5 Ways to Play Today

So far this week, I have shared with you why I started Creative Play™ in the first place and talked about some of the falsehoods around creativity (a.k.a. some of the reasons I was so slow to see the value of play). I hope that I now have you thinking, “Hmm. Maybe I should do […]

Creative Play Date Week – Day 5

We have reached the end of Creative Play Date Week. I’ve probably rambled on about it before, but you may wonder why I think play is so important. I think that as we get older (particularly appropriate that I am typing this on my birthday), the process of “growing up” causes us to take on […]

Creative Play Date Week – Day 4

I think that the Universe is contriving to make my Creative Play Date Week both as challenging as possible and as rewarding as possible.  It’s challenging because my life this week has been busy. By early afternoon Wednesday, I’d already worked as many consulting hours as I normally do in a week. Plus, I had […]

Creative Play Date Week – Day 3

Today’s Creative Play was quick, so quick that I decided to do some doodling after I finished my project for the day and doodled a design that would look nice on a quilt. For my project today, I pulled out the deck of Creative Strength Training Prompt Cards I just bought from Jane Dunnewold and […]

Creative Play Date Week – Day 2

You read about the day I had on Monday so it won’t surprise you that Tuesday morning I was a little tired sitting down for Creative Play. I didn’t create any masterpieces on Tuesday either, but that’s not really the point. One of my experiments for this week is to see if 15 minutes of […]

Creative Play Date Week – Day 1

Day 1 of Creative Play Date Week was an exercise in finding the time and a good reminder of the benefits of just 15 minutes of play. Monday was busy, really busy. We got our kid off to her first day of camp and then I commuted into Boston for a full day in the […]

Creative Play Date Week

I’ve talked a lot about 15 minutes of play time each day. I even wrote about it in my last newsletter, which was when I realized that I am not practicing what I preach. I’ve been spending a few hours working in my studio each day, but playing? Nope, I’ve just been hard at work […]

Creative Play Date Day!

It’s Creative Play Date Day! How will you spend your play time?  We’re expecting snow so I think there’s a good chance I’ll be playing with Popsicle sticks with my kiddo on a snow day, but I’ll keep you posted. Enjoy!