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does your art go up to 10?

Words of artistic wisdom to live by from my son Casper! “On a scale of 1 -10 on how good your art is, it will never be a ten. There is always room for improvement. by Casper. age 8”

A year of creative thought

This online journal of creative musings is a year old. Did I hit the creative bullseye with it? Maybe not. Did it give me a place to share my ideas and inspirations? Definitely. A creative failure is a successful creation, or somesuch. I’m going…

A stream of consciousness about creativity

I’m fascinated by creativity (hence this website) and I admire so many forms of creativity. In a world increasingly dominated by automation and technological solutions, creativity is quickly becoming the most precious asset any employer or industry can have. But what is creativity? It’s…

Creativity takes time

Having one of those days where I need to remind myself that you can’t force yourself to be creative. These things take time. So, I am going back to some writing exercises and idea starters to just kickstart my brain. I often find that…

Meet Your Maker podcast

I’m always on the lookout for inspiring stuff that looks at the creative process and delves into it with creative people. One of my current favourite obsessions is the brilliant Meet Your Maker podcast, where the amiable host Liam Geraghty interviews a slew of…

Gary Dunne on creativity, art and community

  A few years ago, when I worked at Google, I would host a monthly Spark Session at the Innovation Space, Cloud 9, where I would invite artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders along to share their journey and give us an insight into the…

What is creativity?

The Dublin based artist Vicky Knysh recently released this short film about creativity, where she interviewed different creatives from varying disciplines here in Ireland. A lovely little snapshot of the creative process and what makes artists tick. I also recommend checking out her website…

Take a leap of faith with your creativity

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I’ve been thinking about creative patterns and behaviours a lot recently. So often we follow tried and…

A new year, lots of new art to share and explore

  On New Year’s Day for the past few years I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog or website dedicated to creativity in some way. So, this is the year I am finally doing it! An early variation of this site…