July 20th, 2005

socks and cat

Quote of the day...

Today's quote comes from Olu Darr, a successful rap artist:

"This is the happiest I've ever been making albums. That scares me, because a lot of great work comes out of pain."

If you're an artist of any kind, I'd like your input on whether or not this is true for you or has been in the past. In addition to the poll below, please feel free to post a comment. Have you tried being creative when you are both sad and happy? Does your best work come from pain? What is the difference in the work that comes from a painful emotional state as apposed to another one?

I am an artist or creative type and...

my best work comes from pain.
16(41.0%)
my best work comes from joy and being happy.
9(23.1%)
my emotional state does not effect the quality of my creativity or work.
4(10.3%)
other (post comment to explain).
10(25.6%)