The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths.
We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but there is no muse. While we mythologize the creative process with images of lightning bolts and beautiful goddesses inspiring the divine act of putting pen to paper, chisel to stone or finger to tablet, the reality is a bit more prosaic. Creativity isn't delivered from above, it comes from hard work...and a good set of pre-existing materials.
This week's "This Week in Venn" over on the SAY blog sparks a discussion on the nature of creativity and what it means to be truly original.
Is everything a remix? What does it mean to be original in a world full of reblogging and remixing?
Seems like good fodder for a Friday afternoon... :)