1.     Let your passions feed your work.
2.    Explore and observe voraciously.
3.    Take what you see around you and give it your own fun twist.
4.    Be versatile [in your methods and techniques].
5.    Keep evidence of your process so others can learn.
6.    Make friends and spread yourself around.
7.    To keep from getting distracted, if necessary go stay in a studio, room, even a hotel when you have a deadline coming up!
Excerpted from Seven lessons in creativity from Don Freeman by Christine Wold Dryud, The Kerlan Awards  in Children's Literature,  1975-2001, Ruth Berman, Editor, Pogo Press, University of Minnesota, 2001, pages 310--414. Roy added some edits here.

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