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?