Instant inspiration, courtesy of designer Anna Rabinowicz
1. Read Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis
A rabbit sits in a cardboard box and uses his imagination to transform it into a racecar, a mountain, a robot. The lesson? “Anything can be anything,” Anna says.
2. Go outside
Nature informs most of Anna’s designs: “A pinecone, a caterpillar, some gnarled gourds from a pumpkin patch—the natural world is full of bizarre, beautiful stuff.”
3. Start a collection Continue reading
― Jackson Brown Jr.
by Amy Maclin from the January 2015 edition of Oprah Magazine
For 17 years, I spent most of my waking hours in school, doodling. I learned the types of clouds, what happens to a banana when you put it in liquid nitrogen. But there were never any classes on how to live. What do we need to be happy? How can we make love last? Why should we keep washing the dishes when we’re all going to die someday? Continue reading
I read this post on distractify.com and knew instantly I had to share these photos with you all…
At first, these look like beautiful, ultra-realistic paintings from a famous museum.
The modest garment and simple background suggests they’re were drawn hundreds of years ago.
But upon closer inspection, these are actually photographs. See more…
Clarity of thought, creative breakthroughs and inner peace whilst having a vacation from your overactive mind?
You need to sharpen your pencils.
An all-too-familiar creative roadblock
If you’ve ever had a tight deadline for a project or been trying to finish that latest article that seems to never end, you’ll appreciate the desperation that can start to creep into your thinking.
You’ve been working for what seems like days, thinking and re-thinking, writing and rewriting, trying to unleash that one idea, that one genius brushstroke to finish the piece. But it keeps eluding you and you start to feel… slightly hysterical!
Logically you know there must be a simple solution, but if the answer doesn’t come easy, avoidance tactics creep in and you ask yourself a couple of dangerous questions:
Would checking my email help?
Would Google know the answer?
It can become increasingly difficult to break the cycle of the same idea milling around in your head. What we need is a fast track to creative clarity. Continue reading
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