Creativity

creativity

Emptiness as a Place of Safety & Wisdom

“Everything that seems empty is full of the angels of God” ~St. Hilary In a culture that values doing, we’re unable to find beauty and magic in moments and places of emptiness. In an age that hurls children from one activity to another, the safety and pleasure derived from a kind of endless ti

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Thriving as a Creative

The true creative is bound to be the outsider – diving deep for the hidden pearls unavailable to most people. In the dominant Western culture, success is associated with goals, achievements, and rewards. However, other cultures and traditions have held in high esteem those whose lives are not driven by financial gain or social s

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Challenges of the Creative

Whether it is the writer attuned to the nuance of meaning, a weaver lost in the complexity of thread weight and texture, a clothing designer swooning over the drape of a piece of fabric, or a painter driven to bring to life a quality felt within, all these creatives are responding to subtle sense exper

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Reading & Resources for the Creative Adult

New books, films, Web sites, and organizations that address these topics are being created all the time. Below are some resources that I feel have stood the test of time and offer the most unique information on the topics. Amazon.com is a great place to review the content of my recommendations. In this sectio

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A Visual Vocabulary

Whether you want to define how an environment or visual experience is impacting you, or you want to be conscious of what you are communicating in your office, business or home, this section provides descriptions of concepts and qualities that influence your visual experience. While there is a cultural fascination with visual images of

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Being Open for Business as an Artist

Being open for business also means being a business. Many artists are, by the very nature of being artists, not necessarily motivated by the kind of detail work involved in self-promotion. However, I believe if the underlying conflicts related to “going out” into the world can be understood, and the process of connecting can b

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Obstacles to Self-Promotion for the Artist

Over time, you can begin to collect ideas of who might be interested in your work, or how you might reach out or network. The first thing to begin to do is to keep track of those people, ideas, businesses, creations that move you - for any reason. Look for those who as people, or in what they do feel resonant in some way.

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Visibility as an Artist

Are you open for business? Here is a brief list of details to consider that can help you evaluate whether you are actively making yourself visible in the world.

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