Free your mind and your art will follow

In a 1963 speech, President John F Kennedy made a powerful statement regarding the importance of artistic freedom. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision… Read More

Creativity and the need for mistakes

Creativity takes courage. That’s because an essential element of creativity is the willingness to make mistakes. The challenge is that we have been programmed to think of mistakes as failures. They are not. Mistakes are stepping stones on… Read More

A New Year and another chance!

A New Year. A new chance. Another opportunity to be the author of your own story… the composer of your life’s music. Now do something with it!

How to do the impossible!

You need to be really careful about the limitations you place on yourself. This brief article explains why. I’d like to start by asking you a question: When was the last time you consciously thought about, what’s really… Read More

Stuck? Try this useful problem solving tip!

Sometimes you get so close to a challenge, problem or project, that it smothers you… and your creativity. Give yourself some distance When you’re stuck or making too little progress on a creative project, put some distance between… Read More

Show… don’t tell

Telling is easy. That’s because talk is cheap. Anyone can say anything. Showing is tricky. That’s because you have to create. You have to put your art out there and risk the ire of the critics. Of course,… Read More

Creativity and the tools we use

I’ve visited the room where Dylan Thomas did much of his writing and also the tiny shed where Roald Dahl wrote. Something that struck me about these amazing writers, was how extremely typical their surroundings were. Nothing fancy…. Read More

Don’t think about making art

“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they’re deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol

Thinking differently?

Have you ever noticed how those creative geniuses you see on TED videos or Creative Mornings videos, almost all use Macs? Ironically, none of them are embracing Steve Jobs’ mantra, “think different.” Instead, they’ve joined the same predictable… Read More

Video: Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. Is it art?

So, here we have a 4 minute video of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. Almost a million people have watched it. Is it art? Of course it is! It’s a wonderful piece, from an era before the Internet…… Read More