Creativity Incubator

By ARHuelsenbeck | Articles designed to help you rise to the next level of creativity.

22 Rules for Creating Work That Stands the Test of Time

Very few of us sit down to create art or work they hope will disappear. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a writer, a designer, a journalist, a …

The Demise of the Daily Post—and an Attempt to Fill the Void

Yesterday, the news that WordPress’ Daily Post will cease broke my heart. I especially will miss the writing prompts and the photography challenges, …

Top 10 Success Tips from Neil Gaiman

Over the last few months, I’ve shared “Top 10” lists from J.K. Rowling and Stephen King on the topics of writing and success. This month I chose Neil …

The 7 Habits Of Highly Creative People – ART + marketing

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that …

Writing advice for artists and visual thinkers

Yesterday designer Jessica Hische tweeted, “I have it in my head that I should pursue an MFA in creative writing to be a better writer and find more …

GUEST POST: K.M. Weiland on 13 Places to Find Inspiration

People are always asking writers where they get their ideas. My typically trite reply is, “Everywhere.” I once grabbed a kitchen towel and told …

How to ‘Reboot’ Your Creative Brain And Refresh Your Focus In 15 Minutes Or Less

In today’s information-obsessed world, our minds are in constant overdrive.<p>Your brain is a living, inventive, and rapidly renewing organ that needs …

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Creative Juice #84

A dozen articles to amaze and inspire you.<p>The best drone photography.<br>• Architecture with a twist.<br>• Writer and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s broken …

Hokusai's great wave: a lesson in persistence

Can we improve our craft over time? The Japanese artist <b>Katsushika Hokusai</b> (1760-1849) seemed to think so.<p>“Until the age of 70, nothing I drew was …

31 Art Prompts

Color exploration. Choose a color you love or a color you don’t use very often. Try it as pastel as you can make it, then gradually deepen it until …

The Specter of Failure

This comic was inspired by the essay "Notes on Failure" from the excellent book <i>The Faith of a Writer</i> by Joyce Carol Oates.<br>Posters are available at my …

5 Creative Habits that can Improve your Productivity

The creative process is much about preparation and good habits as these can drive you beyond places where inspiration stops.<p>Creative habits when …

This 1 Simple (and lazy) Activity Will Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

It is a paradox that perhaps the single best way to still one’s mind is to put the body in motion. The list of what has been accomplished on walks is …

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Sketching Vamoose

Last year while I was away from my writings and creativity, I was under total isolation, away from my city, in a room, with my books and studies. My …

How Art Makes Everything Better (So Please Make More Art)

When I was maybe thirteen years old, my mom signed me up for art classes. These were three hour-long studio sessions with a real, seasoned artist who …

Alternative advent calendar - December art challenge

I’ve always had mixed feelings about advent calendars: on the one hand it is very exciting to open a little package every single day and so to get …

Three ways to help any kid be more creative

<i>Stocksy</i><p>The world’s problems demand bold, new solutions, so today’s children need to develop open, agile minds. Composer Anthony Brandt and …

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The Secret to Your Creativity Lies in These 7 Science-Backed Habits

Even if you don’t think you’re the “creative type,” don’t assume you can ignore this skillset, or that you can’t become creative too.<p>60% of CEOs …

The creative power of the impossible

“What I want, is for you to run at each other as fast as you can, crash into each other and then fall to the floor….”<p>This was once a request from a …

Creative Juice #54

• The guitar in art.<br>• Beautiful modern quilts.<br>• Man’s best friend.<br>• The loveliest GIFs ever.<br>• I always love seeing Suhita Shirodkar’s sketches.<br>• When I was in …

How To Channel Your Creative Badass

You know those perfect writing days, where you float to the page with your creativity on overdrive, and the words just flow? Yeah, me either. I wish …

17 Great Ideas for Your Next Project (Roundup)

Need an idea for your next creative endeavor? Whether you’re a blogger, a writer, an artist, or a little bit of everything, here are some terrific …

Arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories, and you’ll be a creativity machine

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier …

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Stop Consuming. Start Creating.

How to be a Doer.<p><i>Originally posted on</i> <i>Quora</i> <i>by</i> <i>Josh Fechter</i><i>.</i><p>After a year of hard learning lessons as a founder, I lost my company.<p>I then took a job as …

Releasing the Inner Creative

"<b>If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced</b>." - Vincent Van Gogh<p>"<b>True</b> …

Famous Creatives Answer the Question "Where Do Ideas Come From?"

Copying others? Wandering around observing things? Or just showing up to work?<p>At design school, one of my professors said that Frank Lloyd Wright …

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Chop wood and carry water.

It’s a large part of your creativity<p>My grandmother was a knitter. Whenever she had a free minute — which wasn’t often in her full-time job as a nurse …

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Should We Teach Creativity or Just Stop Stifling It?

“Because I said so” is not a reason. My kids shouldn’t (and often don’t) accept it. And neither should employees.<p>And most of us don’t want rote …

6 Life Changing Lessons for Creatives From Neil Gaiman

In this article of Neil Gaimain’s advice for creatives, I think it’s best to start with Neil’s favorite piece advice from one of his idols, Stephen …