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New York City Skyline from Bridge

Creativity Tip: The Power of “What if…”

Every life contains pivot points. These arrive in different ways, some that involve choice and others that do not. I’m interested in the moments when we stand at the crossroads and wonder “what if…” William and Mary or Ohio State? Suitor A or suitor B? Tell the lie or tell the truth? Move back to Ohio …

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Protect Yo HeART

Traveler’s Vision: The Link Between Travel & Creativity

My Muse LOVES to travel, so it’s fortunate I was born with a traveler’s heart. After being grounded for five long years due to a clotting disorder, I was recently cleared for long-distance air travel. Hurrah! Last month I went on a work trip to Miami, Florida. I got up early and I stayed up late to …

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On Inspiration: Art Museums and Agape Love

Three days. Three cities. Three art museums. Three special exhibits. 300,000 shiny ideas. When I travel, I love to visit art museums. And when I say love, I mean equal parts deep, intellectual excitement and exuberant, jump-up-and-down-and-clap-your-hands love.  Art and community service restore me…if that’s not inspiration, I don’t know what is. Art museums inform …

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Remnants of Creativity

The Remnants of Creativity

REMNANTS of CREATIVITY:  A few months ago, a group of amazing women artists that I’m a part of called CAW (Creative Arts for Women) announced a group show with the theme of “Remnants.”  I walked around with the idea of remnants for a while and played with literal and figurative ideas.  I’m finishing the last …

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Travel and Creativity - The Creative Wellspring - "Reflection Michelangelo's David"

Travel and Creativity – The Creative Wellspring

The link between travel and creativity is the location of my personal, creative wellspring.  From inner journeys to overseas trips, there is creative freedom and joy in traveling. Do you always travel the same roads to the grocery story, the studio, work, and the gym? Do you primarily drive on highways?  The following exercise asks …

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