The Creative Process

By etritthart | Thoughts to inspire creativity.

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn't some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it's a learnable, trainable skill that can …


Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure

<b>When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.</b><p>A design college in the United States has just started a new exhibition about creativity, which will run till January. It is called "Permission to Fail". The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …


The 18 Habits of Highly Creative People

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> Some of us think we’re just not the “creative type”. <b><br>The Science:</b> There is no “type.” <b></b>Creativity comes about in …


18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …


Warp & Weave – Design your own beautiful handwoven fabrics


Ignite Your Childlike State of Wonder


Honoring the Creative Process


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Find Your Creative Flow State


The Creative 'Flow': How to Enter That Mysterious State of Oneness

Flow -- the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task -- is a strong contributor to creativity. When in flow, the creator and the universe become one, outside distractions recede from consciousness and one's mind is fully open and attuned to the act of creating. There is …


State of Flow

Have you ever been so engaged in an activity that you lost track of time or even your surroundings? A bomb could of gone off (figuratively) and you …


9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” <b>– Buddha</b><p>Have your ever lost yourself in your work, …


How to Feel Confident Sharing Your Creative Work In Public

Putting yourself on the line publicly with an idea you've hatched or art you've created is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here is a …


How Seinfeld's Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem

I've long been overwhelmed by an unwieldy list of goals that would sit, unaccomplished, in a long-term to-do list year after year. Then I came across …


How to Be Creative Even When You Least Feel Like It

Couch designed by Michael Rowe from the Noun Project<p>In <i>Manage Your Day-to-Day</i>, Seth Godin tells us: “Lots and lots of people are creative when they …


Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity

“I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence. Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted …


How to Optimize Your Environment for Creativity with The Perfect Temperature, Lighting and Noise Levels

I’ve written about how creativity works in the brain before, and I found it really useful to understand this process. Or, I should say, multiple …


How Waking Up Half An Hour Early Can Help You Solve More Problems

Morning person or not, the time immediately after you wake up might just be the most productive time of the day.<p>Stuck on an idea? Start losing sleep over it and you might discover a solution.<p>Brian Cormack Carr, author of <i>How to Find Your Vital Vocation</i>, recommends setting your alarm 30 minutes …

The Best Time of Day for Creative Thinking

What does your ideal day look like? Would you believe there's a scientifically correct answer to the question Research into the human body—its …


The Spark File

Looking back at all the tools and techniques that I've developed over the years as a writer, it occurs to me that most of them are, in one way or …


Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait for Motivation

Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a …


'Imagine' That: Fostering Creativity In The Workplace

Beethoven would try as many as 70 different versions of a musical phrase before settling on the right one. But other great ideas seem to come out of the blue. Bob Dylan, for example, came up with the lyrics to the chorus for "Like a Rolling Stone" soon after telling his manager that he was …