Category Archives: Exploring Creativity

Thoughts on supporting the creativity of adults and children

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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Introducing Young Children to Great Art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”  ~Pablo Picasso In recent weeks, the four and five-year olds in my class have been getting acquainted with the art of Pablo Picasso … Continue reading

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