Inspiration

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9 05, 2024

When your imagination is beyond your skill level

By |2024-05-09T09:41:13+02:00May 9th, 2024|Inspiration|0 Comments

Recently my toddler has begun playing with Duplo, which is Lego for really young children. And while usually he loves it, it also often causes him to become incredibly frustrated when things do not work as he wants. This is when he might begin shouting and throwing the pieces away. A perfect example is when [...]

29 03, 2024

When does it make sense to play a character of yourself?

By |2024-03-29T09:09:51+01:00March 29th, 2024|Inspiration|0 Comments

When your audience thinks of you and what your work represents, who do they think of? It does not matter if your audience is your team at work, the people who buy your art, or the people who follow your presence online. In almost every case, these people will not be thinking of you exactly [...]

14 03, 2024

Focus on doing fewer things in order to make progress faster

By |2024-03-16T13:21:09+01:00March 14th, 2024|Inspiration|0 Comments

Often, when trying to make progress towards an innovative challenge there are thousands of things you could be doing. Examined individually, each of these actions look like they could bring you closer to your end goal. Or worse, they may each be different goals which all seem equally appealing and worth putting effort into. However, [...]

23 01, 2024

Focus on what you can control

By |2024-01-23T17:05:38+01:00January 23rd, 2024|Inspiration|0 Comments

If you cannot be the best in the world at something, is it even worth trying? Yes. Often, people can be afraid to begin a new creative endeavor, especially when they compare themselves to people who are the best in the world. After all, how can you compete with someone who is so much better [...]

20 12, 2023

This new recycled packing material could replace bubble wrap

By |2023-12-20T16:27:58+01:00December 20th, 2023|Inspiration|0 Comments

Sometimes, an innovation comes around that is so simple, it makes you think "why didn't I think of that?" I just came across another such example from renowned innovation powerhouse 3M. They have found a way to use a principle of origami to create sheets of cardboard which fold themselves into packing material when stretched. [...]

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieq6V3o4rqM 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 [...]