Embrace the Shake

I think we all find ourselves saying, “If only I had…” (time, money, ability…), “then I could…”

In reality, our constraints can be an essential element to our creativity.  A perfect example is Phil Hansen who,  in his TED talk, shares how developing an unruly tremor in his hand kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. He ended up quitting art for three years before he learned to ’embrace the shake.’ And then he learned to create within the confines of his limitations.

He bids us to “harness creativity through limitations” rather than simply quit because of them.

If nothing else, you’ll love seeing his ingenious and innovative approach to creating art via constraints:

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