By Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. The creative artist’s drive to create often parallels the experience of gestation and birth, regardless of the gender of the artist. From the first “glimmer in the eye” to the conception of a specific work, the artist embarks on a process that continues to develop and grow even in the absence […]
What seems to be a setback, error or limitation, may often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.
Valerie Young writes about two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products:
“Did you know, for exam…
Writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and others discussed religious and literary ideas and their own works in progress in a famed discussion group, the Inklings, which met regularly at Lewis’ college rooms at Oxford or in pubs, in the 1930s and 40s…
by Matt Cardin We all know the old saw, usually attributed to Thomas Edison, that “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” The problem with this ubiquitous speck of folk wisdom is not just that it provides a catchall cliché for scoffing at those who dare to suggest that inspiration plays a crucial […]
The Creative Mind network of sites has been growing over the course of more than fifteen years, and has many hundreds of articles. You may have reached this page using a link to a title that was located in an old article database that is no longer online. Here are some articles that were listed […]