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The black cloud of the creative block and 10 ways to beat it

It looms up on you without you even noticing. One day you’re typing/scribbling/arting away, the next you can barely lift your head under the weight of creative-sapping purple jellyfish, leaning on your shoulders and sucking ideas from your brain. And… read more...
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Taking criticism and not punching people

Days, weeks, months, or even years of hard labour have been poured out of your sweating soul and plastered into the thing that sits before you. Your creation, your baby, all polished up and ready to present to the world… read more...
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Drink coffee and create – free desktop wallpaper

It’s the morning. The cogs in your head are struggling to work through the fuzz of the night’s surreal dream adventures (what? who? you turned into a badger forced to bake cookies for a moustachioed tortoise? Of course, that read more...
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Inspiration – The first draft…

A little delayed over Easter, but today here’s another free desktop wallpaper for you, this time with a quote from Ernest Hemingway.   [quote type=”center”]The first draft of anything is shit.[/quote] I find it reassuring to remember this. It takes… read more...
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Inspiration – Mistakes…

It’s Friday again, and time for another inspirational quote.   [quote type=”center”]Mistakes are the portals of discovery.[/quote] Sometimes, making mistakes gives us the freedom to find out or create something new (which is lucky for people like me!). This quote… read more...
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