Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us. — Harry Emerson Fosdick I’ve always been a bit of a creative. Ever since I can remember I was creating something — casting plays, writing stories, fabricating fanciful things. When
An orb weaver spider who has taken up residence in the open area just outside my condo. I’ve been watching it over the last week, and I am utterly amazed by what this industrious arachnid accomplishes on a daily basis. (I’m not a real big fan of spiders overall, but this one’s pretty cool.)
I find that I write best in public. Preferably in the park on a warm summer’s day, but the back patio will do in a pinch. On rainy or cold days a bookstore or coffee shop will do. There’s something about the anonymity of public spaces that makes it easier for me to get
Where do creativity and artistry intersect?
Why don’t more people paint? Because they’re afraid they’re not talented enough; because they’re afraid they’ll do it wrong. In reality there is no “wrong” way to do paint. Just ask my son. Heck, just go ask Jackson Pollock for that matter. First let’s start with the materials — you’ll need paint and something to
Fear can be a good thing. But it can also keep you from doing good stuff.
As promised in my last post, I’m giving you 4 ways you can shift your creative self into “drive” when you feel like you’re stuck in “park.” Timed writing The hardest part of writing for most people is getting started. So let’s make this easy — start anywhere. Decide how long you’re going to write (10-15
The brain has an infinite capacity for creativity, and even now it’s lurking there inside you just waiting to be let out. Are you ready to find your “inner crayon?”
Writing is an amazing thing. It’s such a simple act with so many possibilities, yet so few people take advantage of it. As a creative outlet it’s the closest thing to perfect I can find.
Sometimes the hardest part of writing is getting started. Here are a couple of useful tricks for getting past writer’s block.