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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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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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Creative Curiosity or The Brilliance of Nonsense: Using Questions, Simile, and Silliness to Spark Creativity

Creative Curiosity or The Brilliance of Nonsense: Using Questions, Simile, and Silliness to Spark Creativity

Curiosity and play are primary components to creativity.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in life, that when we have the time to pursue our own creative work, we find it difficult to transition into productive, imaginative flow. Three creative transition exercises that work for me:   questions – similes – ridiculousness Questions: If you want …

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