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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
March 21, 2013
Being more creative, brick by brick.
When I was younger I remember visiting my grandparents home, an old, red bricked building with just one floor. The story was that my grandfather had built the home himself decades ago, by hand, brick by brick. He wanted to live near some land that had housed his orchard of apples, grapes, apricots, and –… Read more »
March 19, 2013
This is your brain working.
This image represents what your brain looks like while working. More precisely: it’s a visual chart of neural signals firing over time, a representation of how thoughts work in the brain. Compared to a computer, this type of representation resembles that of a digital signal, with 0 and 1 states for processes (you did know… Read more »
March 18, 2013
Are you a creative or an innovator?
What’s the difference between creativity and innovation? Creativity deals with original thought, asking “what comes next?” Innovation is about building on what already exists, focusing on ways to improve something already established. Creatives are dreamers, innovators are builders. If you think of ideas as nails, creatives are those who gather up the nails and collect… Read more »
March 18, 2013
The best way to keep your ideas? Plus a Field Notes giveaway.
Ideas come and go, if you’re lucky they come often stick around for at least a little while. For the rest of us, ideas disappear just as quickly as they came. Then, when you need them most, there’s nothing there. You’re stuck scrambling to come up with a new idea or frantically trying to recall… Read more »
March 14, 2013
Creation is as much about the process as it is the end product.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz illustrated this comic panel some time ago, but the feeling it conveys – particularly to creators – is a rattling one even today. Are you creating for the end product, or for the enjoyment of the process? …read more Via: Creative News
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 »