Showering with Beethoven, Headstands with Stravinsky

A new book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work — by Mason Currey, describes the habits of highly creative people.

Stuck on a big project? Need some creative inspiration? Take Beethoven’s advice:

Beethoven would stand at the washstand and pace back and forth and then go back to the washstand and put water on himself. It was an essential part of the creative buildup, but it also made him hated as a tenant and neighbor because he was splashing water everywhere.

More artists and creative individuals profiled at the Fast Company website.