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The Genesis Of Writing

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 04.21.2014 | TED Weekends
Lillie Leonardi

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat I came to learn was that the limits I set were of my own making. In expanding my consciousness, I learned that the limitation had become the ultimate liberation. With the added support of loved ones and a positive outlook, I was able to flip the negative situation in my favor.

Make Your Own Rules

Clara Lieu | Posted 04.21.2014 | TED Weekends
Clara Lieu

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMany students are pleasantly surprised by the way that these requirements can stimulate creativity and ideas. I give one assignment called "Routine", in which students are asked to create a drawing based on one of their routines. Hopelessly addicted to chocolate pudding, one student depicted an exaggerated tower of empty pudding cups while another student visually represented flashbacks of his mother's death from cancer.

Why You Should Embrace Your Creative Blocks

Melissa Dinwiddie | Posted 04.18.2014 | TED Weekends
Melissa Dinwiddie

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGiving yourself permission to create crap may not be comfortable, but creating isn't always comfortable! In fact, the most important thing that any would-be creator can do is learn to get comfortable with discomfort.

How A Bewildering Literary Phrase Taught Me To Love My Flaws And Limitations

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 04.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Henriette Lazaridis

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThese days, we can consume our art in conditions of perfection: CD's with no crackle or static, photographs with no scratches. But I think we all find something intriguing in the idea of the disturbance. We love the Easter egg in the video game, the intentional flaw of a Navajo rug or a quilt. More and more of us have tired of the digital clarity of a CD, and film is still being produced for those who want the imperfections of a negative in the darkroom.

Four Things We Can Learn from Embracing Our Limitations

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 04.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Juli Fraga

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOur pain is often our greatest teacher. When we become more intimate with emotionally painful circumstances, we open ourselves up to what these struggles can teach us.

Left-Handed Miracles

Sandi Bachom | Posted 04.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Sandi Bachom

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI realized we are so limited in our thinking and the universe is so abundant, it's our fears that block it. When I set out on the streets of New York with my camera, there is that moment of doubt that all artists feel. "I can't do this. This time it won't work. I'm a fraud." And then, like learning to play the harmonica, or getting up on skates for the first time, you're flying, and the hair on the back of your neck stands on end and you lose all track of time. That's it, for me anyway.

How My 'Shake' Opened My Eyes To The True Meaning Of Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.16.2014 | TED Weekends
MeiMei Fox

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf my identity had been destroyed, then I had no choice but to build a new one. Rather than viewing my ego annihilation as a tragedy, I began to view it as a gift--perhaps the greatest gift of my life. I could re-invent myself in any way that I desired.

WATCH: This Artist Overcame Adversity To Make Art That Will Blow You Away

TEDTalks | Posted 04.16.2014 | TED Weekends

phil hansen embrace the shakeHamburger grease. Frozen wine. Live worms. These are just some of the materials artist Phil Hansen uses to create his stunning artwork. Find out how limits fuel his creativity and see his unbelievable creations for yourself.

Short Takes: "Art" Videos

Jane Chafin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Today's meanderings took me through food art, hand art and healing arts. This first video combines two of my favorite subjects: coffee and art. 2012-01-26-Screenshot20120126at3.06.51PM.png