Stillness Guides Progress

For those of us driven by creativity, by innovation, and progress, the idea of being still can feel threatening, sometimes even life-threatening. Some of us need to stay in motion in order to feel alive. We need to be doing something, to be working on something, or to be making something in order to feel…

From Picture To Post (Or From Post To Picture)

One of the greatest joys of the creative process, at least for me, is surprise. Among other creative outlets, I write every day. Some days, I start with a clear idea as to what I want to write about. On other days, I simply start and wait to see what happens. In either case, what…

On Medium And Materials

We may have a vision for what we want to create, but the medium and the materials we are working with have a say as well. Between inspiration, intention, and creation, things often change, and the way that our work manifests may be totally different than what we first envisioned. This is part of the…

The Joyful Mystery Of Creativity

We do not necessarily get to choose what inspires us. If we are dedicated to doing creative work, we must rely to some degree or another on inspiration. We do not always know where it will come from. It may be intrinsic or it may be extrinsic. Our job is to show up, to be…

Giving Life To Life

Have you ever stopped to think about how truly amazing it is that we get to put art, music, and poetry in the world? Simply because we choose to, simply because we are inspired to, simply because we are able to, we get to create. We get to express ourselves, our vision, our experience, and…