Helping Creative People Create

Photo by Kevin Murphy. Post by Carrie Lee As toddlers begin to have some mastery over their environment, they discover the joy of creating. From the first time they draw a crayon over a piece of paper, or stack one block on top of another, they bring their unique perspective to what they create. If […]

“Art is selective. What is there is essential and creates movement.” Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners Post by Victoria Mixon. Photo by Stephen Poff There was a time when most humans were simply too busy surviving to mess around with art. Those who had the time left their mark on the walls of caves for […]

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Post written by Cath Duncan. Photo by brewedfreshdaily For the creative person, fear is always nearby. But in spite of […]

During my morning run today I realized that my days were starting to get a little out of hand. Recently I’ve been dipping back into the old habits of unstructuring my day in order to work on whatever idea moved me each day. Photo by jef safi. However, recently I lost a big portion of […]

Here’s an incredible video for people struggling with the tension between being “creative” and “playing”. Tim Brown does a wonderful job explaining why “play time” is mission critical to any creative person’s workflow. Hint: We have a lot to learn from children.

Photo by macropoulos Being a writer, or in any creative profession, means you’re heavily reliant on a creative “something” to get you going, and give you the impetus you need to get working. Once the creative juices get flowing, you’re sailing through your work; when that creativity isn’t there, it can be hard to get […]

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Photo by moria. I have this old, ugly, dirt brown sweater that I have handed down from my grandfather or uncle. I absolutely love this sweater, and I’m pretty certain that it helps my writing. If you saw the sweater yourself, you might match the type to one a kindly old college professor would wear. […]

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