Travel and creativity

Cusco Painting - creativity and travel

How to combine travel and creativity Travel and creativity make good partners, but often in surprising ways. We previously looked at how to use small trips, neighborhood jaunts really, to hunt for materials for two types of creative projects. One was making small sculptures. The other was making bottle openers. The intent was to help you come up with your own approach to combining travel and creativity by…

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Make something from your trip: Part 1

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Combine travel and creativity to make something from your trip Travel and creativity make such a powerful team, they should have their own Netflix series. Travel helps you pay better attention, gets you out of ruts and generates ideas you’d never consider at home. But at this time when we can’t travel, does that mean that your creativity has to suffer as well, locked down and quarantined? Not…

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Taking shortcuts: Guess who gets cheated most?

Taking shortcuts: sketching in Lijiang

I’m a big fan of shortcuts. They save you time and energy. They demonstrate your ingenuity. (You, after all, found a faster way to get something done. Clever you.) They free you up for more important or interesting activities. I love shortcuts. When they work. Which, I’m finding out, isn’t as often as I thought. I had a recent reminder of this when I was in China a…

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