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What’s Your Next Creative Move?

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If you are anything like me, there are a lot of creative projects on your want-to-do list. When you have a lot … Read the rest

Switch it up for a Creative Burst

Switch it up for a creative burst | The Nerd Nest

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Sometimes to keep your creativity going, all you need to do is make a slight change in your process. Switching it up … Read the rest

Organization Can Help You Be More Creative

Organization Can Help You Be More Creative | The Nerd Nest

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I am not the most organized person. In fact, I might even win the messiest house award when stacked against my friends … Read the rest

Avoid Creative Burnout | Make Just to Make Something

Avoid Creative Burnout | The Nerd Nest

A version of this content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in January 2015.

If you have made creativity part of your life, then burnout is bound to happen now and again. In fact, some of the things that help keep you creating on a regular basis, … Read the rest

Build on What You’ve Already Created

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A version of this content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in January 2015.

Right now, think about something you’ve done in the past that you can build upon. Maybe it’s a scarf you started knitting and didn’t finish. Perhaps it’s the graphic design skills you learned … Read the rest

Stay Creative Through Different Emotional States

Stay Creative Through Different Emotional States

This content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in July 2014.

Today I’m going to get a little personal with you.

I want to tell you that I (and you) can be creative no matter how you are feeling.

I’ve been working through some tough emotions lately. … Read the rest

Build Your Creative Confidence

Build Your Creative Confidence | The Nerd Nest

Putting your work out into the world is scary. Heck, just creating itself is scary. To get past the fear and onto creation, we need to BUILD CREATIVE CONFIDENCE.

But before you can have confidence in the creative work you’re doing and the ideas you have, you need to have … Read the rest

Mix the Old and the New

Mix Old and New | The Nerd Nest

Ideas don’t exist in a vacuum.

Let the past be your muse! You don’t have to reinvent the proverbial wheel- to get a creative jumpstart, start with an old idea and add a new one.

All of those original ideas and creative works you so admire? They were built on … Read the rest

Create, Don’t Collect

Create, Don't Collect | The Nerd Nest

This week, we’re going to create, not collect.

As a creative person, you might really have two creative ventures. The first might be your actual hobby or creative work (blogging, scrapbooking, painting, dance, creative writing, gardening, etc.). The second might be collecting for that hobby or creative work (buying supplies, … Read the rest

Let’s Get a Little Bit Creative

Let's Get a Little Bit Creative

This week, let’s take the time to be a LITTLE BIT creative.

Last week we talked about Creative Roadblocks, and I shared that one of the big things that stops me from being creative: time. I’ll bet you also have trouble with time. You might not have enough time … Read the rest