My psychiatrist tells me that creativity is associated with mania. When I am manic I get one idea after another. The more manic, the more ideas come to me and the faster that they go through my head, making It very hard to sleep.
Depression slows down my thought process and it also gives me intense emotions that make it hard not to make art. I can quite easily visualize the emotions.
When I am stable I can draw form the energy of mania and the emotion of depression. My creativity has to stay in check. I have an over active imagination and it can turn into psychosis. Even though I have to work to tame my creativity, I can draw my art and innovation from it.
Edited by: Julie Mann