Creativity for the Rest of Us

Progress Not Perfection

A new cast member has revealed herself in my Gremlin ensemble.  Tall and lanky with a thin face and hawk-like nose she bears a striking resemblance to my elementary school principal.  No surprise that she goes by the code name: Mother Superior. The Gremlin ensemble is made up of those voices of judgment and criticism that arise to sabotage our best intentions. They are sneaky and clever.  Mother Superior’s script...

What Are You Arguing For?

In case you missed it, I am on a crusade to fire up your natural creativity.  What finally set my torch ablaze to take up this mission was hearing yet one more person state with conviction, almost with pride, “I’m not creative”. “I love what you do but I can’t draw.” “My sister/brother/parent/friend is SO creative.  I’m just not.” “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” “I can’t draw a straight line.”  (Uh, no...

In a Snit with my Creativity

I’m in a snit.  I was intrigued by an idea I’ve seen floating around the blogosphere that suggests choosing one word to work with for the year.  It’s the same principle I wrote about last week – choose a great question and have an adventure with it for the next year – only this is with a single word. The idea stuck.  It stuck like gum to the bottom of my shoe. The way an idea I’m meant to pay attention to sticks. ...

The Adventure of a Great Question

This is the time of year when  people are making resolutions for the New Year or have already broken them.  Most of the focus is on things we don’t like about our lives or ourselves and want to change – or think we should.  Research indicates a small percentage of people actually carry out what they resolve at the dawn of a new year.  I don’t say this to be a downer but to suggest that perhaps our attention...
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