The Source of Creativity by Emily Lewin

designI love finding resources and learning new ideas! One of my favorite topics to learn about is creativity - how do other people think about creativity and what do they do to access and express it? Here at Bright Ideas we believe that God is the Ultimate Creator and that He loves to share His creativity with you so much that he actually made it an inherent part of who you are as a human. With that as our core belief we also love to find new places of inspiration and ways to grow our creativity beyond what we currently experience. One of our favorite sources of inspiration are TED Talks and we've shared several with you in past blog posts. TED talks are short talks on a variety of subjects ranging between Technology Education and Design. Many many amazing experts in every imaginable field have shared on the TED stage (it's a secret dream of ours to one day speak there too!). In addition to TED talks, NPR has a really great podcast called the TED Radio Hour which takes a topic and combines interviews of speakers with clips of their TED talks from a variety of talks around that singular topic. A few weeks ago a friend sent me a TED Radio Hour called The Source of Creativity, it walks through several different talks with a variety of artists who come from very different fields and schools of thought. I found the conversation to be fascinating and I wanted to share it with you all! If you click here you can either listen to the full episode or choose which section you want to hear. They also link to the associated TED talk if you want to learn more.

I'd love to hear what your favorite resources are, and if you're a TED fan, your favorite talks! Feel free to share in the comments.


Emily is a creative entrepreneur, born in the South, raised in Colorado, and loving life in Brooklyn, NY. As the co-founder of Bright Ideas she spends her time doing freelance photography, writing blog posts, drinking black coffee, experimentally cooking, laughing, playing minimalist puzzle games on her iphone, exploring NYC, and working a lot of odd jobs. You can follow Emily’s adventures on Instagram or Twitter, see what inspires her on Pinterest, check out her photography on Facebook, or read more of her posts here.