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!
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 possible for you? One of the reasons children are so creative, is that they are open to […]
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 the project and yourself. Imagine the project is in a different place, miles away from where you’re […]
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, this is why there’s never a shortage of tellers. It’s also why those who show are so […]
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. Just a space to create, where they could think and work. The mechanics are secondary Often, we […]
“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
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 design cult. They stand on stage, eager to share how uniquely original they are, creating from the […]
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… before people took photos of their lunch and posted it to Instagram. It causes us to ask […]
A short, informed introduction to the work of design legend, Dieter Rams. It was recorded at a travelling exhibit, celebrating the work of Dieter Rams, during its stop at London’s Design Museum.
If you want to be more creative, more often, this quote from Stephen King is a great starting point: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work!” Be your own muse Don’t wait for creativity to appear… command it to appear. Decide that it’s time to […]