Posted by: Liz Massey | May 11, 2010

Surf’s Up, Condensed: Top Creativity Links for May 11, 2010

Photo courtesy SXC.

The Purist Trap, Or, Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Killjoys

Ken, author of Mildly Creative, explains the shortcomings of being a purist and advises creatives to leave them to their perfection, while the rest of us make a mess of things.

4 Don’ts of Craft Shows

Nick, the author of handmade in PA, a blog promoting arts and crafts made in Pennsylvania, offers four bits of advice for making one’s craft booth experience a positive one.

Planning for Your Summer’s Artist Dates

Melissa Taylor, writing on Imagination Soup blog, discusses the difficulties of doing a solo “artist’s date” when one has small children, and instead suggests that parents stock up on art supplies now to have a summer filled with family artist dates!

Transition to fulltime artist

Tina Mammoser, author of The Cycling Artist blog, discusses her 10 year journey to become a full-time artist. Wonderful tips from someone who’s done well in the art world, although not without some sacrifices along the way.

Ten Effective Ways to Strangle Your Muse

Sandy Akers offers 10 counter-productive rules for quashing any trace of creative flow.

Build Blog » Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis

Hilarious and dead-on post that parodies the haughty nature of design critique language by grading children’s couch forts. SOOOO funny! Part one of two.


  1. Thanks for the mention — I’m honored!

    Melissa of

  2. Readers, sorry to report the Build Blog series on couch cushion architecture has been PURGED! It was so funny I cannot bring myself to delete the link … I have no idea why they took the posts down!

  3. Thanks so much for including me in this fantastic roundup, Liz!

    –Sandy Ackers
    Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World

  4. great links!!! thanks:)

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