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Great Artists Don't Wait For Motivation. They Do This Instead

James Clear | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

If you're serious about creating something compelling, you need to stop waiting for motivation and inspiration to strike you and simply set a schedule for doing work on a consistent basis. Of course, that's easy to say, but much harder to do in practice.

Kandinsky on Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In 1916, in an essay vaguely titled "On the Artist," the painter Wassily Kandinsky provided a precise and thorough analysis of the difference between conceptual and experimental artists.

Sustainable Creative Careers

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Guido Prick Creative professionals' work is often so seductive that they forget everyone and everything around them, including themselv...

Pizza in the Wild -- This Will Either Make You Hungry or Happy or Both

Global Yodel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home
Global Yodel

Using his iPhone to photograph what every iPhoneographer can only dream of capturing, Jonpaul Douglass captures pizzas in the wild. Using pepperoni pi...

How To Make (And Save) Money As A Graphic Designer

William A. Beachy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

Simply writing out a math equation on a piece of paper won't make you profitable. Writing down a salary of $90K in this equation will not make it come true. But this is a handy little way to think through what you're charging, how many hours you're working, and if you're not profitable-- why.

The Day I Met Philip Seymour Hoffman

Joe Boyd | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Boyd

I was auditioning for commercials and bit parts in LA. It was a huge, risky leap for me to make. I hated the question of 'What do you do?' I never felt comfortable saying I was an actor until the day I met Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Creativity

Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

If you wish to change your personality or write the next Harry Potter series, think of the creativity involved to do so. Enhancing your creativity is not only essential for unmasking your hidden talents, but it's also pure simple fun!

Led Across a Left-brain Landscape, These Women are Looking for Strong Men to Match Their Vision

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...

Can Playing Polyrhythms Give Birth to Polymaths?

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.

In the Heart of Life: Living by Forgiving

Kathy Eldon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

I knew I could never forgive the Somalis who killed my son. My journey to forgiveness was long and painful, but one incident was to change forever the trajectory of my life.

Three Essential Lessons From Nelson Mandela

Alan Gregerman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Alan Gregerman

There are so many reasons to think about and remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, but three things in particular strike me as I imagine what is possible in our work, personal, and civic lives.

5 Steps to Grassroots Marketing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Go to your favorite maps application and find all the bookstores within easy traveling distance. Look at each store and ask yourself: Is it right for my book?

#theNewPublishing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline.

Korean Design - Developing a Design Culture

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Soren Petersen

Over the past decade, South Korea has developed a strong manufacturing network and a second-to-none supply chain network. Understanding that this comp...

Content Creation: Is It Time for a Re-Brand?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

If the word content is aligned with clutter, and we also can probably assume it's overused (more on that later); maybe it's time for a re-brand.

Crafting Slip: In the Studio With Arlene Shechet

Ruthie Abel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

Her work is precarious but her practice is steady. A recipient of numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Arts and Letters award, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet is constantly on the move.

Living by Forgiving: Lessons From Kenya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Beyond

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kathy Eldon

This week at a book signing in Santa Monica, I spoke about how my heart was broken when a Somali mob murdered my son, Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old Reuters photojournalist, together with three of his young colleagues in Mogadishu in 1993.

18 Things That Make Ad Agencies Cringe

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Brandon Suyeoka

In the world of advertising, there are two sides -- you are either the agency or you are the client. I've spent my fair share of time on both sides of the fence and have been in the industry long enough to know the relationship dynamic between both sides.

Punk Rock and Saint Laurent: A Conversation With The Garden

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

They are brothers, they are twins, they are sometimes goth, they are sometimes glam, and more often than not, they are unabashedly honest. They are Wyatt and Fletcher Shears of Orange County based neo-punk band The Garden.

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas.

Bridging the Gap Between Creatives and Analyticals

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

There are two specific personalities that often show up together on technology businesses -- the Creative and the Analytical. These two styles are diametrically opposed in terms of how they approach problems, yet they both bring the most value to a product in development.

Artist Collaboration Fuels Creative Exploration

Amit Gupta | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
Amit Gupta

Creative magic happens when an artist is deeply involved in their art form. Add a creative partner (or two) to the mix and you've got enough knowledge and experience to spark a multitude of creative advancements.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Mindful Music: The Creation of 'Everything Changes' With Julian Lennon

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Everyone can experience this creative flow especially with the art and practice of mindfulness meditation. It all starts with just 10 minutes once or twice a day of closing your eyes, breathing in and out and watching with wonder and joy how your inner core of gold unfolds.

EcoDistricts As Incubators of Innovation Too

John M. Eger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Last month, eight cities gathered in Portland, Oregon for an "EcoDistricts Incubator." The Incubator is a "three-day intensive workshop designed to a...