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Unravelling the Truth With FOUND & Aidan Moffat

“Everything starts with the truth and goes somewhere else” Aidan Moffat  The Edinburgh-based FOUND Arts Collective have followed their brilliant (and BAFTA-winning) Cybraphon project with a new interactive sound installation called #unravel. They’ve collaborated with songwriter and storyteller extraordinaire Aidan Moffat, former frontman of Arab Strap and who recently collaborated with Bill Wells for the […]

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Inspiration Injection: Your 5 a Day for Jan 3rd 2012

I find a lot of great stuff online but I’m not always sure how to best share it, in case I overload people with too much information (no doubt one of the biggest barriers to creativity and productivity in this ‘always online’ era). In his book ‘The Information Diet’, a Case for Conscious Consumption‘, Clay […]

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How to Make 2012 a HAPPIER New Year (video)

Every New Year’s Eve at midnight we wish each other Happy New Year, but how much do we really do to help make it a happier year than the one before? In the run up to January I’ve already discussed simple goal setting as a way to ensure you don’t drop your New Year’s resolutions […]

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Get Some Perspective

Always helps…   (time-lapse footage taken from the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night)

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Random Acts of Creativity

I went out last night to see friends off on an epic trip round the world (they only return next July, lucky swines!). Another friend who was there found a picture frame in the toilet and insisted we all get our photos taken with it. In the toilet. The other blokes who were using the […]

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Would you take a pill to jump-start your creativity?

I was honoured that top Scottish blog Bella Caledonia recently described this blog as ‘ever-helpful’ and added generously that it “clears all writers’ blocks”. Whilst regular practices like the morning pages really do help with creative problems of all kinds, I have to admit that being blocked still happens to me sometimes – and the […]

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Too Much Information? Creative Catch-Up Summer Special

During Summer I think most of us naturally want to feel a bit lighter on our feet, to get out and about (if the weather is willing) and explore, and have fun (yes such a thing does exist apparently). Which is why I think a lot of people are re-examining their social media, email and […]

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Creative Catch Up – May 2011

Hi, I’m back – successfully married and honeymooned, and despite a two day delay returning due to Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud, feeling pretty refreshed and ready for the rest of the year. Our wedding day was absolutely fantastic, and really surpassed all of our expectations in terms of how much fun it was and how […]

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Creative Catch Up – April

I’m writing this post at an Edinburgh blogger’s meet up at Sofi’s bar in Leith organised by Georgia of IdeaSpotting. It’s an attempt to be sociable *and* get some blogging done, so I’m interested to see if it’s possible to do both at the same time! Mainly because I’ve not been very good at making […]

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Creative Types Catch Up

Hello! No, I haven’t forgotten you, I’ve just been a bit disorganised recently. Firstly, thanks very much to Elizabeth and Paul for sharing their creative work on Facebook as part of Share Your Wares Sunday. Now I know full well that a lot more of you are doing good stuff (hint – blog posts count […]