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a collection of creative thinking resources
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Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress - final 8th scene
Artists' workspaces
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Elemental

Why don’t people leave off being lovable
Or thinking they are lovable, or wanting to be lovable,
And be a bit elemental instead?

Since man is made up of the elements
Fire, and rain, and air, and live loam
And none of these is lovable
But elemental,
Man is lop-sided on the side of the angels.

I wish men would get back their balance among the elements
And be a bit more firey, as incapable of telling lies
As fire is.
I wish they’d be true to their own variation, as water is,
Which goes through all the stages of steam and stream and ice
Without losing its head.

I am sick of lovable people,
Somehow they are a lie.

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D.H. Lawrence 1929, via Michelle
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Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
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Victor Pasmore
Victor Pasmore
Victor Pasmore
Victor Pasmore
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"Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?"
John Updike via Brainpickings
SLOW IDEAS
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All by jeweller Karl Fritsch
All by jeweller Karl Fritsch
All by jeweller Karl Fritsch
All by jeweller Karl Fritsch
All by jeweller Karl Fritsch
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"Turn left fast"

Something Jo McCrostie said a while back, that’s stuck in my head.

It describes the delightful creative flip when an idea surprises. Similar to the punchline of a joke. 

Lateral thinking king Dr De Bono would approve.

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Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen
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On cultivating a creative environment:

Kill grimness with laughter. Maintain an atmosphere of informality. Encourage exuberance. Get rid of sad dogs who spread gloom.

Create an atmosphere of ferment, innovation and freedom.

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Ogilvy via Brain Pickings
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"Senior men and women have no monopoly on great ideas.
Nor do Creative people.
Some of the best ideas come from account executives, researchers, and others.
Encourage this; you need all the ideas you can get."
Ogilvy via Brain Pickings
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Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
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Ceramic art by Ken Price
Ceramic art by Ken Price
Ceramic art by Ken Price
Ceramic art by Ken Price
Ceramic art by Ken Price
Ceramic art by Ken Price