Living a Creative Life and Finding Inspiration

kuala lupur — malaysia

I endeavour to live a creative life.

And find inspiration in many places, including browsing through artists online portfolios, visiting galleries and museums, travel, listening to podcasts and reading.

As a member of Behance (an online platform to showcase creative work) I receive a newsletter called — 99U Weekly — and under the category of ‘Marketing Your Work’ I read an article by Mike Sager bestselling author and award-winning journalist.

The title of the article is Creative Careers Demand Reinvention and it’s well worth the read.

Mike’s article prompted me to contemplate my own photography practice, and re-visit the trajectory of my craft both the highs and lows.

And it struck me that when winning a glamorous job it seemed to some in my peer group a gift, or plain old good luck! I smile looking back and thinking to myself about all the challenging and demanding gigs I worked my way through that helped me earn me this assignment.

I think this quote in Mike’s article from Ice Cube summarises this beautifully.

I always remember something the rapper Ice Cube told me:
“Ain’t nobody givin’ up no ass.”

Meaning that nobody’s gonna walk right up and offer you something you didn’t try really hard to get.

Creativity: It’s not just the product you make. It’s a way of life.

Thanks Mike and Ice Cube for the inspiration ❤

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Originally published at the10sonsofmanu.com on May 19, 2017.