With a little imagination, you can make creative thinking a daily habit. I’ve talked about creative writing before, and beyond that we can just write out our thoughts. Keep a journal on your phone or on paper. Trying means occasionally failing. Notice your failures and practice being okay with it. It’s no big deal. Fear of failure is something that prohibits all of us from failing. Look for inspirations from your heroes, admire their work and vicariously live with through them. This is a great opportunity to say dream! Find little new things you can do. Even just using new words. Language is a powerful thing.
Uncanny Creativity is an art productivity podcast helping you to be more imaginative everyday. Hosted by Brian E. Young, a magazine art director and artist in Baltimore, Maryland.
What are the steps to making an idea into reality? Allow yourself to get past the hesitation and think about the actions you need to take. Start with a small and simple action. Use your simple start to refine your idea. Build a prototype and then a few prototypes. Create a simple objective and keep it simple, avoid expanding scope. Work in small parts over time, alittle bit each day, to help you start or make it a habit. If you slip up, get past the hesitation again and get started again 10 Laws of Productivity How Do You Keep, Develop ... Read more
Sometimes we are so inspired by the work of others, yet we can't quite capture what they've done into our own work. Making something new using inspiration can be a tricky business. Here are some tips to make it work Think of your audience. How can you make something accessible for the audience that you tap into. Copying or plagiarism? That is the dangerous ground that we all fear. We want people to see the genius of our influences. Yet don't want to be derivative. Take part of the work, not the whole composition. Try just taking the color scheme, for example. ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.