All ideas want is to fit

Ideas are out there waiting to be captured or imagined. They travel around us in all different sorts of ways: from communication to entertainment to dreams. All ideas want is to find a place to fit, to exist. There may be ideas that have been trying to fit for a very long time, only when… Read more »

What to do when there’s no time for creativity

Every morning it seems as though a hundred things are clawing for my attention. Maybe you can relate to the feeling. When I first wake up there are emails which have piled up during the night, dozens of notifications on social media, and the increasingly heavy pressure to start the day and get to work…. Read more »

To think creatively you merely need to look closer at things

Creativity really stems from being able to understand the characteristics or behaviors of any thing, its circumstance, or the relationship between it and other things. When you begin to explore and understand those things, you can change them, or imagine what the world would be like if any of those details were to change. And… Read more »

Two ways to improve how you personally have ideas

“Do not try to change yourself, you are unlikely to succeed. Instead: work hard to improve the way you already perform.” — Peter Drucker If you aren’t aware of how you generate ideas, you’ll always struggle to come up with new ones when you need them most. As much as we may want to believe… Read more »

“Everybody says I’m burning the candle on both ends, and I always worry about that. What’s going to…”

“Everybody says I’m burning the candle on both ends, and I always worry about that. What’s going to happen when you age and things slow down and your body just doesn’t work as well? The idea that the energy would slow down kind of freaks me out, so maybe that’s where the urgency comes from…. Read more »

Quick update

I’ve been slowly, manually, moving this blog to a new site. There was a little bit of time when I lost track of the purpose, but I’m diving back into it in the coming weeks. My goal has always been to help others better understand and do more with their creativity. So that’s what I’m… Read more »

A creative life means opening a lot of small doors

Photo by Marietta Varga. “Art is the big door, but real life is a lot of small doors that you must pass through to create something new.” — Jean Giraud To be creative is to be open to the idea your ideas—your way of understanding the world—are limited by what you have experienced. A simple… Read more »

If you do nothing, nothing happens

If you want to be creative: you’re better off doing things than waiting around for inspiration to strike. Too many people say they want to think more creatively—they want to have ideas for making money, turning their art into their livelihood, or how to have an impact—but end up doing little to nothing because they… Read more »

Limit what’s possible and you’ll have more ideas

The painter always sits down with the tools he has available to him, in front of a canvas with a set size, knowing what his abilities will enable him to create. A chef comes to the table prepared with ingredients and supplies at the ready. It doesn’t matter what the specifics of the constraints are… Read more »

Creativity isn’t just what you think, it’s what you do with what you think

My life changed when I realized just how powerful simply showing up and trying things can be. I remember one time coming into the office and, upon hearing how I liked to dabble with web design during the weekends, my boss asking if I could create a little project for the office. The deal was… Read more »

  • April 24, 2013

    How to convince your boss that your ideas are any good

    “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” – Howard Aiken So now what? You get it: most companies are not in the business of trying something new, they’re in the business of making money. Even though you’ve got good ideas, they’re… Read more »

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  • April 22, 2013
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    Twyla Tharp on the ideal condition for creativity

    This from Twyla’s book The Creative Habit. …read more Via: Creative News

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  • April 18, 2013
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    How to instantly and painlessly get a dozen or more ideas

    New perspectives yield creative insights, no matter what. It’s practically a magic equation for having new ideas: just change your perspective. I read some time ago about a really elegant way to do it too. It works almost instantly and is completely painless (you don’t have to stand on your head or try to walk… Read more »

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  • April 18, 2013
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    Tips for selling your art online

    Written by Calonie Johnson Have you ever tried selling your work online? If you’re a photographer, artist, or graphic designer, selling your work on the web means exposing it to a large, active audience, many times larger than if you were to simply frame your work at a small gallery or hang it in a… Read more »

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  • April 17, 2013
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    Say hello to the new new Creative Something

    For the past five years Creative Something has been exploring creativity. Every once in a while over the past half-decade I’ve made an effort to improve the site. Not only to encourage more interaction and to make the face fresher, but to make it easier for you to discover new ideas, more inspiration or motivation,… Read more »

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  • April 15, 2013
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    Selling your work at your price

    In most inherently creative fields – drawing or painting, sculpture, photography, video, game design, etc. – there’s a problem between what the creator (you) wants and what the consumer (your customers, shoppers, and fans) want. On one side, you want to create. In traditional fields, however, what you’re creating isn’t a necessity. Nobody has to… Read more »

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  • April 15, 2013
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    Combining what you love into creative work

    Jessica Pettway is a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and she’s done something simple yet . While studying photography in her pursuit of fine art and editorial photography, Jessica got an idea to combine the things she loved – flowers, patterns, rich colors, friends and family– into a single… Read more »

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  • April 10, 2013
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    Call for creative student submissions

    Are you a student studying a creative field who wants to have projects spotlighted in front of more than 60,000 people? Whether it’s writing, design, manufacturing, dance, music, anything, I want to feature you and your projects on Creative Something. Submit one project with photos, video, or sound, by email to: tannchri at gmail.com. Be… Read more »

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  • April 9, 2013
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    How to become an artist.

    Create artwork. You don’t have to go to school to learn that (or how to do it). School is valuable because it allows you to quickly learn about the mistakes of other artists, to perfect your form through honest (and often harsh) criticism, and to meet and connect with other artists or studio owners or… Read more »

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  • April 8, 2013

    What to do with your ideas.

    In this video Ze Frank gives a pretty good reason as to why you should do something with your ideas. Even if you can’t do that thing perfectly. …read more Via: Creative News

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