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Creativity Rituals

Before I sit down to my creative work, I have unintentional creativity rituals of preparation. “Just start” is, it seems, not an option. My rituals vary according to my environment, my mood, my mental clutter and my misgivings about what I am about to do. I will smooth the wrinkled bedspread, close the closet door, freshen […]

3 Stretches That Will Improve Your Art

Did you know that a tight body can adversely affect and be reflected in your work? Brush strokes appear hesitant and controlled. Stitching looks tight and tense. Your writing may be stilted and lacking flow. Maybe your body is so tight there is no flow at all. May I recommend 3 stretches that will improve […]

My Other Lover Saved My Marriage

We celebrated 46 years of marriage recently – WOW. It really was love at first sight. We were madly in love soulmates. When I got married at 18, many were skeptical that it would last. But those with their doubts really didn’t know me. I have a knack for making things work. We’re still madly in […]

Where are YOUR Creativity Gaps?

The places where you get stuck in the creativity process are your Creativity Gaps. For me it’s the DESIGN phase of the creative process. I don’t have any problem being in this phase. It’s actually my favorite part of the creative process so I want to stay there.  Designing = possibilities. Design is all about choices. It is […]

Become the Creative Force You Were Born to Be

Google the term ‘creativity experts’ and you get a long list that is similar to the list you get when you Google ‘famous artists’ – the majority are men. Thankfully, there has been a recent upsurge in the number of women who have become a creative force: Elizabeth Gilbert, Twyla Tharp, Jan Phillips and Julia Cameron, to […]

Creativity Can Make You Slim & Sexy!

Yep, you read that right – creativity can make you slim and sexy.   Hear me out and give this theory a try! Hunger is not always a sign that you need to eat. A physical hunger is an actual gnawing in the stomach. “Restless hunger,” however, means I need/want an endorphin hit. I (and you) […]

How To Find Time For Art

 Time flies…whether you’re having fun or not, right? So how are we supposed to find time for art?!  The clock says you’ve run out of time. You lay down for the night to rest your body but your mind is still ticking. You didn’t find time for art today…or the laundry or the grocery store. […]

Creative Time is a Gift

Part 1 How it feels to waste creative time Sad Lazy Lost Weak Empty Confusing Irresponsible Demoralizing Self-defeating How it feels to take advantage of creative time Rejuvenated Empowered Purposeful Productive Motivated Energetic Peaceful Happy Full Part 2 This is what happened when I sat down to do my creative work today. I had nothing […]

Are You Keeping Your Creativity in a Box?

Is your creativity in a box? Is it something you only take out of the box on special occasions? You’re a creative person, a creator, I know that. However, I’m wondering, are you guilty of compartmentalizing that creativity? I suffered from this affliction until I realized that creativity is a state of mind. It’s a […]

Conquer Your To Do List For More Creative Time

Today, as promised, I provide you with a 10-step action plan to CONQUER YOUR TO DO LIST– designed to dissolve the glue of the to-do and escape the Creativity Gap.  A To-Do list that never sees any action keeps you stuck right where you are. The point of a To-Do list is to outline steps you need […]