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Creativity Check-In: Creative Purpose, Part 1 (plus a challenge!)

Hi Creatives, A few weeks ago, the vibrant Tim Ringgold posed a question on his Facebook page that has been rolling around in my mind ever since. I am so thankful that he posted this question, and (unsuspectingly) offered me the opportunity to work on this for myself. He asked: Do we ever invent or create anything without purpose? Yes or No and why? Oof. I think I actually blinked a few times and read it …

Grow: Plant new seeds

Hi Creatives! I can’t being to tell you how amazing it feels to be writing this post for you. 2016 brought a new season for me that was full of starting and stopping, waiting and watching, and saying goodbye. On the inside of my creative brain, this combination formed a big, fat case of writers block! My creative brain hates being denied access to its most favorite playground, so it’s been an incredible challenge to …

Creativity Check-In: New year, new tools

  Happy New Year, Creatives! In true fashion, my new year came in with a celebratory bang, and I hope yours did as well. After spending the day reflecting on the previous year, I started looking forward. And that’s when I couldn’t look past the posts about resolutions, and then the posts about selecting your word of the year, and then the posts about planners, goals, and financial planning rolled in. GAH! It was only the …

Welcome, #DoCember!

It’s DoCember! A time to expose the beauty of the creative experiences that lie within joyful acts. Tis’ the season! The season to celebrate newness, joy, and the act of giving! This year I have been dusting off my joy and Christmas spirit, and am finally landing in the doorstep of love, cheer, fa-la-la-la-la, and all that stuff! But regardless of the season, I am always huge fan of giving, joy, and celebration. There are lots …

Making Space To Give To Others

—— Filling your tank Giving to others. What a nice, and extremely complex, ability we have! Giving is as different as you and me; it’s so personal, intimate, and requires willingness and understanding. So how to consider true giving to others during the season where we work longer hours, rearrange schedules, host recitals and share days, and essentially do the hustle? I would love to tell you that this is easy (or easier than giving …

Making Space To Give To Yourself

—— Digging into your creativity Giving is a creative act in so many lovely ways. In order to be able to give, you must consider the recipient and their preferences and desires. For me, that manifests in a gift that is very meaningful and will bring that person great joy. For example, this year I will be making my 3 year old nephew a “tetar tap” (translation [for not all are well versed in 3yo speak…]: …

Creativity Wish List

—— Your Creativity Wish List List making is definitely on my list of all time, top ten favorite ways to help myself be productive. I like to list the things I need to do, then make a new list in prioritized order, then… then… then…. Well… then I look at my lists and take a break. I’ve gotta tell you – this list is not like those lists. It’s a great list, but it’s not …

Creativity Check-In: Finding Creative Clarity.

  ——– STOP! Don’t say it! Don’t say that you’re stuck in a creative rut! Noo!!! Ok – so you’ve said it. And the meteor didn’t strike, you didn’t implode, and perhaps you are still sitting comfortably in your home. So why do we feel so awful after we look at our creative self and acknowledge that we’re creatively stuck? Not creatively empty. Just…stuck! For me, I often feel like it’s my professional responsibility to maintain …

Creativity Check-In: Recipe For Happiness

—- One of the enormous perks of being a human is the joy we derive from happiness. Just like so many of the other topics in the Creativity Check-In series, happiness is completely subjective as evidenced by the differences in sources of happiness from person to person. I receive happiness from things like eating dark chocolate, talking and brainstorming with my people, and sleeping in on a rainy Saturday morning (or any Saturday morning, if …

Creativity Check-In: Be Still

  When I was a small child, I struggled to fall asleep at night. As an active dreamer, I vividly remember struggling to sleep in the oppressing heat of Florida. While I am positive that my sleeplessness was a challenge to my parents, it left me with wonderfully soothing memories of hearing my father’s voice say, “be still.” These two little words are so incredibly powerful, and so painfully absent from our repertoire as hard …