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Creative Freedom - Happy 4th of July from creativity.show!

Creative Freedom - Happy 4th of July from creativity.show

US Flag - protecting and encouraging creative freedom

Today, the day of this posting is Independence Day in the USA. July 4th, 2016. It is the 240th anniversary of our country's founding. It seems appropriate to take this occasion to explore the meaning of freedom as it relates to creativity. We'll look at a few different benefits creative freedom provides.

Self-expression, Being Creative for Me or for Thee?

Self-expression, Being Creative for Me or for Thee?

self-expression

Creating a work that is your own self-expression. Or being hired to do creative work for others. What is the balance to keep our creative energy flowing? I've heard art teachers over the years, who themselves were professional artists expressing that they felt like they were prostituting their own talents when they do work for hire.