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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Originally posted to Quora. What does it mean to be “in a rut”? By definition, a rut is a deep track made by the repeated passage of a person or thing. It’s like going out for a walk every day of your life and always taking the same path. Over time that path becomes worn… Read more »
There are a lot of reasons to get into cooking as a profession, being hungry isn’t one of them. Instead, a reason to take up cooking is to learn the art behind the dish, or to help satisfy others, or because you really enjoy a finely crafted meal, or—and most likely—to fill a void you… Read more »
Do regular, 9-to-5 jobs kill creativity? If so: how do they stifle it out of people who otherwise might be creatively gifted? What can we do to prevent it? Who’s to blame? Is it common for 9-5 jobs to kill creativity? As TV scriptwriter Stan Hayward puts it: “No. Not at all. Because a creative… Read more »
austinkleon: “Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own… Read more »
What makes it possible for you to have worthwhile ideas? As TED curator Chris Anderson puts it: “There’s one thing you have that no one else in the world has: Your own first-person experience of life. Yesterday you saw a sequence of things and experiences a sequence of emotions that is, quite literally, unique. You… Read more »
March 13, 2013
The magic of creativity.
Cicero, an ancient Roman, once wrote that “art embraces those things of which we have knowledge.” This belief was common in ancient Greek, where art was the distinct act of making things in accordance to rules. Specifically the existing rules of Nature. To the Greeks, nature was perfection. Mankind could not pursue anything outside of… Read more »
March 7, 2013
Creativity according to Google Instant.
If you go to Google and enter a few words, you’ll instantly see what similar searches people around the world are entering. Here’s what happens if you enter “creativity” followed by a single word: You can download a high-resolution PDF of this poster for printing or sharing too. …read more Via: Creative News
March 6, 2013
Can you believe yourself into being more creative?
Is simply believing that you’re creative enough to make it so? What if you could take a sugar pill (or a concoction of natural juices), knowing they won’t affect your thinking, but becoming more intelligent and creative as a result anyway? Research from the past several decades is beginning to indicate that, believe it or… Read more »
March 5, 2013
A unique view into creative minds with the Scribble Project.
Lisa Currie is an artist and, more importantly, a scribble advocate. When she was a child, Lisa’s father would take a …read more Via: Creative News
March 4, 2013
Holly’s Adventures Game
Holly’s Adventures: Holly’s Lost & Found We’re proud to announce our first release of a small game for the Holly series “Holly’s Adventures”. The Game is categorized as a platform game where you have to navigate Holly through 3 levels of adventure while collecting as many points as possible. Holly’s Lost & Found is built on an HTML5 game engine with… Read more »
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Picture Book: Baby and Mother – New book published by PixelShaping
Picture Book: Baby and Mother PixelShaping is proud to announce it’s latest book published “Picture Book: Baby and Mother” Written and illustarted by Marianne Mineo, this book will be sold on Amazon. Links to Book: Amazon: Baby and Mother Amazon UK: Baby and Mother As with the last book, this book is viewable on… Read more »