There’s a unique beauty in old things don’t you think? That quality that seems to be inherent in the thing you just can’t put your finger on. Old has character that’s been built up over time. It’s the scrapes and the dents, it’s the wear and tear of use and of service. This character just can’t be replicated through short-cuts no matter how clever we try to be.
Welcome to Creativity. Creativity is an inherent aspect of what it means to be human, therefore it must be given a central role in society. I am very passionate about creativity and you'll see it is a central theme of the site. These articles are dedicated to helping your realise and develop this critical function.
Guinness doesn’t travel well at all. That’s just the fact of the matter and there are multiple reasons for it which I’ll share with you in a bit. But first let me tell you why this became something I wanted to write about, and why it matters to creative people. I’m in Donegal this week with my family, and the other day we were driving from Letterkenny to Narin in the pissing rain.
Rhythm and momentum are everywhere and in everything. As conscious human beings we can harness and use this rhythm and momentum to our favour and benefit or not, we have a choice. But many of us don’t consciously exercise that choice, and then when unfavourable results show up we blame our genetics or our environment or the government.
Purposeful Accident This whole idea of purposeful accident has really got a hold of me. I read about it recently in this article on The Creativity Post and the concept, although familiar to me, gave my already brewing ides a foundation. Well, maybe not a foundation, but rather a hook. The foundation for everything I’ve […]
The creative mindset is a moving, expanding and contracting thing. It needs total peace and quiet with no distractions to make itself known, yet it needs fuel to grow. So we move in and out of this space. Create in the quiet, get inspired in the noise. The quiet is vital to me, even though it can be difficult to find at times working from home.
Most mornings I don’t know what to write about. This morning is one of those. I have a few ideas in my head jostling for position so the plan here is to just write and see where my mind and hands take me. Generally, I like to have the bones of a plan to work to, but sometimes it’s best to have a broad idea and just go with the flow.
Anything worth doing is worth doing right – I’m on board with that. Ever since I was a kid apprentice and I heard it first from one of the older blokes who were still on the tools, it has stuck with me. I reckon I have a good work ethic, in fact I know I do, and so it resonated with what I already felt I suppose.