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Inspiration & creative well being

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Where Good Ideas Come from | Steven Johnson

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.

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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.

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Why Inspiration Matters

“When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey.” — Rudyard Kipling

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The Art of Creative Inspiration | Victor Shamas | TEDxTucson

Victor Shamas, PhD, offers a fresh vision of the creative process as well as two practical tools for inducing the peak experience of creative inspiration.

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Drawing Out the Muses: Find and Develop Unlimited Creative Inspiration From the Everyday World

Drawing Out the Muses is based on the premise that visual inspiration can be found anywhere; in nature, with household objects, though sound, using raw visual elements, dreams and even from being uninspired.

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Sherman Alexie: Plainspoken Inspiration

We recently spoke with Sherman Alexie by phone to hear his thoughts on inspiration, and the role it plays in his creative practice.

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African American Artist Illustrates the Power of Black Women | NowThis

Artist Jamilla Okubo is using her craft to illustrate the power of Black women. Raised in Washington DC, Jamilla Okubo uses her art to give a positive visual representation of Black women. Okubo is vocal about empowering women because of her upbringing.

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Aesthetically Appealing Art Increases Creative Inspiration

Viewing art you find aesthetically pleasing can help boost your personal creativity, researchers report. (Source: Max Planck Institute)

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What Fuels Creativity?

We are all born creative but what we often lose sight of is the spark that ignites creativity, the inspiration that drives us back to the childhood enthusiasm to learn, explore, fail and discover.

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‘On Creativity’ Interview with Painter, Sculptor José Parlá

SCAD President Paula Wallace sits down with painter, sculptor and SCAD alumnus José Parlá to discuss his inimitable artistic methodology.

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