Tag Archive | creativity

Who’s Write?

What does it take to be a writer?  Fellow blogger Chris Galford asked that question the other week.  I encourage you to read his answer. I would like to ask a slight variation to that question: What is a writer? At the obvious and most basic level a writer is someone who engages in the […]

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The Loss of Innocence and Creativity

I have been a graphic designer and artist for over 30 years. I am a “seasoned and experienced professional.” There are days when I feel like I can design with my eyes closed. And there are other days where it looks like that is exactly what I have done. There is something to say for […]

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Creativity “Don’t Get No Respect”

I came across this highly entertaining 2006 TED talk by Ken Robinson, which still has some powerful insights on how creativity is approached in the education system and is just as relevant today as it was six years ago when he presented this subject. So much pressure is placed on kids these days to excel.  Schools have […]

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Eat, Pray, Love, Create

TED.com has been providing interesting, inspirational, challenging, entertaining, wondrous talks delivered via the internet in bursts of roughly 18 minutes for a number of years.  I was not aware of TED until my teenage son turned me onto it a year or two ago.  Even after that I was not a TED regular.  But that all […]

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The Creation of Art and the Art of Creation

I’m a creator.  I draw, paint, assemble, design, write, and compose.  For me, the act of creation is similar regardless of the medium or discipline.  I begin with an idea, which in turn leads me in unexpected and surprising directions.  The art pieces that I make are assemblages of wood, found objects, and paint.  Sometimes […]

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