Culture rewards being creative as this unique crown of a skill but let’s be honest, is it all what it’s cracked up to be? In reality being a creative usually means you’re an idea-infested, undisciplined,...Read More
Isn’t it funny how that works? You pick up your daughter’s paint brush, you start a novel in the dark, you play around in photoshop for three hours, you write a song while riding the bus and it’s almost like you’ve opened a can of worms.Read More
“The marine corps teaches you how to be miserable. This is invaluable for an artist. Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow...Read More
He was white, a little chubby and had the worst outfit in the whole club, but he was dancing with more passion than everybody in the club had combined.It looked like his hoodie was white, or was at least supposed to be.Read More
People always say that art is everywhere, but where are the artists? They have to be everywhere too. They are the construction workers, teachers, uber drivers.Read More
Creativity starts with your imagination. People assume that because they can use their imagination, that they must be “creative”. Okay wait. To be creative means to create something in the world that wasn’t there before.
Can I introduce you to someone? Meet Olmstead. Olmstead had a unique passion. He loved creating parks. He thought they were necessary for a great quality of life.Read More
When you are creating, you have a right to feel terrified. It's all about how you manage the fear though.
Have you ever made an idea pile? It sort of goes like this: First you think, “I want to do this.” It could be writing a book, starting a company or a blog, whatever. Then...Read More
I was sitting in the cafe of the SF MOMA at a table next to these older, what seemed to be artists. They totally had the look.Read More
"I just want to write!" She swung her head back as she said it. “You need to have a platform.” I was in the room with New York Times Best-Selling Author Anne Lamott.Read More
In Steven Johnson’s book, “How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Shaped The Modern World”, he takes you on a journey through the fundamental materials and inventions we take advantage of in everyday modern life.Read More
The Eiffel tower was a bad idea. In fact, it was so bad that the elite poets, architects and artists of Paris wrote to the city about it.Read More
When life gets boring you can rely on the innocence of curiosity to revive new energy back into those things in which you take for granted.Read More