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The Art of Inspiring Inspiration

Here’s an interesting look at how to design your schedule for more creative inspiration and flow. I find inspiration hits at odd times but I work best if I have a routine for creative time vs. the rest of the day. What about you?

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You have no idea what you are doing…and that’s good.

Author Neil Gaiman’s brilliant commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. I think this statement is true for many professions: When you start out on a career in the arts you have no idea what you are doing. This is great. People who know what they are doing know the rules, and know what is […]

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Director of Fun

British 6-year-old Sam Pointon loves trains and in 2009 when he discovered the director of the National Railway Museum was retiring, he wasted no time in applying for the job. The museum has since appointed him as Director of Fun! Check out his adorable application letter below, and here’s an interview with the big boss, […]

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Danny Gregory on Creativity and Redefining Failure

Artist and writer Danny Gregory has a great post up about the gap between what we creatives want to achieve and what we actually achieve. He writes about the switch from dreaming about being a great artist/writer/musician/graphic designer/whatever to actually taking the first action – playing the first note, trying the first painting, creating the […]

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I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.

W. Somerset Maugham More Quotes

Your Elusive Creative Genius

“Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.” Via TED website

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