During the same week last year that I discussed the 3 Myths of Creativity, I ended with the following post about what to do immediately to add some creative play time: So far this week, I have shared with you why I started Creative Play™ in the first place and talked about some of the […]
Here’s the finished piece for the BirdZeed January Challenge. “Line” was the inspiration word. For this piece, I began by thinking of phrases about lines: “Walk the Line,” “Tow the Line,” and “Line in the Sand,” which is the one that Robyn mentioned in her blog post about the Alamo in San Antonio. “Line in […]
As kids, creativity comes naturally to us. We just do creative things as the normal course of our days. But, somewhere along the way to adulthood, we begin talking ourselves out of our own creativity. I call these the “3 Myths of Creativity” and I’ve addressed each one in a separate blog post. Myth #1 […]
I read a very interesting news analysis in The New York Times Sunday Review yesterday. Laura M. Holson wrote about how getting back in touch with one’s creativity is the way many are addressing their midlife crises today. That certainly was true for me. Forget a Fast Car. Creativity is the New Midlife Crisis Cure […]
It’s hard to believe, but this issue marks the beginning of my third year of Creative Play newsletters. I’ve been giving Creative Play™ a lot of thought over the last two years (and over the last decade) and it seemed like a good time to define a set of guiding principles for it.
I recently decided to change the way that I am doing the Victims Quilts. Rather than continue to create two enormous, unwieldy quilts that include multiple mass shooting events, I am separating out each event into its own banner. Here is the first, the quilt for the Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017. At […]