Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Odd or Even Temperament

Most truly great artists have a reputation for having huge mood swings. As for me, I have good go at being creative and yet seem to coast along on a fairly even keel emotionally. Somewhere in the middle I'd say – neither getting really down and depressed, or going into euphoric raptures or excitable spells where visions happen. This lack of extremes kind of worries me. 
I wonder. Is it necessary to become crazy, self- loathing or deliriously happy to be truly inspired or create good art?


  1. Don't worry John. You are crazy enough :)

  2. I’m the same John. Seems to work for me as well. I don’t see how mood swings are productive.

  3. You ride a consistent roller coaster, John. Confidence helps a smoother ride. You underestimate your continuous pleasure.