Melanie Rothschild Talks About Creativity

As in, “What is creativity, anyway?” It’s something most of us have tried to answer at one point or another, if only for our own selves. And, usually, we come up short, if not totally baffled. Just when we think we know that “creativity” means “creating stuff,”for instance, someone will ask, “So what does ‘creating’ really mean, then?” Or some other question that has us starting back at Square #1.

Melanie Rothschild has a masters degree in the Study of Creativity, so of course I wanted to get her ideas on what creativity is and who has it and how it’s best to access it and what we can do to keep it healthy. In this podcast, she offers several definitions of creativity, including her own. Fascinating stuff, indeed.


You can listen to our first podcast, about Mistakes, here.

You can find out more on Melanie’s website, here.

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Melanie Rothschild is a self-taught artist whose elaborate interior accessories have been sold in stores throughout the United States including Neiman-Marcus, the shops at the Smithsonian Institution, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hundreds of others for almost two decades. Her work is shown in fine art galleries and has been licensed to Target. She considers moxie, an irreverent nature, and a respect for mistake-making to be the tools of her trade. Melanie has a master’s degree in the Study of Creativity and an undergrad degree in Anthropology. She is from and lives in Los Angeles.

Click here to see more of Melanie’s artwork and a short preview of her documentary, MISTAKE.

Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.


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