Creativity Month At Atelier Doré

There are 2 handful of websites I regularly read to inspire, entertain, encourage and inform myself. One of them is Atelier Doré. Originally, this was the blog of Garance Doré, an illustrator and photographer from Corsica. I’ve been reading her blog since almost 8 years now; back then she was still based in Paris. Now after a couple of years in New York, she lives in Los Angeles.

Each month they explore a new topic and for April 2019 it was CREATIVITY. Yeah! They made me totally happy. I have picked a couple of their articles and blogs from last month and list them below with some comments for you to review, to enjoy, to share with some more creativity thirsty friends out there.

LEARN FROM A CEO OF AN ONLINE MARKETPLACE COMPRISED OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

  • This interview with Mariam Naficy is about her minimalistic home near San Francisco, her collaboration projects and about falling in love with a piece of art.

Mariam Naficy, CEO of Minted

Mariam Naficy, CEO of Minted

LISTEN TO HOW OTHERS TURNED A CREATIVE PASSION INTO A BUSINESS

  • This podcast (1 hour 20 mins long) is a lovely conversation of 4 women who talk about how they started their businesses. It’s always encouraging to hear the story of others and their way to sitting on that couch and say, yes I’m leading a business, it all started with a passion or hobby, and yes it takes years to get here. What do we learn from that? Have patience and persistence!

HOW TO MAKE A LIVING FROM YOUR CREATIVITY?

  • Similar to the podcast these 5 stories give you an insight of how others found their way to turn a passion and their creativity into a job, career or business. As I mentioned earlier already, there is nothing more empowering than reading such stories.

WHEN DO WE FEEL MOST CREATIVE?

  • Read these 7 statements from designers about when they feel the most inspired, creatively recharged and maybe become more aware of when you can zone out the best as well!