The Life Creative

The Hardest Moments are our Greatest Achievements

An episode of The Life Creative

By Peter Witham
Discussing a life of creativity. Everything from Photography and Software Development to Blogging and Crafting. I offer suggestions to get the most from your creative life.
Available on 10 platforms
Mid Week Minute of Creativity: Teach Someone Something
This week it is a mini challenge. I want you to see how well you know something, you may think that's easy. Try teaching it to someone, it does not have to be anything massive, just try to convey your knowledge in a way that helps someone else.
February 14, 2019
Mid Week Minute of Creativity: Choices
This week I want you to think about the choices you make when creating.
February 7, 2019
Midweek minute of creativity
How to bring back that spark.
January 31, 2019
Mid week minute: Appreciate your skills and talents.
Take 5 minutes today to stop and appreciate what you can do and how it makes you feel.
January 23, 2019
Embrace Negative Reviews
Nobody likes to hear bad things said about their work. But I see this as an opportunity to turn them in to something positive and learn from them by asking why someone does not like it.
January 22, 2019
2019 is upon us
With 2019 starting I thought we’d catch up a little and I’d lay out some plans and thoughts for what I’d like to do this year
January 15, 2019
Take time out to recharge
It is important to take time out to recharge our creative batteries. We spend all year running down our creative energy and that needs replacing.
December 29, 2018
Forget perfection
Forget perfection, it is a moving target that is a waste of time. Here's why.
December 19, 2018
The Hardest Moments are our Greatest Achievements
We all have those moments that we think we took on more than we can handle. That realization that we just do not know how to solve the problem and want to give up. DON'T! That is the moment of our greatest achievement.
December 12, 2018
Don't trash yourself for bigger numbers
Making trash just to get a big audience is wrong.
December 7, 2018
Inspiration and creative expansion by studying the work of others.
One way you can expand your creative skills and understanding is by studying works that inspire you, you can take this a step further by trying to recreate those inspiring works.
December 5, 2018
The Negative Why
Face head on those things you avoid. But first ask why you avoid them.
November 17, 2018
Prioritize to free yourself to be creative.
Prioritization is a great way to remove things from your brain that block you from being creative.
September 15, 2018
10 Things Destroying Your Productivity. Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of my 10 things destroying your priductivity and creativity. You can find part 1 here
August 31, 2018
10 Things Destroying Your Productivity. Part 1 of 2
I wrote a blog post recently that listed ten things killing productivity. The same applies for creativity. In this first part I talk about five of them, part two will be the remaining five. You can find the blog post at
August 22, 2018
New and Old Design. Wins and Whines!
As designs change over time, there are those that make creating easier and those that make it harder. Here's one of each.
July 9, 2018
The Problem of Over Learning
Learning is great, but do you actually practice what you learn or do you just keep learning? Practice is an important part of learning.
July 6, 2018
Do not apologize for your art!
You should not feel like you need to apologize for your art when someone does not like it. Some thoughts.
July 3, 2018
Step up and Just Do It
This is me trying something new. This is the audio track to a video podcast that I decided to do. That’s what this episode is about, stepping up and just doing it. Put quality second to actually getting something done and out in to the World. Video version here
June 25, 2018
New Hardware is Not The Answer
We all do it, we think getting something new will solve our creative rut or problem. Time for some tough love on ourselves.
May 11, 2018
Is it OK to let software solve your problems?
Some thoughts on whether letting automation is good or bad for creativity. I'm not spoiling it by answering here, you'll just have to listen!
May 7, 2018
Respect the burnout
Creative burnout is a real thing.
April 18, 2018
Draw the line and ship it
Stop picking at it and ship it.
April 4, 2018
Sound Passionate About Your Creative Pursuits.
You love creating and are passionate about your work. But does that come across to others?
April 2, 2018
Social Media as a support or burden?
The benefits and cost of social media. Is it worth the sacrifice?
March 30, 2018
Starting season 2 very soon
New discussions and ideas on leading a creative life and in 2018, coming soon.
February 26, 2018
The importance of communities
How community helps feed creativity
November 21, 2017
Believe in you
Without self belief, we are lost.
October 31, 2017
The Power of Self Motivation
This week I took a staycation and produced a massive amount of creative content.
October 21, 2017
Hidden Creative Block
Creative block can sometimes be caused by the decisions and patterns we create.
October 17, 2017
Creativity can open options.
Allow your creativity to present new opportunities.
October 5, 2017
Enjoy The Medium
Take time to appreciate and explore your medium of choice when creating.
September 26, 2017
The Multitasking Myth
Why Multitasking is not as good for you as you might think.
September 14, 2017
Expanding Skills
Expanding Skills Through Restriction, set yourself some temporary limitations to really fine tune those skills.
September 13, 2017
Share your love of creativity
It is important to appreciate other artists, so be sure to tell them with these ideas.
September 9, 2017
Creative Journaling
A couple of ideas to keep those journals interesting.
September 4, 2017
My iPad Creative Writing
I wrote up this week my creative writing process for blogging on the iPad Pro.
September 2, 2017
Backup offsite to prevent lose
Tragedy can strike at any time, protect what memories you can now. It is all to easy to leave it until it is too late.
August 31, 2017
Eclipsed by the moment
Sometimes we should just live in the moment and appreciate it rather than try and capture it.
August 22, 2017
Inspired by print
A new print inspires new works.
August 19, 2017
Community for creativity
Community for creativity
August 15, 2017
Always review old work.
Always review old work with a new viewpoint.
August 14, 2017
When should you create?
Knowing when to create is a personal answer, some thoughts on how to find the answer for you.
August 10, 2017
How I live a creative life.
My Creative Life by Example
August 9, 2017
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