In case you haven't found something to inspire you lately, here are a few things I've been listening to, reading, watching, and thoroughly enjoying. I think there's something in here for you, too. This podcast about creativity and where it comes from. This book about being the person you know you can be. These pictures … Continue reading Inspiration List: Vo. 1
After a year and a half of weekly prompts, a few fun projects, and several challenges, we’re so excited to announce the launch of two old ideas in a new form. We are now offering a monthly prompt list to interested members and also a new and improved TIP Partner Program. From your feedback and … Continue reading TIP Partner Program Launch
After 75 weeks of short, get-the-juices-flowing work, we thought it was time to dig a little deeper. This month we're challenge you to create a #bodyofwork. The idea is to spend the month creating based on a single thought or for one particular work you want to develop. Weekly prompts will still go out and you … Continue reading March Challenge: A Body Of Work
You know that saying, "the more you know, the more you realize you don't know"? As creatives, we're often (not always, but often) on the hunt for more information, more knowledge, more experience, more more more, in a quest to be better and do better. For the most part, this is a great thing. It … Continue reading Stop Overthinking It. You’re Smarter Than You Know.
See the thing with the creative process is that the more you try to pin it down, the more elusive it becomes. The more you try to define it's boundaries, the more nebulous it is. The more you try to do anything with it, the more it fights back. And, if you've ever found yourself … Continue reading Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 2: The Creative Process
The professional art world can be elitist. Or so it seems. The average person doesn't regularly bathe in the jargon of the art world or take a deconstructive approach to post-modern conceptual kinaesthetic land art. Thinking about this very thing--not land art, but jargon--I realized that I have been using terms in The Iteration Project's … Continue reading Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 1: The Creative Prompt
Before you try it, let me warn you about the perils of google-ing "creativity". The only thing you'll find are countless articles and programs teaching you how to "unleash," "harness," or "tap into" your creativity. I'm going to let that sink in for a minute. . . . Everything about those statements implies that we have this … Continue reading Unicorns Suck, Roadblocks Rule, and Inspiration is B.S.
You know how sometimes you just have to learn things the hard way? Or how you don't know how important certain things/people/processes are until they're gone? Yeah, that's me. Especially with dance. In graduate school I failed to learn the single most important lesson there was to learn. The program I attended was structured in … Continue reading A Creative Process Recipe, As Told By Twyla (…sort of)
"Follow the lead of the things you want, not the things you fear." Facebook post from March 13, 2015 I used to think I was pretty fearless or at least didn't let my fear dictate my decisions. What a crock of B.S. that was. Thanks to Facebook I now know that 2015 Harper was … Continue reading Step Up To The Mic And Roar Back