On Fire Roosters and Pussy Hats: Owning Our Inner Disruptors

On Fire Roosters and Pussy Hats:  Owning Our Inner Disruptors

In this week of marches and pussy hats, let's embrace activism as a distinct form of creativity!  Find out what it means to activate your inner Disruptor and explore how strengthening this star might impact the rest of your personal creative constellation.    

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How Can I Create Now?

How Can I Create Now?

As you gird your loins to face the year ahead, please don't abandon the creative practices that keep you strong and centered and whole.  Here's three good reasons why now is EXACTLY the right time to continue the work of your soul. (Need a fourth reason?  How about 'are you really going to let those fuckers silence your heart'?)

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On Creativity, Compost, and Monsters in Our Midst

On Creativity, Compost, and Monsters in Our Midst

What's the connection between garbage, Autumn, and creativity?  And what can it teach us about ways to think about the scary orange-faced monster who is looming over our collective landscape this fall?  Sara's got some thoughts.  

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Adjusting for Reality

Adjusting for Reality

What happens when things don't go to plan?  Does it have to be an occasion for teeth gnashing and self-flagellation? Two lovely nuggets of wisdom to help keep your planning loose and your plans in perspective.  Also - a word of gratitude to everyone who came to visit on the Whidbey Working Artists Open Studio Tour.

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You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

What is up with us when we can't tell our fascinating, multi-dimensional life stories without demeaning ourselves or apologizing for our evolution?  Why it is time to retire the word "schizophrenic" to describe a life filled with multiple creative passions, and some alternatives that we'd want our daughters to hear.

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On Fragments and Wholes

On Fragments and Wholes

How one whole-loving artist and creativity coach is sort-of-kind-of starting to make peace with the fast-flying world of fragment-exchange that is online marketing.  Spoiler alert:  It has something to do with trusting my fellow humans and relaxing my grip on the illusion of control.  But I'm not saying what.  For that, you have to read the whole.  See what I did there?

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How are You Creative?

How are You Creative?

What if your creative genius is not contained in one way of creating, but in the interplay between many different creative modes?  What if some of the most powerful creators out there are not masters of a single creative talent, but people who have decided to make use of ALL their multiple creative gifts in exciting new combinations?  Take a fresh-eyed look at some famous creative people and see out how the question "How are You Creative?" opens up helpful new perspectives on the complexity of what creative genius really means.  (Plus, discover Boyan Slat!...who?)

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