Quote: “Art is not a handicraft…”

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”

Leo Tolstoy (via subcreation)

What is your creative space?

An open window to creative space

The window is open on a warm late May day and a cool mountain breeze  moves the curtains like papery fingers. Occasionally, I glance at the Japanese maple outside or the grape vine wildly clinging to a handmade, crude trellis of found pine limbs….

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UPDATE: This blog post is available as part of an audio podcast.

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E-book: This blog post will be featured in a forthcoming e-book. More details coming soon.

33 Ways to Stay Creative Some inspiration to start your week with. I fully support everything on this list! Especially number 24. Anyone know who created it? (via hrrrthrrr)

The purpose of sketching your ideas

“The purpose of sketching your ideas is to help you explore as many ideas as possible in order to trash the bad ones, leaving you with a couple of good ideas that could evolve in a solid  design…”

Read the blog post for more details on productivity and creativity. Here’s some techniques offered:

  • Brainstorming
  • Idea writing/sketching
  • Mind Mapping
  • Gap filling
  • Boxing gloves

(via First Step in Making Your Ideas Happen – Sketching)