Creativity


Public art: Anxiety, joy and a vicious beheading Creativity

Who knew this public art scheme of mine would be such a lesson in letting go. My vision of myself as the happy go lucky whimsical artist was completely blown to smithereens within a couple of hours. I had originally planned to bring them to a new place close to a body of water for several weekends in a row. The first day I brought...

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Manifesting Mermaids Creativity

Sometimes you get the itch to make something- or even have a flash of inspiration that you want to hold onto and save for later. Last winter when I was living in Thailand the thing I missed the most (after my family and friends of course) was having all my tools and craft supplies within reach so when these urges came upon me I could...

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Creative entrepreneur: The next adventure Creativity

Well now that i’m back from fulfilling one career aspiration (living in the tropics and diving every day) i’m moving on to  another one – being a creative entrepreneur. When you don’t have kids at home all of a sudden there’s time to do all the things – work, leisure AND creativity! Imagine! I’ve always been pretty crafty but until now haven’t found a medium...

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Copycat Creativity

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – the old sentence used by parents to placate many an older sibling whose younger sibling(s) copy everything they do. Annoying origins aside, I have recently found truth in this in several recent craft projects – yup I’m fessing up to being a copycat and REALLY admiring others’ work. Anyone who got crafty with me last summer will...

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Old dog new tricks Creativity

That old saying about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks is BS. It’s probably just someone’s justification for not trying anything new. I agree that teaching an old dog is harder than a new dog (kids and their little sponge brains). Certainly leaning new skills as an adult can mean our egos take a bit of a beating. It is hard...

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Creativity

They (Scientific American) say creativity is activated by being open to new experiences and doing things differently. Well that explains why I can write so freely and copiously when i’m travelling but completely dry up once I get home and resume my routine. Sitting in my government building looking at a screen all day is not exactly as inspiring as say, wandering markets in Asia,...

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