Posted by: Liz Massey | April 17, 2010

Surf’s Up, Condensed: Top Creativity Links for April 17, 2010

Photo courtesy of SXC.

Change This – What the Creative World Needs Now Is Organization
Extremely well-argued “manifesto” by Scott Belsky, founder of Behance and the author of “Making Ideas Happen,” relating to the need for creative professionals to find a way to organize their ideas and make sure they are translated into real-world expressions or products.

30th Annual Spring Photography Contest
The Photographer’s Forum Magazine and SIGMA are hosting their annual photography contest. More than $6,000 in cash and equipment will be awarded. Deadline for entries is May 17, 2010.

That ONE THING Essential to Your Survival — What Is It?
Robin, a contributing blogger on the Studio Mothers site, discusses her recent move with her family to Germany and how she decided what crafting supplies to take and how she claimed her creative space. A nice report on having the courage to make creativity a priority despite changing circumstances.

5 reasons to minimize your camera gear | PhotoNaturalist
Steve Berardi makes the case for not becoming obsessed with new lenses, DSLRs, etc. A passionate (and persuasive) plea for focusing on vision and content over tools.

“Star Wars Uncut:” 472 Groups of Amateur Auteurs Reenact a Feature Length Classic | Fast Company
Casey Pugh, who has worked at Boxee and Vimeo, sliced the film Star Wars into 15-second segments and asked fans and filmmakers to reproduce the scenes in their own style. Hundreds of people responded and the “crowdsourced” film was re-edited into a new movie! Stills from the film look HILARIOUS!

AHN NEWS: Interview with Lucia Capacchione
An excellent Q and A interview in the Arts Healing Network newsletter with Lucia Capacchione, an art therapist, artist and author. She discusses the Creative Journal process, which she developed during her work with school age children and how it has been used in settings as diverse as prisons, hospitals, corporations and life coaching sessions.


  1. Excellent list of resources-so privileged to be a part; thank you.

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