On Doing Things Badly

A lot of people talk about “failing well,” and I do love the concept. But, maybe this is just a linguistic quirk of mine, the word failure does not resonate with me a whole lot when it comes to creativity.I see failure as a binary possibility – pass/fail, success/failure. You fail a test, fail a class. It’s a kind of non-doing. You did not meet the criteria or measurement of success. You failed....more

Intuition and Migraines

I was at a conference listening to an acclaimed speaker deliver his talk when the very small half-thought flittered through my mind, “I think I’m getting a migraine.”And my big, in-charge inner voice started to protest that no, this couldn’t be happening now, it was a very inconvenient time.  But I have learned something in my years on earth: ignore the beginnings of a migraine at your own peril....more

DIY Galaxy Nails

Maybe because I'm an artist, maybe because it runs in my family & other generations, or maybe because I get immense satisfaction from accomplishment. Probably all! But this is why I absolute fancy DIY - anything! In fact, I do my own nails as well - I can create full sets of acrylic nails with designs, gradients, french tip etc....more

Tips on encouraging your mini Picasso

Want to encourage your kids to be creative but not sure how? This week art teacher Aki Berry shares her teaching techniques, ways to improve your kids skills and get them to really enjoy making art!Hi! I’m Aki. Before having my kids, I taught art to a bunch of little ones, all different ages from Kindergarten to fifth grade. I had a great time getting to know my students and bonding with them. ...more

Honor Your Personal History

We all know about the public milestones:The weddings,the birth dates,the bar mitzvahs and the first kisses.But think for a moment about the private anniversaries of your heart:...more

Ideas are Disposable

Forget about tracking every idea carefully in a thought journal. Your ideas are disposable. (Tweet this.)So are mine. And I habitually treat them that way....more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 23: Creativity Blocks - part 2

What do you do when you are experiencing Writer's Block or a similar creativity block? Everyone seems to have their own unique approach to getting through a creativity block. Yesterday and today, I have been sharing some of the ways that I have dealt with my own creativity blocks over the years....more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 22: Creativity Blocks - part 1

What do you do when you are experiencing Writer's Block or a similar creativity block? ...more

Day 21 - What's Next?

 I loved the TV show "The West Wing" for many reasons.Today, o...more
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