Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/29/11

Who doesn't love their weekly dose of inspiring links on creativity and writing that The Artist's Road tweeted during the week @on_creativity? But did you know the tweets offer insights into your blogger's week? This week your faithful blogger found his schedule get away from him (yes, that passive wording frames your blogger as a …

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What Defines an Artist? Self-Taught vs. Trained

What defines an artist? Is it the production of a creative work? Is it the result of training in the craft? These questions were on my mind over a holiday break as I toured the American Visionary Art Museum at Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor. All of the works displayed in the museum are from self-taught …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/22/11

Many readers of The Artist's Road enjoy curling up with a comfy blanket every Friday night to enjoy my weekly links on creativity and writing. But while they're clicking away this Friday night I'll be in rocking out in Baltimore to a band that is a writer's delight -- Rush. Take the lyrics to "Freewill," …

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The Power of Play: Escape From the Tyranny of Technique

Today we’re featuring a guest post from the multi-talented InterPlay leader Kate Arms-Roberts, who will share insights on creativity and on what the heck InterPlay is. Picasso spoke of taking a lifetime to learn to paint like a child. There is a developmental pattern common to many creatives. Early in creative development, interest and inspiration …

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Three Authors Every Writer Should Read

I'm afraid I'm not going to give you the answer to that question. I'm asking it of you. This is a selfish attempt to crowdsource wisdom before I begin a low-residency MFA in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I'm suspecting I'm not sufficiently "well read" to take on this challenge. My anxiety …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/15/11

I know you never take for granted each Creativity Tweets of the Week, featuring the week's best tweets I have sent on creativity and writing. This week I was true to you even while vacationing in Florida with my in-laws. You can rest assured that the Artist's Road will always be there for you.* CREATIVITY …

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