be creative!

be creative!

To follow up on the last posting, here are a few words of wisdom to keep you on your creative path.“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” ~ Erich Fromm“True creativity often starts where language ends.” ~ Arthur Koestler“Creativty comes from...
Wear the Red Shoes

Wear the Red Shoes

Lately I have been drawn to the subject of creativity – perhaps because I need to re- insert some into my life – so today we are going to explore what creativity might look like. No doubt you might be one of those individuals who has the notion that only a few select...
On Your Way to Discovering You

On Your Way to Discovering You

I recently wrote about how to create a vision board and today I would like to take that a little farther with the creation of an illustrated discovery journal. I first heard about this from Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, Simple Abundance – A Daybook of Comfort and Joy....
Excursions

Excursions

Do you remember how excited you were in grade school when you were going on an excursion? One of the reasons they create such excitement is that they are a diversion or deviation from the norm, from the routine. So, when was the last time you gave yourself permission...
I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

With a new year, comes the opportunity for us to readjust, or reset, our vision towards the things we hope to accomplish in the future – with “future” being this year or the years beyond that. One of the ways to set a new focus is to create a vision board, so with...
A Bag of Tricks

A Bag of Tricks

In search of this week’s topic, I stumbled across a collection of pages that I had saved years ago with all sorts of helpful tips – so in the spirit of Halloween I am calling them tricks. Some are really helpful and some a little quirky but the adventure of sorting...
Make a Move

Make a Move

Sometimes you just have to make a move, any move, towards your goals or your vision, even if it might seem futile at the time. A few weeks ago, I decided to tackle redesigning my home work space so that I can begin new creative endeavors. First, I needed to commit to...
More Play, Less Work

More Play, Less Work

When was the last time you allowed yourself to play? Really play, like you did when you were a child. To some, playing may appear to be unproductive, but in truth, it’s more profitable than you might think. By permitting yourself to indulge in a good time and...
Filling the Well

Filling the Well

In my quest for inspiration for this blog I came across some more words of wisdom that have begun to replenish the well of creativity. “There are no problems – only opportunities to be creative.”  ~ Dorye Roettger “I am always doing that which...
When the Well Runs Dry

When the Well Runs Dry

My day job has been so busy lately I am finding it a challenge to keep plugged in to my creative spirit and inspiration for this blog, so looking for ways to fill the well again. Have you ever felt like that? I go to my reserve of inspirational books and quotes to see...
Time Flies

Time Flies

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, when you are immersed in an activity that both inspires and challenges your creativity you may find yourself in what is known as “flow” – an experience where time flies without you even noticing. This experience can...
Let It Go

Let It Go

This has nothing to do with the recently popular song, but a poem to free yourself, relax your grip, and just dive in. let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go it was sworn to                   go let them go...
Flexibility

Flexibility

Recently a friend of mine posted some pictures of a bamboo forest in Japan and it instantly resonated with me and made me think of flexibility. Then as I thought more about bamboo it also brought forth thoughts about strength and resilience. Bamboo is used in some...
Finding Your Creativity

Finding Your Creativity

Writing this blog is really challenging me to keep my creative processes in tune. I have found myself returning to many of my favorite resources for inspiration so thought perhaps I should share those with you. As previously mentioned, the concept of FLOW, where you...
Let Your Creativity Shine

Let Your Creativity Shine

Just to keep you inspired, a few words of wisdom… Be creative! You’re the artist here. You’re the one who can brush away the clouds and make the sun shine. Paint your own picture, choose your own colors, And forget all that business about having to...