The Value Of An Idea

Our ideas are only as good as their execution. We may have great ideas, but if we fail to act on them, we will never know. Then again, our ideas may be terrible or they may need some tweaking, but, again, if we fail to act on them, we will never truly know. An idea,…

From Picture To Post (Or From Post To Picture)

One of the greatest joys of the creative process, at least for me, is surprise. Among other creative outlets, I write every day. Some days, I start with a clear idea as to what I want to write about. On other days, I simply start and wait to see what happens. In either case, what…

On Medium And Materials

We may have a vision for what we want to create, but the medium and the materials we are working with have a say as well. Between inspiration, intention, and creation, things often change, and the way that our work manifests may be totally different than what we first envisioned. This is part of the…

The Joyful Mystery Of Creativity

We do not necessarily get to choose what inspires us. If we are dedicated to doing creative work, we must rely to some degree or another on inspiration. We do not always know where it will come from. It may be intrinsic or it may be extrinsic. Our job is to show up, to be…

It Is Better To Be Better

If we want to be heard, we must first stop making noise. Distance and time are no longer barriers to communication. Distance has become irrelevant and the time between putting a message into the world and having that message received has condensed down to nearly an instant. The new barrier to communication is noise. Everyone…