Weekend Links 5.30.14

Weekend-Links-May
In honor of Artlux being back this weekend, here are not 6 but 9 links to pump you up to get more creative.  I certainly feel pumped myself coming up with so many ideas and working on them one step at a time.  Enjoy the weekend!

1.  YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ is the Navajo word for the Milky Way and the name of this short film about it – watch it in awe

2.  5 classic books that have inspired the realms from creativity to entrepreneurship (partial to The Power of Myth)

3.  Act on your passion with these creativity exercises

4.  Maya Angelou’s creative process – I like her style

5.  3 simple ways to foster creative thinking

6.  Take a break – you might get a eureka moment

7.  Ideo’s David Kelley talks about how to cultivate creativity in businesses

8.  No baby, if you’re going to create… – Bukowski on ideal conditions/myth of creativity (illustrated!)

9.  For those who have graduated, 10 Ted Talks with some great insight on what’s next

Editor’s Letter: May 2014

ELMay
Yes, it’s true.  After a two month hiatus Artlux is back!  The time away gave me much to reflect on and to think about what direction to take this space and endeavor in.  I’ve learned a lot about capacity, focus, and energy since the last post was made and then the moment came when it was time to bring it all back.  Before that I wanted to make sure what Artlux is doing was more defined.  So I determined that what it will focus on is creativity’s role in society, supporting others to be creative, and experimenting with creativity.  This is what will be a part of the next iteration of this space, including interviews, toolkits, tutorials, and other exciting things!

I’m currently working on the next update for the website and structure of Artlux, which will be ready by the end of June/early July.   In the meantime new content will be posted a few times a week until the regular rhythm is figured out.  That said, watch out for some weekend links later today for some great reads.

Till then,

April