The Creative Mind

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 

When I think about using your iPhone to harness your creativity, this quote comes to mind: 

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 
~ Terri Guillemets

Because your smartphone is no longer a phone with a camera, it's become a camera that you also can take regular calls with. You're using your mobile phone to take calls from your soul, and expressing them creatively. 

You're using your iPhone as a tiny, portable studio that fits in your pocket or handbag and that doesn't create a mess to clean up when you've finished. Exploring a new kind of contemporary art form, where you can express yourself creatively as you move through your day. 

I felt so inspired by this quote, that I made a desktop wallpaper as a club perk that comes with the December issue of the Marmalade Monthly, that you get (for free) as a member of Club Marmalade Moon. It's accompanied by four minimalist wallpapers in solid colours. Adapted for iPhone, iPod and iPad. 

The Ebb and Flow of Creativity

The Moon

Emerging from the deep waters of illumination and creativity to trip head over heels into a heap of laundry, a pile of receipts that need to be filed and a dozen and one other day-to-day tasks that I need to catch up with.

It's the ebb and flow of creativity. It's creating from the heart. It's passion. It's believing in what you do. Because there's nothing routine about passion. There are no limits to illumination. There is nothing calculated about intuition. There's nothing moderate about zeal, and desire is not halfhearted.

If you want passion in your life, you have to let the idea of balance take on a different, more long term role. It's not the same sort of balance as the kind you can get in times when your days can be measured and divided up into sensible amounts of time spent in a variety reasonable areas. In times of passion, it's ebb and flow. It's a leap of faith. A deep sense of purpose.