Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

 Read More


Recent Posts


email bankruptcy overwork stop hoarding stuff how to save time warm down hotel room writing funding campaigns buy fewer clothes introverts ‘stories’ about your possessions platform VIPs boredom inconvenience great art commitment artists clarity of thought efficient work patterns artist 20202 goals creative magic artist workspaces popular culture disorganization subconscious mind buying happiness work/home life balance tension stardust tidier green room great artists compulsion clearing in short bursts creativity loss tidy work life trope work efficiently magic grief living mess free clutter friends how to work efficiently staying in control mature artists procrastination clearing clutter normality fall of innocence organizing your creative career productivity morning routines mess copyright buying wealth streamlining routines ‘creativity’ visualising fine art letting go control proposal writing business-like clear desk sheila chandra coaching hobbies criteria for letting go of stuff anxiety hijacking creativity creative spark display items critical acclaim mornings tidy people artist goals vocation smart artists professional creative career too busy nipping things in the bud culture friendships creative identity brands diary working class artists diagnosis hoarding low maintenance strategies social media : clothes organizing for creative people professional mentors motivation clearing peacefulness chaotic working class culture branding housework much quicker brilliant creator living clutter free being tripped up peer-to-peer networks pop culture resentment time clutter wind down domestic life new year buying stardust artistry inspiration vulnerability networking making decisions nurturing creative work home care artistic conviction creativity diary buying hope business interface to creative businesses confident in clothes tips for clearing creative commissions network work trips clutter addict celebrity endorsed products home life nascent artists good art work just in case creative career values career strategy email slow and steady hostile clutter organisation elevator pitch options cry new revised print version precious memories slim-line wardrobe creative career coaching Sheila Chandra author myth jealousy creative ambitions cherry-picking clearing as you go appointments card exhaustion touring well curated closet stop cluttering creative culture emotional support effortlessly tidy to do list binge business professional encouragement feeling creative dynamic spaces bulk buy wardrobe email overload feel like creatiing cleaning your desk work priorities storage creative confidence the void clean desk prioitising arrogance good friend creative wellbeing much better friend organise lifetimes tidiness in living spaces parent creative person buying youth sacrifice too many commitments concentrated creative time absences long-term artistic development saving time stay on top of email business-speak pricing social media networking home organising missed opportunities low maintenance funding creative people being organized collections guilty purchases how to be naturally tidy good creative habits artist materials cleaning double standard minimalists crowdfunding emotional resilience under-confidence temperament pop music 2020 goals spree tortoise and hare clear outs getting ready for work symptoms of creativity emotional balance emotionally secure artist static spaces successful artist car well organized multiple lifetimes self promotion loving your audience workspaces lazy theft proposals nurture creativity focus creative organising artist mentoring childhood 2018 goals quality stay tidy automatically tidy desk innocence artistic chaos artist mentors why organise cupboard of shame imagination networking effectively partners new chapter goals