Welcome to the December 11, 2011 edition of The Carnival of Creativity. Click through and leave some love in the comments.

The Creative Mindset

Adriene (AD) Joyce presents What is the True Nature of Inspiration? posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World. She asks the question, “How much more productive could we be if we actively sought inspiration instead of letting it come to us?”

John Stone presents Finding a Purpose posted at STONES ART. Thought provoking article. Be sure to read all the way to the end for a sweet surprise story-within-a-story about the picture at the top of the article.

On my author blog, I share a post about priorities and Unanticipated Consequences and ask the question, what keeps you writing?

Resources/Tools

I love the guys at Writing Excuses. Their second podcast from back in 2008 is all about blending the familiar with something new and original to come up with a unique setting for your story.

image23 presents Photoshop #1 ~ Textured backgrounds and fake flowers posted at image23. There is a content warning on this site, but don’t let that stop you from clicking through. There is nothing untoward in this post.

The Business of Creativity

SpiKe presents The ‘Someday’ Disease: Five Cures For Procrastination posted at Organize IT. Excellent information. I’m bookmarking this one.

JBY presents The Fear of Not Being Good Enough posted at Blogging Your Passion, saying, “Have you ever faced the fear of not being good enough? Feelings of inadequacy and rejection can immobilize us and creep up in our lives without us even knowing it. The fear of not being good enough might be the very reason you are still sitting on the sidelines in life.”

David Leonhardt presents So you want to be a freelance writer? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog. David shares a podcast with Miranda Marquit about the business of freelance writing and what it takes to become a freelance writer.

David Peters presents Stock Photography Tips – Where To Sell Your Photos Online posted at Turn Your Photos Into Cash, saying, “Real people photos are very popular too, especially models so spend some time on reading over the chapter regarding copyright and then find as many Models as possible. Although we are supplying you with all of the basic materials and ideas to sell your photos online, you may find that a small investment will save you a lot of head scratching time and will also help you not to lose interest at an early stage and subsequently lose out on making some extra income through selling your photos online.”

Charm Dresses presents DESIGNING THE DREAM COMING TRUE posted at charmdresses.

Sharing Our Work

Ann Elise Monte responded to Prompt # 154: My Time of Day with this evocative descriptive scene at Coldfire Writer.

Vanessa Morgan presents Singing Christmas Cat posted at Avalon Cat Cartoons, my new favorite web cartoon.

Pamela Jorrick presents Search for Sasquatch posted at Blah, Blah, Blog, saying, “Here’s a bit of creativity my kids and some friends came up with. I love watching their inspirations come to life- it’s very entertaining.” It’s always great to see kids being encouraged in their creative pursuits. Thanks for sharing this, Pamela!

Mckay Stevens presents College Christmas | Classic Christmas Poem | ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A College Christmas posted at Vacancy.com, saying, “A twist on a way over used poem, but it still brought a smile to my face and took me back to the days of college. It was a fun Christmas flashback.”

Ella shares gorgeous photos from A day at the market posted at HOME & LANDSCAPE *design fix, and asks, “Where do you find your inspiration?”

Kat demonstrates how a lot of creativity can stretch a little money into something beautiful in What can Php 500 buy? posted at The Unstressed.

Abeach Cottage presents Beach Cottage Coastal Christmas Decor ~ Table Decorating with Centsational Girl posted at A Beach Cottage, saying, “Hello Beach Cottage lovelies…having a good day? You ready to get that December thing going on? Are you going Coastal Christmas Decor or Winter Wonderland this year?”

Creative People Paying it Forward

Maddy Han collected 50 Frugally Awesome Things to Do With Recycled Jeans and shares them with us at The Turtle Method. I spent so much time clicking through here that I almost didn’t get the carnival posted!

Spam of the Week

I ran into this particular web page incorrectly, remarkably, that is a great website. The site proprietor offers completed a great profession of putting it with each other, the information the following is actually as well as useful after i do evaluation. Now im going to save this world wide internet site to ensure that I can review inside the long term.

Thank you, dear spammer, for saving this world wide internet site. I’m sure it’s a tough job being an Internet hero, and I surely do appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to save my site. Just curious, does your job require a cape, or does the virtual nature of your work allow you to be a hero in your pajamas? I ask because it sounds like a great gig, but only if you can do it in your pajamas.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

5 Responses to The Carnival of Creativity – December 11, 2011

  1. Thank you for linking me :)
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  2. Rusty says:

    Great spam of the week – imagine if people actually talked that way… I didn’t know my brain could get tongue tied until I read that.

    I’ll have to look through my posts to see if I have something to submit to your next weeks carnival. I have a lens on rhyming that would fit but it is sorely in need of an update. :)

  3. kat says:

    Thanks for the feature, Liz!

    Oh, I get those spams,too. I have unwittingly approved some of them when I started blogging. I know better now.

    • Liz says:

      Hey, Kat. I know. They try to stroke your ego so that you’ll approve their spam. I wonder where they get their English translations. It’s hysterical really. Lately, I’m getting some that are just nonsense words, like someone is just typing random letters on their keyboard and then a link. That’s really weird.

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