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Let's get honest... This website may be for you (or not).

Do you value learning, doing, making, curiosity, art, life, making a difference, and doing the generous thing?

If you said yes, perhaps, For the Maker Mind is the community you're looking for.

Here's the scoop...

What is this all about?

For the Maker Mind does three primary things:

  1. A free weekly(ish) newsletter with ideas, links, and inspiration to create better art, and cultivate a better life. Subscribe here.
  2. This blog/website features a curated collection of ideas, personal essays, quotes, and other interesting links for making better art, doing better work, and growing into better humans.
  3. A podcast (The Prolific Creator) where I interview some of the most prolific creators, makers, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs on the planet. Take a listen here.

Why is your website called For the Maker Mind?

There are two types of people in the world. Those who believe creativity is for all, and those who believe creativity is for a select few. I created this website for the first group.

This quote from Dorothy Sayers also captures the essence of my work:

"Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something."

Who is behind For the Maker Mind?

Ryan J. Pelton (more details). I'm a writer, maker, teacher, and a guy obsessed with curiosity, creativity, learning, and helping others in any way I can.

Can I suggest an idea for the newsletter, blog, or suggest a guest for the podcast?

Yes, please email me.

Yes, please email me.

One more thing about For the Maker Mind

Many years ago, I read a book called The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers. I can't say it any more direct; it changed my life. Dorothy Sayers argues creativity is not a luxury item for a select few. Rather, the entire universe is built around making and creativity because we are stampd by a Divine Maker.

If this is true... making, creativity, art, and work are not things we do when we have a few extra minutes on the weekend. Without actively making things we become less than human.

Let me quote Sayers again:

"Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something."

My work, and this community, are built on helping each other become truly ourselves...