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Creativity - some thoughts from others on this topic

12 Most Inspired Online Resources to Spark Creativity

Great list of places online to go if you are seeking creative inspiration. Think outside the box when exploring these resources - inspiration can come from the most unusual places!

32 Traits of Creative People

Great article by Robert Alan Black about creative thinking. It includes a quiz for you to discover your own creative traits and lots of explanation.

5 Free Online Web Apps to Show Off Your Artwork

Online apps have added a new dimension to the visual, audio, and other creative arts. Paintbrush has taken over from the paint brush. A new breed of web-savvy graphic designers and animators is more at ease with the mouse than the easel. The cool thing about many web applications for creating art online is that not only are they sophisticated, they are free as well. On this page are five free online web applications for showing off your artwork.

9 of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Great article to help overcome blocks and kick start your creativity from Lifehacker.

Adobe Kuler

Fun website which allows you to play with colour.

Analysis Paralysis can Kill Creativity

Creative people often experience an out-of-control feeling. You know. That feeling you get when you have so many creative ideas, thoughts, and projects swirling in your head that you might explode. It’s like ‘analysis paralysis’ when a problem seems so complex with so many detailed options that a decision is never made. Too many ideas can often lead to nothing getting done. And that can kill creativity. Read more...

The Creative Process - An Artist in Brooklyn

Interesting blog exploring the creative process, blocks to creativity and other topics you may find useful.

Creativity Direct

Bead and craft supplier with lots of great inspirational ideas for projects in all media.

Creativity Portal

This great website has a huge amount of articles, stories, tips and hints about creativity and innovation. It includes projects for adults and children. You could spend a serious amount of time on this site exploring!

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Great food for thought and some really helpful suggestions on creativity.

Just Creative Design

This page has a nice article about how to boost your creativity. Lots of exercises to try and methods to change your way of thinking. Short but with great content.

Making Time to Create

Great video about creativity, well worth watching.


The Organized Artist Company

The Organized Artist Company is designed to help creative people:-

  • prioritize
  • decide
  • create a project plan
  • follow-through on the plan, adapting as necessary
  • quit being so infernally hard on themselves

It’s time to spend some time on the work you love most.

Robert Dancik - Creative Thinking

This document was created by Robert Dancik for a presentation given at the 2008 PMC Conference. Has some great exercises to explore your creativity. Also has some useful information about exploring emotion in your work.


Visual brainstorming tool. Enter a word and Wordstorm will present a number of related words - really good for overcoming blocks to your creativity.