What is our enemy? Creative stagnation. What the way? To conquer and overcome it.
1. Creative off-roading
To take your works, and “off road” it. Break free of the traditional paths. Like my friend Søren Zhane going AI and silicon artistry.
2. Allow yourself to become a renaissance person
If you think about Leonardo da Vinci, what we mostly know him as? We know he mostly as a painter, but he explored everything. He designed war machines, stage sets, and integrated science art and math together in a virtuous and artistic way.
For myself personally, the more I allow myself to explore other random creative endeavors, the better.
For example, my passion for abstract art. Calligraphy. Great cinema. Music, and making beats.
3. The best creative stimulants
I think the best creative stimulants include black coffee with no creamer no sugar, 100% cacao powder, fresh air outdoors, exposure to trees, coffee shop vibes, sunlight or sunshine or natural light, and music.
4. Use the simplest tool possible
Even now as I create this blog post, I am walking around the block with baby Seneca strapped to my chest with the baby bjorn carrier, and using Siri iPhone voice dictate. I have even been blogging on the iOS WordPress app, and I love it.
5. There is no ideal or optimal time to be creative
I think this is a big thing I learned especially after becoming a parent. There is truly no ideal or optimal time to be creative. Rather, we should think about creativity coursing through our veins very much like how blood naturally flow through a body without us thinking about it, or how we breathe subconsciously. For example, you breathe without thinking about it, or forcing yourself to breathe. Shouldn’t Creativity be the same?
Re-discover your inner-child like PICASSO:
- CREATIVE UPCYCLING
- Fewer Choices, More Creativity
- CREATIVE DARING
- CREATIVITY over PRODUCTIVITY
- HOW TO BECOME A MORE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
- The Simplest Creative Workflow
- The Artistic Impulse
- The Photographer as Painter
- Home Photography Assignments
- Creative Optionality
- All Photos are Creative Photos
- In Photography Even the Smallest Thing Can be a Leitmotif
- 5 Creative Photography Motivation Ideas
- Creative Cross-Pollination
- In Praise of Creative Repetition
- The Joy of Glitching Your Photos
- How to Master Creativity
- Creative Work and Physiology
- Enough is Never Enough.
- Become More Uninhibited
- Utilitarianism is the Enemy of Creativity
- CONQUER CREATIVITY
- ERIC KIM Thoughts on Creativity
- What Do You *Really* Want in Life?
- Creative Iteration
- In Photography, Even the Smallest Thing Can Be a Leitmotif
- The Art of Creativity
- Why Constrain Yourself in Only Color or Black and White?
- In Praise of Collaging Your Photos
- The Purpose is to Create
- Photographing With No Filter in Small JPEG
- The Impetus to Create
- On Focusing on Your Own Self Development
- WHY COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS?
- Visual Stochastic Resonance
- Future Creativity
- Eternal Re-Creation
- How I Come Up With My Ideas (Ideation 101)
- How to Be Creative During Quarantine
- Constraints are Creative
- HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE DURING COVID
- It is All Connected.
- What is Interesting to You is Very Likely to Be Interesting to Others
- Happiness as a Means to Creative Productivity
- How I Remix My Photos in iPad and ProCreate
- Creative Productivity
- In Praise of Repetition
- The Eternal Creative Loop
- The Goal is Spontaneous Creative Activity
- Ignore Your Haters.
- You’re on a Winning Streak
- Ultralight Photography
- How to see.
- CREATORS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
- How to Ignore Your Inner-Critic
- How to Unlock Your Inner-Genius
- Success is Your Only Option
- How to Make Your Photos More Artistic
- Creative Lessons Rick Rubin Can Teach You About Photography
- Why I Love Shooting With an LCD Screen
- How to Shoot Abstract Photography
- How to Be More Spontaneous in Your Photography and Life
- How to Re-Invent Yourself in Photography
- How to Photograph Like a Child
- How to Be a More Imaginative Photographer
- Never Rust
- Limit Your Palette
- Follow Your Intuition
- Have Creative Confidence in Yourself
- How To Find Your Unique Voice in Photography
- Beginner’s Mind
- There is No Wrong Way to Shoot Street Photography
- You Can’t Control the Results, Only Effort
- On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane
- On Searching For the Maximum
- The Beauty of “Creative Constraints”
- How to Stay Curious
- Enjoy the Process
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