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Be a stand out

I love, love this quote. Are you truly being yourself? At a deep, authentic and real level? Or do you try to fit in and not rock the boat and keep everyone happy. You know that’s not a worthy way to live, so have no fear of showing the world your inner light, your passion, …

Tips for brainstorming

Do you love brainstorming? I really do. There is something so satisfying about coming up with a list of ideas. They each represent possible solutions or options or whatever it is you are working on. To me that act of giving yourself possibilities is a source of creative empowerment. I have tons of notebooks with …

Priming yourself for creativity

What if you could get yourself ready to be creative in order to get more out of your creative time? You can! It’s called priming. Many people use this and it’s a great boost for your creativity. A simple example There was a little test made to show how this works. Two groups of people …

8 things I have learned about creativity

I’ve summed up a few important lessons I have learned doing creative work. Creativity is personal Creativity is both something we feel in our minds and hearts, and something we do with our bodies to express ourselves. What it means to be creative and do creative work is unique to every person and that is …

Evolution vs Revolution

Often we want change and growth to be immediate, to come in great leaps and bounds. And to come without struggle and without taking risks. If it doesn’t come right away we tend to give up or jump to the next thing or we look for the quick fix. I’m certainly guilty of some of …

Painting series

Hi all! I thought I would show more of my artwork. I’m a bird watcher, and I live in the woods where there are many birds out here.  They get food all year long, so there is a constant fluttering out here. It’s not surprising that they find their way into my paintings.  I made …

Creative Questions

When you work in your question journal, which I hope you have, be sure to look deeply into yourself and the world outside and write questions that are out of this world. Dare to ask rule-breaking questions.  Twist up the taboos.  Be playful, fun and outrageous!  Use your passions to explore what turns you on …

Building Creativity

As creatives, you are always looking to increase your pool of creativity to draw on. We can fill up that pool. It’s filling passively even as we live life, but we can fill it up faster if we are willing to put in some effort. But first, before I get to that, one aspect of …

Pushing Forward

I’ve made a few changes to this site and shifted some content elsewhere so I can focus on what this site will be. I’ll be writing articles about creativity and art as I have started, and I will add a smattering of resources to help anyone making a new creativity business or looking to improve …