“Creativity is mistakes” is the motto of ceramicist Grayson Perry. These words feature in the artist’s recent programme on Radio 4, Grayson Perry on Creativity and Imagination. It’s interesting stuff (if also somewhat blindingly obvious) and features interviews with a range of creative types, including Terry Pratchett. The piece begins with a list of myths, misconceptions about creativity:
Myth number one: The Eureka moment.
Myth number two: Anyone can do it.
Myth number three: Drugs are good for you.
Myth number four: Creative people are a bit mad.
Myth number five: Britain’s got talent.