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 »

How to get out of a creative rut

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 »

To be creative, start with what’s missing

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 »

Why your day job won’t kill creativity

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…

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 your ideas matter

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 »

Five books you should read to learn more about creativity

What five books should you read if you want to learn more about creativity but have no idea where to start? I’ve read a lot of books centralized around the concept of creative thinking over the last ten years. Everything from the psychology or creativity to how some of histories greatest artists utilized it in… Read more »

  • March 7, 2013
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    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

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  • March 6, 2013
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    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 »

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  • 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

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  • March 4, 2013
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    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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  • March 4, 2013

    If crows can do it…

    In 2002, while studying the way New Caledonian crows use tools in the wild, three researchers at Oxford University ran …read more Via: Creative News

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  • March 1, 2013

    Seven steps to creative breakthroughs.

    Gather a lot of varied experiences. Read a lot of books, travel, talk to strangers, anything to open your mind …read more Via: Creative News

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  • February 28, 2013

    A reminder to stay curious.

    Skillshare worked closely with One Year Study back in 2012 to make this remarkably inspirational video …read more Via: Creative News

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  • February 27, 2013

    How to take any idea and run with it.

    Starting is often the hardest part of pursuing an idea, particularly if you don’t know what to do next. I experienced …read more Via: Creative News

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  • January 30, 2013
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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 »

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  • November 4, 2012
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    Holly and the Magic Star – Pixelshaping New Book Published

    Holly and the Magic Star As part of our new digital publishing service, PixelShaping just published its first book. The book “Holly and the Magic Star” written and illustarted by author Marianne Mineo is the first of what we hope will be meny future published books by pixelshaping. See it on Amazon: Holly and the Magic Star Amazon UK: Holly and… Read more »

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