We have to go beyond the confines of what we do and hunt out a diverse range of ideas, designs, words and images. To collect as many different dots so that one day in the future, connections are made, and something new emerges.
In December's Rooster Talk, Andrew Eberlin will offer an explanation of creativity and why we all have the potential to be creative. He will show you examples of where to go when you want to be inspired. How to borrow ideas, mix them up and make something new. He'll include pearls of wisdom from advertising, comedy, science, fashion, music, photography and a nun.
As the fashion designer Paul Smith said:
Inspiration is everywhere. It could be taking photographs through a viewfinder, which teaches you to look. It could be finding inspiration in texture, such as a rough wall next to a shiny door. It could be a Matisse painting, a movie, often it's an artist. It’s all there if you want it.
Or, as the nuclear scientist Ernest Rutherford said, "... we have no money, we shall have to think."
Andrew Eberlin started Brighter Side in 2006 and doubts the business would still be going if he hadn't maintained his curiosity in new ideas and technology. Brighter Side designs websites for independent businesses which balance creativity with results.
Join us in the Club Room at Glove Factory Studios for December's Rooster Talk. Free entry with coffee and pastries on the house from Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen.