A small update from us this week as we’re still making developments on what was mentioned in the previous business update.
Kind Art has covered a lot of ground with Microsoft and has begun to utilise the BizSpark services. As part of our development, Kind Art is now able to provide hosting to our clients.
This is great news as it assists us in centralising all our services and therefore streamlines the overall experience for the client. It also means that we’re now able to bundle packages and provide affordable prices on web design/web development.
The Kind Art social media networks are doing very well with Facebook having over 3000 likes, Twitter 1200 followers and our newest platform Instagram approaching 100 followers (currently at 85). We really appreciate all the help we’ve had so far so we’ve decided to run our first competition! Read More
The idiom seeing is believing originated from around 1639, mainly associated with religion, which I won’t be getting into. The proverb means ‘you need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs.’ which has a similar meaning to the proverb if it is used as an idiom ‘only physical or concrete evidence is convincing’.
This posts is being written to relate the idiom to our creative ideas and what we are able to gain from seeing what we can produce. So, how much does the idiom associate with out creativity?
Remember the days when your friend/s used to copy you? Your hairstyle, clothes, shoes be even music. Or maybe you were that friend who copied everything they did.
We’d often refer to someone who does this as a copycat, and according to the Oxford dictionary it is defined as, “a person who copies another’s behaviour, dress or ideas.”
In the world we live in today it is hard to say whether all ideas are original. Let’s take music for example, beats/instrumentals have been cut and sampled for many years. I know this because, I have my dad harking down my ear about the music I listen to and how it was originated from music he listened to.
It’s imperative for a creative mind to understand the importance of asking questions. Asking questions opens up new ideas, it takes us down new paths that we may have never envisioned before, and the right questions will determine whether such a endeavour is worth the time and effort.
If you find yourself with answers that do not lead onto more questions, you’ve reached a stalemate.
Ending up in a place where there are no more questions is a very dangerous place for a creative. If this is case, as creatives it means that we’re not using our minds as strongly as we usually would, or that the current path may be running dry and doesn’t have as many creative possibilities as we initially thought.
“If you don’t have any more questions for what you’re doing, that doesn’t mean you’ve arrived at an end point. It means you aren’t looking in the right places.” – Tanner Christensen
So what can you do when something like this happens? Read More
Technology is everywhere, used every day and a huge amount of those using it believe it or not, are children. They use it so much that they’re becoming more advanced in using devices than some of the older generation.
It’s worth nothing that social skills have decreased due to individuals wanting to spend more time inside on the internet or watching TV, rather than interacting with their friends, family and/or colleagues. This raises the question of whether technology helps or hinders our ability to be creative. Some say it does and some say it doesn’t, but what is the real answer?
Is technology a friend or foe?
It’s been nearly 5 months since the last blog post…
Even with no official update, the views for the site have not decreased. The support on our social media sites is consistent and we’ve received emails of encouragement to continue producing content. So thank you for staying engaged and a massive thanks to those who have contacted us with encouragement and interest.
A lot has happened in the past 5 months, and it’s all good reasons as to why we’ve not been updating the blog.
Brainstorming helps with solving problems, coming up with ideas and just a way to get things from your mind to paper. It can be done with just yourself or you can indulge in group discussions to gain more ideas in a small amount of time. There are many ways you can brainstorm. For the time being, here are five ways you can brainstorm creatively:
1. Mind Mapping
A very visual way for you to be able to capture your thoughts and ideas. Mind mapping will allow you to plan things, remember things more easily and is useful to write general notes. You can use it for your exams, organization, planning parties, events, conferences and much more. When starting a mind map, consider using bright colours that will attract your brain to recall what is written down, you can also use pictures in place of words. As we do tend to remember imagery more than words.
Mind mapping is claimed to be invented by Anthony “Tony” Buzan. He has developed a mind mapping software called iMindMap8, the software also allows you to brainstorm your ideas as well as presenting a template of a mind map. I’ve not looked at it yet, but it’s worth checking it out.
Not knowing an answer to a question or the outcome of what we are about to get ourselves into can be a scary feeling. On a day to day basis we are often put through trials and tribulations and the decision is up to us on whether we learn from it or let it hold us back.
There are three main factors, that I believe can have an effect on you progressing with anything in life. The words included in these factors are associated with feelings or emotions. Regardless of if they have different meanings they all have the ability to hold us back. Read More