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Creativity and Your To Do List

What is the connection between creativity and your to do list?  In a nutshell, to do or not to do, that is the question! I’ve got the answer. 🙂 There’s always a lot of talk about keeping a to-do list. Here’s how to handle it. The night before, or the morning of, write down what […]

Creativity and the T-Word.

Creativity and the T-Word TIME! It’s the number one problem on everybody’s list, or, more to the point, the lack of time is. If you had told me when I was five, that I would one day want more time, I’d have called you crazy and run off to play for the rest of my seemingly endless […]

How To Create Bad Art

I want to share some advice with you on how to create BAD art. It’s actually a lot easier than you think! How do you create bad art? Let’s talk. 21 Ways to Create Bad Art Avoid Risk. Don’t attempt anything that might not come out perfectly. Wait for inspiration. Save your best stuff for a better piece. Never […]

Create A Creative Practice!

Are you feeling lost? tired? hungry? restless? agitated? confused? like something is missing in your life? Chances are you have a deficiency in one of the most vital and important nutrients you and your body need to survive – CREATIVE EXPRESSION You need to create a creative practice. I know, I know. You don’t have […]

Limited Choices Make Jane A Creative Girl

When there are too many choices, many choose nothing at all. Many years ago, in my 1990s, dollmaker days, I took a class with renowned American craft artist and pioneer in the art-doll movement, Akira Blount. Akira lived in the Tennessee foothills of the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the nature that inspired her later creations.  […]

20 Creativity Books of 2016

I write about creativity to inspire and motivate you to be true to the creative force that you are.   If you’re anything like me, your idea of a good time is snuggling up with a good book, especially as an escape from the inevitable holiday hoopla. I always make sure to ask for a book […]

Art – What is it for?

For every piece in a museum, gallery, show, book, magazine or shop, there are 1000s languishing in closets, basements, attics, under the bed or buried under piles of all the other “stuff” you’ve made. Do you respect your art – these things, objects, words, creations that you make? This last stage of the creative process – DELIVER – […]

Creativity: The Details

When it comes to art,  details do matter. In fact and often take more time and consideration than all the work comes before. Details are what makes a piece sing. They indicate that the work is finished and ready to be seen. “God is in the details,” right? Details are what makes a piece sing. They indicate that the work […]

Confidence & the Creativity Gap

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed. Since Graham Wallas’ 1926 model of the creative process, the first of its kind, the focus of creativity has been on the process, not the person.  In this series, The 5 […]

5 Stages of Creativity and the Creativity Gap – #2 DECIDE

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed.  Since Graham Wallas’ 1926 model of the creative process, the first of its kind, the focus of creativity has been on the process, not the person. In this series, […]