Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

New Subcultures

Tonight’s the night. I’m going to roller derby. I parked, locked my car, fearing for both myself and my car’s safety. “This might be the last time we see each other, old fellow.” My friend convinced me to patronize a roller derby event on a shady side of town with him. If you’re unfamiliar with…

Mystery Sequence

I love thought-provoking puzzles. I ran across this puzzle while watching The Oxford Murders (one of the few Elijah Wood movies I wouldn’t recommend). Try to figure out the next symbol in the sequence below. Based on the previous 3, the green box has only one symbol that continues the sequence. What is it? Got…

The Humor Formula

Want to be funny? Unless you’re Dane Cook’s mother I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t. I ran across a formula for humor a few years back which has continually proven itself true. Since then, I’ve seen everything that makes me chuckle, giggle, or Smomn abides by this formula. So let’s get straight to it.

Phantom Colors

I never thought weaving could be so beautiful. That is until I saw this art from  UT Dallas student, Gabriel Dawe. Gabriel works with colorful thread and textiles to create large pieces of art. They almost look like colored light shining through a foggy room. Let Gabriel’s work both mystify and inspire you.

Take People on a Journey

Lord of the Rings. Indiana Jones. Star Wars. All epics. All awesome. There’s something about a treacherous journey that reaches deep inside us. Perhaps we all feel life is an epic journey. Regardless of psychology and philosophy, journeys spark our imagination. You can use this concept to make your creativity come alive. You can take…

Season Your Space

The holidays are over. If you’re like me, you let out an internal sigh. Sometimes the stress of the holiday times can drive you bonkers. Rabid shoppers, avid honkers, psycho drivers, layoffs and fires…it’s enough to make you curse December. We fail to enjoy what should be a magical season. So this year I’m taking it…

Shadows and Projections

I’m not sure I understand the artsiness of this…but it amazes me. It’s from a Ted Talk…here’s what they have to say: “Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen,…

Unlikely Disguises

Want to make a lasting impact on someone? Disguise you’re creativity as something else. “What do you mean,” you ask? Take this wonderful example of an unlikely disguise by Art Lebedev Studio. It’s packaging for a fragrance called Levelus. Can you figure out who this particular product is aimed at?