Mysterious, magical, and often elusive, creativity’s value is priceless. This page is dedicated to curating articles and resources about creativity.

I’ll start off with a couple of resources here on this site: sketchnotes of a video of a John Cleese lecture about creativity (sadly the video doesn’t seem to be online anymore, and sketchnotes from a great little book entitled “A Technique for Producing Ideas.”

John-Cleese-Creativity-640Sketchnotes – John Cleese on Creativity

I came across a video of the legendary John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, giving a lecture on creativity. Most of us would agree that creativity is a good thing. So, I thought it would be worthwhile to make some sketchnotes of the lecture.



Sketchnotes-technique-for-producing-ideas-640Sketchnotes – A Technique for Producing Ideas

Sketchnotes from a great little book originally published in 1965 called A Technique for Producing Ideas. It’s a nice, concise little book that you can easily get through in a very short time, with a fairly simple process that I thought would be perfect for capturing in a sketchnote.


PBS Video: How to Be Creative

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative
Brain Picking’s Coverage of the John Cleese Lecture on Creativity

John Cleese on the Origin of Creativity
Reprise of Cleese’s creativity talk at at the 2009 Creativity World Forum

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

The Science of Great Ideas – How to Train Your Creative Brain

How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity

10 Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity

It’s Not ‘Mess.’ It’s Creativity.

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

How Drinking Makes You More Creative

Newt/Judge Experiment: does alcohol improve ideas?

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

How Creativity Works: Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Comes From