Sometimes things fall apart. You own and care for something long enough, and things are bound to wear out or the odds catch up with you and it breaks. For me, it’s been a week of broken things. I’ve been blogging for decades. I don’t even recall the first platform I used (before they even […]
Archive | Inspiration
As you may have guessed from some recent blog posts, I’ve spent some time on the west coast during the past couple months and many ideas were spawned by that seaside setting — like this one about creativity and ocean waves. While walking along the beach watching the waves come crashing into rocks and wash […]
I am a very big fan of scribbling ideas and jotting notes and scrawling diagrams on napkins. Putting the tip of a rollerball pen to a napkin just seems to foster my creative spirit. The napkin is an informal method of sharing an idea or making plans. It usually means you’re in a casual location […]
I was wandering around some shops at the mall with my fiance this past weekend and ran across the items on the shelf pictured below in a store called Sur la table. How many ideas can you generate from this image? My brain immediately went to a lesson in punctuation that could completely change the […]
Wracking your brain for an idea can be mentally draining (literally!) and physically exhausting (stress and tension can be a real pain in the neck… and back.) Stimuli collected from reading and other research can relieve some of the brain drain, but research can also be tiring (though I find it a bit energizing, too) […]
Let your ideas take you where the wind blows. Allow your creativity to sweep you away to wonderful new worlds filled with interesting characters and new adventures. It worked for Dorothy. It will work for you.
The best way to pitch an idea to others is to do a cannonball. You see, the thing about a cannonball is that (if you do it right) you get everyone else immediately engaged and involved. They can’t help but to soak up some of your energy and inspiration, because you demonstrated your personal commitment […]
When people say they feel like they’re banging their head against the wall, the typical response is to advise them: “stop doing that.” I’ve learned to ask WHY they’ve chosen to keep banging their head on that particular wall. It’s not that I think they believe it feels good — but I do think they […]
You might not think of it that way, but you have a powerful tool for sparking creativity at your finger tips and always within reach. Your mobile phone. More specifically, the camera on your mobile phone. No longer a grainy back-up to more traditional cameras, these days the resolution rivals the best digital cameras and […]
You may not realize there is a difference between Ideas and Creativity, but there is. Ideas are the seemingly random flashes of inspiration and genius. Creativity is finding the valuable links between those ideas and connecting them to forge a chain that is greater than the sum of its parts.