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A Reflection on Creativity in 2016

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. ~Thomas Merton 2016 has been a year of losses, particularly in the arts world – David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and so many … 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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Picture Books about Obstacles on the Creative Path

“Transformation of any kind always exacts a holy tussle. The newborn butterfly struggles to open its wings so it can conjure up the strength to fly. So, too, with artists, inventors, mystics, and entrepreneurs.” ~ Tama Kieves After writing the … Continue reading

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Am I an Artist?

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” ~ Carl Jung While organizing my collection of assorted art materials, … Continue reading

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Toys and Creative Thinking

“To a child, often the box a toy came in is more appealing than the toy itself.” ~ Allen Klein November presented a lot of challenges for me.  My blog was hacked and it took time (and the kindness of … Continue reading

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Taking Creative Risks

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin A while back, when I was making the decision to take a leave from … Continue reading

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The Five Senses and Creative Inspiration

“For the child . . . it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile … Continue reading

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Resolving to be More Creative!

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” … Continue reading

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Just Sing!

A great way to feel inspired is to recall positive experiences from childhood that you connect with creative things you did.  When I was young I loved music – listening to it, singing along, making up little melodies.  I had a small … Continue reading

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Drawing Conclusions

Today I did something that I don’t normally do.  I drew.  That’s right.  I drew.  Played with pastels, really.  Threw in a little bit of sponge painting.  Then glued some shiny stuff on too!  And you know what?  I HAD FUN!  I have … Continue reading

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