an idea, the land, or humanity that all that can be done with the overflow is to create.

It is not a matter of wanting to, not a singular act of will;

One solely must.


Creativity is not a solitary movement. That is its power.

Whatever is touched by it, whoever hears it, sees it, senses it, knows it, is fed.

That is why beholding someone else’s creative word, image, idea, fills us up,inspires us to our own creative work.

A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent.

One creative act can cause a torrent to break through stone.

In “Women who run with the wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Ballantine books


Blogger delu said...

Beautiful work both. Words and illustration.

11:43 AM  
Blogger helena zália said...

Adoro as ilustrações!

8:58 PM  
Blogger intruso said...

ilustrações muito bonitas!
(...apeteceu-me comprar canetas de feltro e colorir as paredes de casa!)

11:12 PM  
Blogger wiSHEs&HEros said...

Está mesmo excelente, não sei o que diga, pois já sabes o quanto gosto do teu trabalho.

9:57 AM  
Blogger anab said...

olá carla pott!

o texto do blog é do mario cesariny!gosto muito dos teus desenhos muito muito !!!!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Rita Oliveira Dias said...

A visita a Leiria é para promoveres o teu livro novo ou outro Workshop? Aquelas horas na livraria Arquivo foram importantes para mim. Saí de lá a sentir-me uma nódoa mas uns dias depois prevaleceram os teus bons conselhos sobre a minha tendência natural para ter uma confiança abaixo de zero.Rita

8:00 PM  

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