Posted by: Liz Massey | February 9, 2011

Surf’s Up, Condensed: Top Creativity Links for February 9, 2011

Photo courtesy of SXC.

Creativity Tips: 18 Ideas for Your Next Snow Day

Jan Sokoloff Harness, author of Creative Instigation blog, discusses inventive ways to spend your indoor time during the next “snowpocalypse.”

The Brain Learns Creatively When Arts Are in the Picture | The Whole Child Blog

Judy Willis, an expert on learning-centered brain research and classroom strategies, gives a succinct summary of current research into the contribution of the arts in education to brain development and the development of creative thinking.

How to Foster Innovation Through Diverse Workgroups

Eric Markowitz, writing on, reports on studies from UT-Austin that demonstrate that openly expressed diversity can assist creativity in the work place, and also interviews industry experts on how to truly make diversity work at work.

10 Ways to Boost Creativity | BNET

Steve Tobak, a consultant, writer, and former senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, makes 10 very simple suggestions to help readers get their work-related creativity fired up again.

Cracking Open TED Books: Brilliant Ideas in Single Serving Size | Fast Company

TED is taking its “Ideas Worth Spreading” video presentations a step further with TED Books, an imprint of short nonfiction e-books available for the Kindle and Kindle Reader through Amazon’s new line of Kindle Singles books.

Overcoming the Stigma of the ‘Starving Artist’ | The Artist’s Road

Patrick Ross, who has taken a cross-country trip to interview artists across the United States, discusses his video interview with painter/photographer Amy Buchheit, and the winding path that she and other artists have taken to pursue their creative passion full-time. Ross’ interview with Buchheit is also embedded in the post.


  1. Hi Liz, thanks so much for including me in your links roundup! 🙂

  2. @Patrick: My pleasure. You have a GREAT BLOG!!!

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Liz Massey, AmyBuchheit. AmyBuchheit said: Patrick Ross' article about me ("Overcoming the Stigma of the Starving Artist") is listed in this "Top Creativity… […]

  4. Thank you for including me in the list! I really appreciate it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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