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Explore – What Do You Love?

Exercise #2 in Stage Three – Play For this exercise, start a list of the media that may interest you on your creativity journey.  First, go back to the notes you took on your childhood creativity in the last exercise. What media did you love most as a kid? Did you go through buckets of […]

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Act – Get Ready

Exercise #4 in Stage Two – Starting Out The action that you took in the last chapter was to create your To Do list of prep items. As if you were preparing for a journey, you created a list of the things that you would need to do to get ready. Well, the time has […]

Create – Paint Your Vision

Exercise #3 of Stage 2 – Venture Forth As you imagined the start of your journey in the earlier exercise, what did you see? Get out some poster paints, watercolors, crayons or whatever you have handy, and paint it.  But wait, as soon as I placed that period I could hear the voice in your […]

Explore – Who Are You?

Exercise #2 in Stage Two – Venture Forth You will learn a lot about yourself during this journey of a lifetime. You will discover strengths that you didn’t know you had and you will uncover your authentic self. But you start this journey with more than you realize too. Take time now to explore who […]

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Imagine – Your Creativity Journey Starts Now

Exercise #1 in Stage Two – Venture Forth Now that you have ventured forth, where does your adventure begin? Though I didn’t realize that I was on my creativity journey at this stage, when I do think about my trek, I envision a jungle. You walked through the door or jumped off a cliff. Where […]

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Act – Make Your Lists

Exercise #4 in Stage One – Feel the Pull It is now time to prepare for your journey. Just as you would before leaving on a trip, make a list of what you need to do before you leave. (If you aren’t a list-maker, but someone who packs just before the flight leaves, I admire […]

Create – Stepping Off

Exercise #3 in Stage One of the Creativity Journey When I first did the exercise described in the Imagine section I was stunned by how powerful it was. My creativity coach Robyn asked me to stand and imagine myself committing fully to my art. I closed my eyes and I imagined the precipice over the […]