A young friend recently showed me her new paintings. Honestly, I didn’t get them at first. She combined different types of imagery that didn’t seem to go together. The juxtaposition didn’t make sense to me, until she explained her rationale. Now, I’m convinced this young woman’s art will hang in museums one day. Of course, … Continue reading CREATIVITY TIP: Bring Two Unexpected Things Together to Create Something New
Connecting with color is one way to recognize how your mind, body, and spirit respond (usually without your awareness) to what is in front of you. By allowing yourself to “feel” color, you can unlock new avenues to creative self-expression. Visit a paint store or hardware store near you. From the vast array of color … Continue reading Creativity Tip: Meet Your Muse by Connecting with Color
I find that cultivating a sense of wonder and awe boosts my creativity.
CREATIVITY TIP Two years ago, I took a job in charge of Communications & Development for a local nonprofit. I was eager to use my writing and design skills to make a difference in the community, but things did not turn out as I expected. I quickly discovered that my colleagues in upper management had … Continue reading A Personal story about self-doubt & the importance of your art
CREATIVITY TIP If there is a way to make creativity less risky, I haven’t figured out what that is. Whether you paint, write a poem, or perform, you will be taking a risk. Try to consider everything you may need to succeed in your endeavor. Rehearsal time? A series of new ingredients for a recipe? New … Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Bringing Your Vision Into the World!