Creative Inspiration

At a recent TED Salon, a little factoid about New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff was revealed that I am absolutely, completely, totally head-over-heels in love with!

When Mankoff quit psychology school in 1997 to become a cartoonist, he submitted 2,000 cartoons to the New Yorker that year. Of them, 2,000 were rejected. Today, he is the magazine’s cartoon editor.

Talk about crazy inspiration overload. Hat tip to Maria Popova's exp.lore.com

Daily dose of creativity: Not all birds can sing

It's true - some birds have really bad voices and drive all the other birds bonkers with their crazy, off-pitch chirps. So why keep singing if it's so painful to the ear? Maybe they absolutely love doing it and don't care if they're good or not (or maybe they're completely tone deaf and can't tell the difference). Either way, allow yourself to do something for the pure enjoyment of it today...even if you suck at it! The creativity stage is not about being good or bad, right or wrong. It's about exploring the options and seeing where your imagination will take you. So let's get started: what's the silliest commentary you can think of for the birds in this cartoon?