Creativity - some thoughts from others on this topic
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!
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.
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.
Great article to help overcome blocks and kick start your creativity from Lifehacker.
Thought provoking article about being a 'serious' artist.
Fun website which allows you to play with colour.
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...
Any activity where you put your work “out there” can be terrifying. You are suddenly open to criticism from people you really don’t know…especially if you post on the internet.
Sometimes faceless strangers can make unkind remarks, but you must realize that the remarks they make are about themselves, and usually have nothing to do with your own work. You are sharing your creation, and something you are proud of, your own first-born. Positive comments will outnumber the negative ones, so focus on the positive ones. Read more....
Interesting blog exploring the creative process, blocks to creativity and other topics you may find useful.
Bead and craft supplier with lots of great inspirational ideas for projects in all media.
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!
Great food for thought and some really helpful suggestions on creativity.
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.
Great video about creativity, well worth watching.
The Organized Artist Company is designed to help creative people:-
- 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.
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.