Why We Have Epiphanies

Why We Have Epiphanies

We’ve all experienced epiphanies at some point another. One might think that these moments are random. Epiphanies, however, may not be random at all. In almost all cases, people typically…

Idea Killers

Idea Killers

Embracing Creative Constraints

Most creative people cringe when they hear the word “constraint.” They think of constraints as something that hinders creativity. They find constraints restrictive, and limiting. Constraints, however, are actually essential…

Corporate Creatives

I have never had a job where I felt I didn’t get to exercise some level of creativity.  Admittedly, most of the jobs I’ve had were in the creative field. …

Knowledge is Not a Skill

I used to be friends with a guy, Chad, who was a big movie buff. He knew every thing about movies. He fancied himself to be on par with Martin…

Constantly Creating

When I used to work for a photography agency, I’d get to sit in on a few meetings with photographers as they presented their books. Having just started in photography,…

Planning Creativity

Somehow, the idea of randomness and freedom got mingled with creativity and artistry. Conversely, somehow, planning has become enemy of creativity. In truth, one has very little to do with…

Not All Artists Need to Become Entrepreneurs

I run into a lot of artists that want to sell their artwork, or to turn their artwork into a business. I am all for the idea of sharing creativity….

Constructive Feedback vs. Destructive Feedback

Feedback is a tricky thing. First of all, a critique or criticism is not necessarily the same things as feedback. What separates criticism and feedback is the intent. The intention…

Multiple Identity Crisis

I have an associate who introduces himself in the following manner: “I’m Jack. I’m a photographer, a massage therapist, and I’m also a programmer.” His business card actually says all…

The Food Burner: A Parable About Unconventional Thinking

Inside an ancient bear cave, around “the dawn of man”… or, um, actually, around dinner time…   LARRY: “Hey, Bob. Your caving paintings are looking awesome.” BOB: “Thanks, Larry.” LARRY:…

Half-Baked Ideas Are Better Than None

I hate wasting food. Rather than allowing food to rot, I have to become an Iron Chef sometimes, and think of some way of salvaging the food. Sometimes I perform…


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