creativity Filter
  1. “I’m more of a binge writer. I have to pull way back and let my creative pulse breathe. Then, at some point, I go in and I write and write and write…. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to respect the cyclic nature of my creative life.”

    Essay
  2. Three Things I’ve Learned Through Grief

    From Allie Lehman: “In my 20s, I was always waiting for my big break. I used to see others’ success and was convinced (without a doubt) that that made them happy. Now, I feel myself running away from hype and hustle. I feel strong standing on the ground underneath me.”

    Inspiration
  3. The Internet Made Me Hate My Notebook (But I Fixed It. We’re Good Now.)

    K.C. Wise tries different notebooks, from various Moleskines to a Bullet Journal to a SELF Journal — then back again to a Moleskine: “. . . my relationship with the Moleskine notebook started very simply. Girl meets simple black notebook and falls in love.”

    Inspiration
    Image by <a href="https://blackbunchedmassmom.com/2018/01/09/the-internet-made-me-hate-my-notebook-but-i-fixed-it-were-good-now/"Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom.
  4. North of the Internet

    North of the Internet is a daily series of conversations with artists and creators about their work, inspiration, and ideas.

    Art
  5. Reditus: On Coming Back to Writing

    “I’m coming back to writing today to peer down the silent well.” Author Amanda Mininger on the cyclical nature of self-expression, and what drives us back to the written word time after time.

    Essay
  6. Art
    Art by Nida Chowdhry
  7. The Pattern of a Writer’s Life in the Slow Turn of Seasons

    Get inspired by Andrea Stephenson’s musings on the writer’s life and the changing of seasons.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Harvesting Hecate
  8. “Yet now with the final of those projects all but completed, with nothing that necessarily infringes on the divide between work and life, I still find myself a little ambitious, a little restless, desiring progress and purpose in a creative outlet.”

    Inspiration
  9. Three Ways to Take Your Website Visitors Behind the Scenes

    Looking to engage your visitors? Here are three ways to share your creation process with them.

    Art
    Image by Kerry at Love Those "Hands at Home."
  10. A Pattern of Creativity: An Interview with Knitter and Musician Lucy Hague

    Lucy Hague defines creativity, no matter whether she’s creating complex knitting patterns or playing music.

    Crafts
    The Lindisfarne shawl. All fibre arts by Lucy Hague.
  11. How Do You Generate Post Ideas? The Whirly Girl Doesn’t Force Them

    How do you generate post ideas?

    Inspiration
  12. My French Twist

    From macramé tutorials to furniture makeovers, Wendy, the blogger and avid crafter behind My French Twist, shares ideas based on years of creative tinkering.

    Crafts
  13. : the great debate :

    Musings on inspiration that will resonate with any blogger: “Ideas, I’ve decided, are like birds, very, very skittery. Attempt a sudden grab and, fwip, away it goes.” The Whirly Girl had a great idea for a post… but what was it, again?

    Humor
  14. Inspiration
    Image by Lizzie Ward
  15. The tools of an artist

    For Pam Holland, the tools of her art include a camera and an eye for color in her travels, which include India, Costa Rica, Nepal, and Australia — just to name a few.

    Art
    Photo by Pam Holland