Laura Valojärvi The Cycle of Creative Resources
The creative process and creative well-being from the perspective of picturebook illustrators

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Research studies acknowledge the complex nature of creative personalities and show empirical evidence for an association between creativity and mood disorders. Yet, there has been surprisingly little discussion of creative professionals who have lost their work motivation and creative spark. A critical discussion of this phenomenon is often reduced instead to conversations focusing on some variation of the idea that the unifying characteristic of creative people is that they all love what they do. This perspective does not reflect the reality of the working lives of creative professionals and ignores those creative individuals who have lost their passion for their creative work. In the studies presented in this thesis, I focus on addressing this gap and attempt to provide a more in-depth understanding of the creative process.

 
This thesis examines creative well-being and the complexity of the creative process from the perspective of picturebook illustrators.

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Printing
colour illustrations
Format
PDF
Published
2021
ISBN
978-952-64-0312-0
Page count
268

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