I don't know who coined the expression, limitation breeds creativity, but it's a phrase that has always stuck with me any time I'm trying to be creative. It might have started with my high school hippy art teacher who always gave us one crayon or colored pencil and a single sheet of paper. Either she thought a still life drawing in only maroon was cool, or the school's art department had some serious financial issues. The only results I found about this phrase online that holds any merit is a quote from Orson Welles, that read "absence of limitations was the enemy of art." I believe this statement to be true. I'm most creative when I set boundaries that should be overcome uniquely.
Brian Lundgren is a marketing professional, musician, and family man living in the Southeast region of Massachusetts.