Posted by: Liz Massey | October 2, 2010

Surf’s Up, Condensed: Top Creativity Links for October 2, 2010

Photo courtesy Glenn Pebley via SXC.

They Draw and Cook

As graphic designers, illustrators, and home cooks, brother-sister team Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick started their Web site as a way to compile the illustrated recipes of their artist and designer friends. Launched in February 2010, the Web site has featured culinary creations from around the world—South Africa, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, as well as the United States. A book is in the works!

The Origins of Good Ideas –

Steven Johnson discusses how ideas are born and argues that keeping “the adjacent possible” open is more important that the prevailing paradigm of ideas as property that has ruled for the past few centuries. He writes: “The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.”

Starter Venues for Beginning Artists — Art Biz Blog

Art business coach Alyson B. Stanfield discusses some easy-entry venues for artists who are ready to show their work (and sell it) to a wider audience.

This Must Be the Place – Exploring the Idea of Home

“This Must Be the Place” is a series of shot films by Lost & Found Films that explore the idea of what defines a home. The filmmakers say: “There’s no place like home. It’s where we live, work and dream. It’s our sanctuary and our refuge. We can love them or hate them. It can be just for the night or for the rest of our lives. But whoever we may be, we all have a place we call home.”

A Tale of Two Paintings – A Cautionary Story of Word of Mouth Marketing

Tad Hargrave, writing on his Marketing for Hippies blog, discusses the story of two fantastic paintings he owns. One artist is going to get lots more work from him, but the other isn’t — and that’s not because he doesn’t want to give it to her.

Top 10 Twitter Tips for Bands, By Bands

From Successful musical acts large and small discuss the Twitter tips that help them build a following of people willing to support their work.

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