Inspiration is the springboard for creativity. Inspired people view themselves as more creative and show actual increases in self-ratings of creativity over time. Patent-holding inventors report being inspired more frequently and intensely than non-patent holders, and the higher the frequency of inspiration, the higher the number of patents held. Being in a state of inspiration Read More

Write, write, write!

A Writing Project The StorySlime SnailFarm Creative Writing Project is designed for 9-12 year old children with the intention to support them to develop their creative muscles and writing skills. Every other month a new ‘Beginning’ is offered, while the background as well as the information on the Characters is extended, based on the stories Read More

How to encourage your school-age child’s creative play

Creative play helps with learning and development, by letting children engage in problem-solving where there are no set or ‘right’ answers. With creative activity, the process is more important than the product. *** It’s important to let your child enjoy the process of creating. Perseverance is a good quality to nurture, so encourage your child Read More


“Inspiration has three main qualities. Pyschologists Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot have noted these core aspects of inspiration: evocation, transcendence, and approach motivation. Inspiration is evoked spontaneously without intention. People are usually inspired by something, whether it’s an inspiring role model, teacher, or subject matter. Which is all the more reason why we Read More

Hephaestus and How Brokenness Contributes to Creativity

“… The most defining characteristic of Hephaestus, other than his creativity, is his lameness. He is the only one of the Pantheon who is not physically perfect, yet he is still included among the twelve, despite the Greek’s revulsion for the ugly and lame. Why is this? It is no accident that he represents fire, Read More

Art that craves your attention

In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception — and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted. Read More

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