Creativity and who you live with
As many of you would know, a few months ago I moved in with my elderly father as a carer. He has no interest in the arts at all - and he definitely has nothing positive to say about my music or cartooning, both of which he sees as pointless.
Since moving in my creativity has noticeably dropped. It feels like there's a force constricting my ideas ... yes, I know it sounds new age, but that's just the sensation I feel.
I never thought about the impact of the people around you on your creativity, but it stands to reason that it's inspiring to hang out with creative people and deadening to always be with a creative null. It doesn't help moving from a vibrant inner city area to dad's place in the burbs.
What are your experiences with this?