Big project to do? Deadline looming over your head? I give you... Things (places, links, shows, etc.) to Avoid: The news Anything that starts out with "Trump did..." Shiny things, glitter, new pens. New pens? Where? No, really, don't look. A marathon of Bee and Puppycat. Must. Not. Watch now. Maybe just one episode... Cute… Continue reading Focus for Creative People – What to Avoid
In my Creativity in the Workplace Graduate class we read an article that the professor wrote about what he learned while designing hats for the Cirque du Soleil in 1996. The article is called "The 8 Lessons for building a creative workplace.” This is my reaction reproduced here and shared. Reading about working in a… Continue reading Can they feel your spark? And instrinsic motivation
I've been creating a video for my Creativity in the Workplace final project. Learning how to Align your Biz is a very important skill that helps your creativity flow better. It was fun and exciting to become very clear what my new goals were.
2017 was an uphill climb for many people. I wrote, I created a lot, I experimented. I learned about my limits and boundaries. I worked in my Brain often (my sketchbook), and created pages and pages of activities for my book. I also questioned myself. As I created and doodled and poured out my ideas… Continue reading A Year of Weird Mirrors
Other Innovative Teachers Who Think out of the Box: More jumping off points for your creativity and imagination that float my boat and I hope, will float yours too. The book, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is the artist's bible Herve Tullet's Art Workshop Technical Classes on Skillshare that teach with fun Jill Badonsky's… Continue reading Creative Resources
Creative people are sensitive people. We can enjoy the subtle differences among Yellows, a beautiful piece of music brings tears to our eyes, and a mall this time of year is the equivalent experience of throwing on all the lights at 3 a.m. when you were sound asleep. Overload to our sensitive systems can happen… Continue reading How to Avoid the Holiday Overload When You are a Sensitive Creative
I'm telepathic. It's a weird skill and one I didn't know I had until my first animal communication class back in 1998. I later became an animal communicator because I could hear the thoughts of the animals pretty clearly and I love animals and wanted to help them. For over fourteen years I was a… Continue reading The Gift and Curse of SOUND
I had to drop my 3d animation class. It was so so hard and felt like an uphill climb every step of the way. I really needed a beginner class before this one to introduce the program instead of diving down into an exercise of engineer-brain type compiling of a very intricate catapult in chapter… Continue reading When the path is too hard..stop or keep going?