Tag Archive | inspiration

Drought or Flood?

Just a little house keeping first… Yes, I have updated my blog with a new theme. I hope it didn’t throw you too badly.  I think it’s clean and easy on the eyes.  Let me know what you think of the new look or if there are any glitches when you view it.  Thanks all. […]

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Finding the “Zone”

The other week I posted a list of some of literature’s opening sentences as writing prompts.  Sometimes getting the first sentence down is all it takes and from there it’s “all off to the races.” I love when that happens. It is one of the joys of writing. Fellow reader, writer and blogger, Pam Williamson, […]

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Cursing the Cursor

Blink, blink, blink.  That’s the cursor at the top of my blank page.  It keeps blinking and I keep staring at all that white space. I keep waiting for something to appear. Then I become the curser: “Why can’t I @#$%&*^!  think of anything‽” That’s not true, I can think of lots of things. Mainly […]

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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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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 Idea Tree: 38 Seeds of Inspiration

Chris Van Allsburg is an illustrator’s illustrator.  Even if you don’t recognize his name, you are probably still familiar with his work.  He has produced a score of luscious children’s books.  Books so captivating that they have been adapted into several very popular full length movies such as Jumanji, its sequel Zathura, and the beloved […]

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4 Tips on Cornering Inspiration

I think that anyone who creates, whether they be writer, artist, dancer, musician, architect, or inventor, wishes that inspiration was available over-the-counter for those times when ideas don’t easily come. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pull a box off the shelf, get it home, open it up, and—POOF—fabulous ideas are suddenly knocking […]

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