Archive | December, 2010

Creativity Tweets of the Week — 12/31/10

It’s the last day of the year, but time for one more round-up of links I tweeted this week on creativity, writing and inspiration. It’s time for Creativity Tweets of the Week! INSPIRATION “What Book (or Writing Projects) Will You Birth?“ Charlotte Rains Dixon: I love this post, and put it under “Inspiration” even though […]

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Creativity and the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and a time for me to spend some time with family and recharge. As a result this blog will be a bit quieter through New Year’s. I will continue posting the Creativity Tweets of the Week every Friday, however. Stay creative!

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 12/24/10

Happy holidays, all! Here’s a Christmas Eve treat, it’s this week’s tasty Creativity Tweets of the Week! Below are links I tweeted this week on creativity, inspiration, writing and also self-employment and freelancing (because I just started out on a full-time freelance career myself). Enjoy! CREATIVITY “The Inner Demon that Trumps Them All,” Sue Mitchell, […]

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9 Steps to Self-Employment Success

Friday was my last day at the office. I had a final meeting with a colleague, put my last “out of office” message on my work email, uploaded my last post to the company blog, and packed up my personal items to take home. After fourteen years on various payrolls, I’ve set out to return […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 12/17/10

Is it Friday already? Well, that means it’s time for Creativity Tweets of the Week! Seven days’ worth of nutrition tweeted by me during the week and collected for your perusing pleasure. CREATIVITY “Idina Menzel on Embracing Your Uniqueness,” Douglas Eby, PsychCentral: The star of “Wicked” discusses her own approach to creativity and says: ““When […]

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Never Give Up On Your Dreams

TAKEAWAY: Life will put obstacles in our way, but we must continue to pursue our dreams and live the creative life we were meant to live. “Never give up on your dreams.” That is what Barry Manilow told a young Wendy Bradshaw when he pulled her up on stage in front of 12,000 people at […]

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Our Annual Crustacean Christmas

Indulge me in a little diversion from my usual post of providing tips on creativity I’ve learned through interviews with creatives. I’d like to share a family tradition we have here of making borderline-tacky Christmas displays. We draw them onto plywood, jigsaw them out, paint them and display them. Here’s this year’s entry, a 7′ […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 12/10/10

I sent around some tasty tweets this week sure to inspire and inform. Here are a few of them: INSPIRATION “Pursue Your Passion,” Dan Perez, Dan Perez Films: All it takes is 4 minutes and 44 seconds to watch this video, and poet Kirk Nugent will have you on your feet vowing to pursue your […]

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Learning Art by Doing

TAKEAWAY: In the absence of formal training, a creative can find ways to master their craft through observation, hard work, and creativity. “The biggest way I’ve learned is going and looking at art. I just stare at a painting, and I get yelled at all the time for being to close to these paintings, but […]

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The Zen of Teaching Creativity

After spending almost every dime he had to be there, John Daido Loori walked out of a multi-day retreat with famed photographer Minor White after mere hours, when the class began at four o’clock in the morning with exercises led by a modern dancer. “I had paid hundreds of dollars to study photography with Minor, […]

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