Inspirational articles, e.g. beautiful works

7 12, 2023

You do not need to be completely original in order to be creative

By |2023-12-07T15:05:53+01:00December 7th, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Does something need to be completely original in order to be creative? How can you prove if something is original or not? After all, if something which I produce is not original, is it not just a waste of time putting in time and effort creating it? This is a challenge which can petrify many [...]

21 11, 2023

Made to last

By |2023-11-21T13:00:56+01:00November 21st, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Over the weekend, we stayed with my parents. For my toddler, they brought out some of the toys they had kept from when I was still a baby. One of the hits was a wooden toy train set which must now be over 40 years old. And my child loved it (although there were significantly [...]

19 07, 2023

Why art should not just be “content”

By |2023-07-07T10:19:29+02:00July 19th, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Is art today being designed less about being creative, and more about trying to go viral? This is the hypothesis of an Australian artist and illustrator, Struthless, who outlined his view in this youtube video: I think he makes some interesting points. Many artists have seen huge success and have gained access to an [...]

9 06, 2023

The secret to how galleries decide which artists to promote

By |2023-06-07T22:04:14+02:00June 9th, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why some artists can work their whole lives while never getting any recognition, while others seem to be selling their works for millions of dollars? What is the difference between them? Well, according to this informative video, it may all come down to the connections you have, which galleries are showcasing [...]

30 12, 2022

Next year, keep your eyes and mind open

By |2022-12-30T14:44:42+01:00December 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was walking through the forest with my sleeping son, day dreaming, when something stopped me.I was not sure what the feeling was, but it felt out of place and surprising.I looked back, and noticed someone had left a random piece of carrot on a branch.Then as I looked closer, I noticed two more blueberries [...]

23 12, 2022

Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

By |2022-12-23T19:13:47+01:00December 23rd, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023. 2022 has been a hell of [...]

5 12, 2022

Tackle the monkey first

By |2022-12-05T21:58:14+01:00December 5th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

When faced with a significantly challenging innovation project, is it worth doing the easy tasks first to get some quick wins on the board, or should you tackle the hardest part of the project? I have been listening to some podcasts with Annie Duke recently, who has a great new book out about when it [...]

10 11, 2022

Nine pregnant women cannot deliver a baby in one month

By |2022-11-08T16:35:30+01:00November 10th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Some things just take time. Traditionally, one of the best ways to speed up the delivery of a project is to allocate more resources to it. After all, if one construction worker can lay 1,000 bricks in one day (note, this is just a guess...), then a hundred construction workers could lay up to 100,000 [...]

30 10, 2022

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

By |2022-10-30T09:19:29+01:00October 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." A few weeks ago, I came across a fantastic quote on creativity in an interview Todd Henry's podcast and Joey Cofone. They were talking about when to know whether something you are working on is "finished" and ready to be released, and Joey came out with this [...]