Category Archives: Attaining & Maintaining Your Creativity

USEFUL WAYS TO BECOME AND STAY CREATIVE

MY TALENTHOUSE GUEST BLOG POST

Social Media has afforded me many FABULOUS opportunities to not only meet people from all walks of life, but to also participate in all sorts of fun projects. With that said, I wanted to share  MY guest blog post called “Tools to Keep Your Creative Mojo Flowing” , which is featured on Talenthouse.com.

Talenthouse is an online community used by artists, creatives and even art lovers  – to connect, share and collaborate with each other on their creative passions. If you’re an artist or creative looking for an embracing community, please check out Talenthouse!

Want to get a taste of what they offer? Watch their intro video below.

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MY SKILLSHARE EXPERIENCE

If you’re anything like me and you like to learn new things, then you will love the “global market place for classes” known as Skillshare. Skillshare is an online community of everyday, ordinary people who share their talents with those who are willing to learn. You can find classes on topics from how to make shoes to how to build iPhone apps.

Last month I dived into the Skillshare community and took an online photography class entitled – Street Photography: Capture the Scenes of your City taught by photographer, Kaitlin Rebesco. Although this wasn’t my first time taking an online class, it was my first time with Skillshare and I absolutely loved it! This particular class was 2 weeks long and only cost me $12. Not only did Kaitlin have live office hours once a week to discuss assignments, she also provided excellent street photography resources. There was also great interaction between the students. I’m still friends with some of my classmates on Twitter and Instagram.

So, if you’re in the mood for learning, go on over to Skillshare.com and see what interests you. Let me know what you find!

20 INCREDIBLY COMPELLING QUOTES ON THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Thanks to TheBestColleges.org for the link  20 Incredibly Compelling Quotes on The Creative Process. Check out the full list here. Below is my favorite quote from Maya Angelo, of course.

“You learn something as you create or appreciate the creative contributions of others. The message becomes, ‘someone was here before me — someone survived — and that means I can.’”

– Maya Angelou

Poster & Quote via The BestColleges.org

WHAT I’M DIGGIN’ (OFLOW THE CREATIVE IPHONE APP)

Calling all creative fanatics and iPhone users; there’s a new CREATIVITY app in town! The brain child of creativity expert, Tanner Christensen – the Oflow app allows you to explore your creativity at any time and any place. This is how it works – the app provides you with techniques (creative methods) to help guide you in solving problems or setting personal goals, which essentially helps you to think about things in a different light, therefore producing different outcomes. Building creativity. Oflow also allows you to take personal notes of your thoughts and findings so you can refer to them at a later date. You can bookmark your favorite creative methods and share them with others as well. Sharing is caring, right?

Here’s a visual of how the app works!

MY MIXEDMEDIAART.NET FEATURE!

Today was a pretty good day. I got lots of sleep last night, the weather was fab and I found out I was featured on MixedMediaArt.Net. You can check it out here!

MIXTAPE FRIDAY

When I’m browsing the web or looking through books, I always come across projects that I MUST try. You can’t even imagine how long my “must try” projects list is. This past weekend I worked on a craft idea that I saw on Tumblr. Dany Reede transformed a cassette into a booklet! I didn’t assemble my cassette  the exact same way as he did, but I think you guys get the gist of the idea. I’ll probably use mine as greeting cards.

Happy Friday!

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