Category Archives: Exploring Creativity

Thoughts on supporting the creativity of adults and children

Sweet Dreams, Little Animals

“But I do feel a little teeny right now that I’m just about ready to start, and winter is entering.  Half past autumn has arrived.” ~ Gordon Parks Since the school year started, I have become really intrigued with engaging … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Artist Girl

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ e.e. cummings When school came to an end a boy in my class gave me a beautiful framed message … Continue reading

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Creativity and Wellness

“All art forms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living.”  ~ Bertolt Brecht In February I attended a workshop on the Arts, Creativity and Wellness, which was very timely given the current focus … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Young Children

“I think storytelling is all about children.  We human beings love to hear stories being told – and it first happens when you’re a kid.” ~ David Chase This month, kindergarten children at my school participated in a special program … Continue reading

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On Being a Workshop Presenter

“We learn from trying new things. We learn from other artists as well. In workshops I like to start by saying that I plan to learn from the students while they learn from me.”  ~ Robert Bissett On March 7, … Continue reading

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Sometimes it Just Takes One

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”  ~ Albert Einstein A while back I read One by Kathryn Otoshi to the children in my class.  This is truly one of my favourite … Continue reading

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An Arts Curriculum in Forty Minutes

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives” – William A. Foster These past few months I have had forty … Continue reading

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The Power of Professional Development

“A Great Teacher is like a fountain; she draws from the still deep waters of personal growth and professional knowledge to serve others from her abundant overflow.” ~ Wynn Godbold Today I delivered my workshop, Musical Links to Literacy, to … Continue reading

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Regaining a Sense of Wonder

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” ~ Walt Streightiff Earlier this year I agreed to participate in a friend’s Reiki course, as the subject of a distance healing … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts (and Bubbles of Happiness)

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective.  You don’t have control over your situation.  But you have a choice about how you view it.” ~ Chris Pine For those of you who follow my blog, perhaps you noticed … Continue reading

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