As practitioners of creativity, we’re inspired by our voyeuristic natures. And cities offer much room to look inside for ideas.
My room with a view is dedicated to inspiration for my writing, distraction-free save for my view.
A short tale of finding what I wasn’t searching for, with a twist—of color.
Creativity offers the allure of many twists and turns. We can’t really have it all, though, can we? Isn’t choice inevitable?
Windows and doors are irresistible to me. They offer enough symbolism to crank up anyone’s creative engine.
Where can you find little works of art? Look for them in the commonplace, and in the clichés, where they hide in plain sight.
There’s no doubt that some of our best ideas come when we’re away from the office, in the flow of life. But when we’re stuck at our desks, there are aids to help the flow.
Creativity is the one drug, when over-used, that has never caused any harmful side effects. But it has always improved quality of life.
Art is everywhere, not just in museums, often in the architecture of well-preserved towns–where their sense of place honors their architectural past.
Looking at water for patterns, and finding them, or finding none at all, can be a source of inspiration and creativity.
Photographers, like painters, present their vision of what they see to the world. Like painters, they’re artists. Talk with them about their art the same way.
Our moments, our thoughts, our experiences and our time on earth, like nature, are fleeting, ever-moving. We can learn from that.
The impulse to distraction will always be with us. But to find focus, we can look within, where our own best experts live.
A single quote sums up what art does, and does not do, from a master of visibility: Paul Klee.
Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.