Archive | October, 2010

Creativity Tweets of the Week – 10/29/10

Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity: “‘Wicked’ Author Explains Methods,” The Dartmouth: Gregory Maguire explains his creative process, which involves envisioning illustrated scenes before creating them in writing. “How Do I Keep Going?” MindRecipes: Brenda Freeman provides an exercise to help maintain motivation, helping […]

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Allowing Ideas to Percolate

TAKEAWAY: Sometimes you need to allow your ideas to “percolate,” so your thinking, studying and observing can “gel.” Imagine a young woman arriving at Vermont’s Middlebury College in the 1950s, discovering the joy of printmaking. Now imagine that woman, more than 50 years later, still going strong, making highly valued, award-winning prints and inspiring younger […]

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Ideas are Plentiful, Choosing is the Key

TAKEAWAY: Ideas are Plentiful, the Key to Success is Knowing Which Ideas to Pursue, and When to Move On from an Idea that Isn’t Taking Flight Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Chabon stepped to the podium, facing an audience of thousands of writers. I knew I’d hear poetic prose and brilliant turns of phrase, but what […]

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Starting Down the Road

You’ve stumbled across a project of self-indulgence. This blog will chronicle my renewed path, an artist’s road toward an art-committed life. The road metaphor is not an accident. In the summer of 2010 I spent about five weeks driving through thirty-five U.S. states. Along the way I interviewed more than forty artists and creators — […]

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