background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Mandala Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults. For all who ❤ color. Illustrations. The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People.

Art journalling

Write already! Crafty. Papery. Flowery. Doodle-y. Webbish. Inspiration print. 10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process. Just like the rest of us, creatives like Milton Glaser, Louis C.K. and Ray Bradbury struggle when going through their process.

10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process

No really, we have proof. In a sequel of sorts, we’ve assembled videos from musicians, stand-up comedians, writers, and others to help give us a look inside the inner-workings of some of the world’s most talented creatives. 1. Bill Evans: Find Joy in the Process(4:34) Jazz Pianist Bill Evans strips away the glamor of creative work and emphasizes the need to have a love for the nitty-gritty.

The person that succeeds at anything…knows the problem is large and enjoys the step-by-step learning procedure. GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Crafting/DIY. DIY: Wearable words. When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post.

DIY: Wearable words

I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! DIY / CRAFT. How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos. Genius or Madness? The Psychology of Creativity - Professor Glenn D. Wilson. Recycling the Old and Dry into Liquid Gold. I started looking at other art teachers' blogs about a year ago to help me get more project ideas and other nifty suggestions.

Recycling the Old and Dry into Liquid Gold

One thing that I have run across most recently is a way to 'make paint' using old markers. Web Design. Zetangle ou Zendalas. Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial. At the suggestion of a friend, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a nice watercolor painting using plastic stencils!

Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial

It really is quite a simple process and you end up with something that looks professional. 36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free. Crafts. 30 Amazingly Creative Examples of Designer Resumes. It’s extremely hard to find a job these days!

30 Amazingly Creative Examples of Designer Resumes

The market is slow, the economy is bad, and the competition is fierce. To get a job you will have to stand out of the crowd. The following resumes go against everything my business teacher taught me. She taught us to never place a picture of yourself, use clip art, use icons, graphics, or make it colorful. Vintage crafts supplies. 100 Most Creative People In Business. Unique Gift Ideas & Unusual Gifts. The Creative Addiction Blog. Introduction My name is Charissa and I’m a mixed media artist that grew up crying in art class.

The Creative Addiction Blog

Really. I only discovered my love for art about a year and a half ago. I use a lot of layers, collage, paint, paper and ink in my pages. I create inside journals, books and in loosely bound pages. 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.

Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity. As scientists now understand it, creativity is far more complex than the right-left brain distinction would have us think (the theory being that left brain = rational and analytical, right brain = creative and emotional). Five creative tactics for selling paintings online. It’s the 21st Century – and every painter you know is on Twitter and Facebook marketing their paintings.

Five creative tactics for selling paintings online

In order to achieve great results and stand out from the crowd, you, the creative entrepreneur, have to go about marketing and selling your work in a more creative way. Coming up with unique and unusual tactics yourself is crucial, but in this article I’ll provide you with five examples to spark your imagination. Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric. Creative people have a reputation for eccentricity.

Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric

It’s not hard to see why when we consider the habits of some well-known creatives. Like Truman Capote: I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping. Miss Centsible - StumbleUpon. Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER. SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful. It was created by Bob Eberle in the early 70s, and it definitely stood the test of time.

The First Few. Ushering In the Creative Age - Chicago Policy Review. Alan Freeman writes that the age of creation lies before us—if we can rediscover the lost art of investing in humans.

Ushering In the Creative Age - Chicago Policy Review

Alan Freeman was the principal economist in the Greater London Authority’s Economic Analysis Unit from 2001 to 2011, and now writes and advises on cultural policy. While with the GLA’s intelligence unit, he produced a series of reports that defined the field of measuring the cultural and creative industry activity of large cities. These were Creativity: London’s Core Business, the first comprehensive study of London’s cultural and creative industries, five subsequent updates, and London: A Cultural Audit, a rigorous comparison of the cultural offer of London, Shanghai, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

The ‘creative industries’, a term popularized by the 1997 British labor government, are a copywriters’ dream. PBS Digital Studios. Fabric Panels: How To. Gosh, you all are so sweet!

Fabric Panels: How To

Thank you for the nice comments about my new studio - if I could, I'd have everyone over for tea, lemon scones, and crafty conversation :) My fabric panels are super simple and I wanted to share how I made them. The inspiration was what many of us face when we have fabric we love but can't bear to cut it - what to do? I used foam core, double stick tape (I like poster tape especially or ones available for scrapbookers) and wall putty to put them all together. Cut your foam core to accommodate the piece of fabric that you are using.

Place the double stick along the edges of the foam core, gently pull the fabric over each corner and press down onto the tape, and then working from opposite sides, gently pull taut the fabric along the sides and press down onto the tape. Great Classic Hand Embroidery Patterns - Needle' Free Vintage Embroidery Patterns. Art Classes Online, Mixed Media WorkshopsJane Davenport Artist. Online Art Classes with Jane Davenport. How to turn almost anything into a freakin’ huge bow for wedding decor or fashion! Have you ever looked a big fluffy gift bow and thought "How the hell do they make that? " Well, it turns out you can totally DIY gift bows — nice, big, fluffy ones out of almost any paper good. I'm going to make one out of a map. But you can make them from fancy ribbon, of course, or from recycled materials, too — comic strips from the Sunday paper, ribbon from an old VHS tape, pages of an outdated calendar, anything you can cut into strips and twist into loops can be made into a gorgeous bow.

Once you've mastered this tutorial, you can use these custom bows as aisle décor, table settings or centerpieces, or secure them to headbands or barrettes and wear them in your hair. (Wait till you see how it looks in my husband's hair!) Materials and Tools. Victorian Embroidery: With Real Fishscales. Quilting. Costume & Cosplay. Jewelry crafting. A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939. Things To Make From Cement Mix & Concrete Blocks. 25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden. Paper Goods. Crush the "I'm Not Creative" Barrier - Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen. Beer: creative thinking's old best friend. The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012. Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers.

Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons. Draw Freely. 3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life. Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life. In watching my best students, in examining the lives of successful entrepreneurs, and in seeing the process of the great Native American artists who I know, it is clear that how they live their daily lives is crucial to their success. LibGuides.

Create an Artist’s Sketchbook! Creative, Artistic Explorer. Free Vintage Images - Free to Download. View Along the Way... to a DIY Home. 50 illustrations of alice. Alice in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. How to be creative: re-create what's broken. The creative process is chock-full of hope. Creativeoverflow. Abduzeedo.

Creative Bloq. JUST™ Creative. 99designs. Behance. 8 must-watch talks for any creative. Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side. Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman. Journal to the Self: 13 Tools to Make Journaling Work for You. Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds. Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing. C.R.A.F.T.: INSPIRATION. 31 days of printmaking unleashed - creativityUNLEASHED by traci bautista. Free Art Lessons & Tutorials - Tools for creating ideas. 15 Outstanding Tools to Collect, Organize and Share Your Web Experience.

Studio DIY®: Inspire, Create, Celebrate. 40+ Places to Sell Your Designs Online. 42 Free Online Magazines for Designers. Castle-Magazine. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. Zazzle. Butterflies Are Free... Artists Inspire Artists - Create. Share. Inspire. Kaleidoscopic Floor Installations Made of Mirrors, Crystals and Glass by Suzan Drummen. iDiY: 'i do'-it-yourself. Pate polymere. Creativity. Crafts.