Clearly, you can join our Patreon at any time. If at some point you decide our penguins are worth it or you enjoy what I’m writing, you can simply head on over to the Patreon page and put up however much you think it’s worth to you to get creativity articles, penguins photos and more while supporting our ability to create. Whether it’s $1 or $500 or more, your pledge amount, when you decide to give it, doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you’re voting for more positivity, more love and more kindness. That’s what we’re trying to put out into the world.
However, the offer on the table right now does expire on
July 31, 2019. For every 5 people that join before the end of July, I will
write an additional creativity article. We have one scheduled for August 14th
about the Popeye movie, criticism and creativity. Our penguin photo of the
month has been chosen and will be released on August 22. Our Patreon
Anniversary is on Aug 12! So, it’ll be a big month for us, and you can make it
Our penguins are watching the clock. Come join the fun as we explore the finest thing in life: creating. We look forward to moving forward together.
P.S. Did you spot the Easter eggs in the countdown photos?
If you want better problem-solving skills, interesting articles to read, and photos of stuffed penguins, join us at our Patreon. For every five people that join before July 31, 2019, I’ll write an additional creativity article exclusive for our Patreon members.
From finger painting and playing music to building something in your shop and crocheting, creating something helps you relax and feel better about your life. It’s the active participation in creation that unleashes your ability to tap into the flow and get in the zone. While Maslow places creativity at the top of his hierarchy for self-actualization, creativity can be found at every level human existence. Even people in the direst situations have a desire to create. When your daily life gets to be too much for you, taking some time to get into an area that allows you to engage your whole brain will improve your mood, especially if you eliminate the expectations and just go for it.
If you want to be more creative, you can order books on creativity principles (Disneyland Is Creativity, The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity, and Penguinate! Essays and Short Stories). You can sign up for our email list, and you can join our Patreon. We’re dedicated to helping people achieve greater creativity in life. It starts with us and flows out to you.
Three days left for anyone who wants to know how many creativity articles I can write in August. For every 5 people that join our Patreon by July 31, I will write an additional, exclusive creativity article. Bring your friends, take a group photo and sign up for our Patreon. You’ll also get a Penguin photo and some cool stuff depending on the level you join at.
Creativity is the only way that we can advance in our life,
as a culture and as a species. Creating is at the core of who we are. Being
more creative will free you up to be more of who you are. At our Patreon, we
discuss creativity principles and bring them together for good. We look forward
to having you join us to become more creative.
We already have “’Popeye’ criticism and Creativity” lined up
for release on August 14. The Penguin photo should be released on August 22.
And don’t tell anyone, but August 18 is our Patreon anniversary! While three is
the magic number for how many days are left. Five is the magic number for extra
creativity articles. What would you do if you were more creative? Let’s find
Teamwork makes the dream work! By joining our Patreon before July 31, you’ll be pushing me to write more about creative. For a limited time (the next 7 days), I will write an additional article on creativity for every 5 people that join our Patreon.
The creative process is often more collaborative than is
portrayed in the stories we’ve been told. Even if someone creates something in
a studio with no one else around, that person has interacted with others who
have shaped him or her. The idea came from somewhere. What Isaac Newton said
about science (a concept traced back to Bernard of Chartres) is just as true
for art: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
As part of our team, you are allowing Jenya and I to be more creative and to create more – books, stories and penguins. You will also be getting articles about becoming more creative. The Secrets of Creativity series on Patreon is for Patrons only. There are supplements to the series on my blog.
If you join at the $5 level, you even get to ask any question you want about the creativity process, what it takes to be more creative, and how penguins jump so high out of the water (or whatever other topic comes to mind). One article is already waiting to published August 14! Join now, bring your friends, and let’s get dangerous… creatively speaking.
CBS’ “Salvation” illustrates the problem of a countdown. When a show has a significant, world-ending event on the calendar, it can only end poorly. The asteroid is coming and for two seasons of “Salvation” the main thrust of action comes from the reaction of people to the asteroid and the ineffectual efforts of the government, a rogue hacker organization and a genius billionaire to divert the asteroid from its course. There are plenty of amazing, thought-provoking episodes, especially in the first season. And then there are the dumb actions, mostly in the second season.
By the penultimate episode, none of that matters. Humans are
doomed by the incoming asteroid. Old rich and evil people have made off with
the show’s namesake spaceship/lifeboat for humanity and there’s nothing left to
do but tie up loose ends, except “Salvation” is a TV show and needed a way to
continue if it were picked up for a third season. (It wasn’t.) That’s when the
writers decided it wasn’t an asteroid.
If you’re writing a series with an asteroid and you’ve built
it up to the point of impact, you either need to end it with a bang or with the
success of people over nature. In this case, “Salvation” decided to offer a
vote of no winner and scuttle everything it had built up to the last episode,
which was unfortunate because they could’ve gone out with a bang.