5 Reasons the Modern Reader isn’t reading

Most schools rarely give out textbooks anymore and opt out for netbooks, ipads or condense materials into handouts. Books, it seems in most cases. seem uncommon in our day to day lives. So why does it matter? These changes mean that readers’ habits have been changing with them. Below I noted 5 reasons that I [...]

Using Automatic Writing To Get Creative Ideas

Note: The following is a guest post from Doron Hefeitz. I’ve been a professional jeweler and a creative designer for many years. One of the things that are perhaps the most challenging about being a creative artist is having to constantly come up with new design ideas, sometimes on a daily basis. While there are [...]

Where there are no Daydreams.

My desk at work is usually clean. I like to see the deep wood color even though it’s obviously fake. I love to have color surround my space and white papers always have made me edgy.  I love color but I can’t seem to paint or do anything with it and white walls are so [...]

Your (Mostly) Unbeatable Worst Enemy.

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. -Ray Bradbury When my professor handed me back my manuscript after class, he gave me a look that I will never forget. It was a mixture of encouragement, urgency, [...]

Day 4: Showing up everyday

So I started believing in myself again, took initiative and now am looking at day four, practice. Practice, to me, means making space to do so so that there is no excuse. Setting up a routine and sticking to it. And most of all, it’s defending that illusive time, time that is so hard to [...]