Listen To Your Work

“The paint is talking to you. The brush is talking to you. The canvas is talking to you. Your job is to listen to what it is saying, to follow it where it takes you, and to share what you find with others.” —To my daughter One morning while I was writing, my daughter sat…

Trading Excitement For Creativity

In order to be creative in one aspect of our life, we may need to be boring in another. Creativity is not an infinitely flowing wellspring we can tap into any time we choose. It requires space. It requires dedication. And, it demands attentiveness. Being that we are limited in our capacities for each of…

Creating Our Lives

It is important to have some medium through which we are able to express ourselves. Much of our life these days is spent on the receiving end of information. We are bombarded with input and spend endless hours consuming other people’s ideas, opinions, and agendas. It is easy to forget that we are creative beings….

Win The Evening To Win The Morning To Win The Day

The tone of our day is set the night before. We often hear that if we win the morning, we will win the day. As a general rule, this is certainly true. How we wake up, the time we wake up, and what we do upon awakening and in the first few hours of our…

Joy In Creativity

Life is difficult enough as is, but imagine how much worse it would be without the arts. Whether we are talking about the fine arts, performing arts, culinary arts, or even martial arts, much of what makes life worthwhile is the product of creativity more than practicality. Of course, we need food, clothing, shelter, and…