Posted by: Liz Massey | October 23, 2010

Surf’s Up Condensed: Top Creativity Links for October 23, 2010

Photo courtesy SXC.

Making a Mark: Does teaching art generate copying of art?
Artist and author Katherine Tyrrell summarizes a lively discussion about how teaching new artists techniques using your art work as a model can create copyright infringement issues down the road. Katherine includes thoughts about copying as a technique for artist development, and the role intent (of the newbie artist) plays in this whole situation.

Miranda: Psst…”creativity” does not contain the letters S, H, O, U, L, or D
One of the writers of the Studio Mothers: Life & Art blog tackles her struggle between time to mother 5 children (ranging in age from 2 to 20) and writing the various books she is plotting. A great discussion of habit, desire, Buddhist meditation and how to make the most of the time at hand!

Step 288: Be a Greenhouse for New Ideas
Christa Avampato, in her lovely blog Christa in New York, makes the case for treating creative activity like gardening and providing a nurturing shelter for one’s new ideas. She writes: “Part of being a friend to new ideas is providing a safe place for them to be in their infancy, providing nourishment and space to grow.”

Internet Marketing: Why Artists And Creatives Have an Unfair Advantage
Mark McGuinness of Wishful Thinking blog neatly explains how creatives can leverage their ability to create content to develop a fan base and make a living doing what they love.

Stock Your Creative Reservoir Before You Go Fishing for Ideas | SmartStorming
Emphasizes the importance of exposing oneself to a variety of words, images, experiences, and so on, in order to stimulate associational thinking, which is particularly useful when engaging in brainstorming activities.


  1. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for the link to my blog and your very kind words. I’m so glad you liked the post.


  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Liz Massey, Patrick Ross. Patrick Ross said: #creativity link round-up this week, great links from @lizmassey68: #art […]

  3. Many thanks for the shout-out, Liz!

    Always a fan,


  4. Thanks Liz! Have a great weekend.

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