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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 […]

Explore – What’s Whispering to You?

If you’ve decided to begin this creativity journey something whispers to you just as it did to me. The sound may be coming to you faintly, coming from a place deep in your soul, but the whispers are likely there. Can you hear them? If the whispers are faint, try a writing exercise. Contemplate a […]

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Imagine – Walk Through

This is the first exercise in Stage One of the Creativity Journey. Find a comfortable chair and start your journey. One of the things that I love about traveling is the excitement that builds before the journey begins. Before my bags are packed I imagine what I will do on my trip and how it […]

cyanotype of three fern leaves

The Evolution of “3 Ferns”

Because I am talking about where ideas come from in my Creativity Explorers Facebook group this month, I thought I would share the evolution of my most recent piece to show how the idea for it changed over time.   This piece began, of course, with the three fern cyanotypes. I made each of the prints […]