‘A picture is about something, not of something. You need to interpret your subject, not imitate it.’ Kees van Aalst
‘Express what you feel, not what you see.’
‘”HOW INTELLIGENT ARE YOU?” The real answer is that the question itself is the wrong one to ask. The right question is “HOW ARE YOU INTELLIGENT?” The difference in these questions is profound. The first suggests that there’s a finite way of gauging intelligence and that one can reduce the value of each individual’s intelligence to a figure or quotient of some sort. The latter suggests a truth that we somehow don’t acknowledge as much as we should – that there are a variety of ways to express intelligence and that no one scale could ever measure this.’ Ken Robinson
If you’ve not already done so, watch Sir Ken Robinson’s 20 minute address to the TED Conference (http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html?quote=88). It is highly entertaining whilst including several profound thoughts on creativity and education.