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The Creative Process: An Example with Watercolor

Continuing the exploration of creativity that has been the focus of these posts since January 2017, today I describe how I applied the creative process while painting a recently completed landscape of a friend’s front yard and entryway (see Figure … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Letting Go

Pablo Picasso said, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”[i]  Creating something new requires letting go of something old.  The May 26, 2017 blog, “The Creative Process: Receiving What the Universe Brings” focuses, in part, on the idea of letting go … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Giving Thanks

After months of writing about creativity from a conceptual perspective, today I offer a practical example of how I live these concepts.  During the month of June, I consciously applied the steps of the creative process as I planned, prepared … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Receiving What the Universe Brings

To grow, flowers need sunshine and rain.  To grow our creations, we must cultivate a blend of desirable and seemingly less desirable components.  If we think of sunshine as seeing our intentions come to life, we must also expect downpours … Continue reading

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The Creative Process: Focusing Attention on Your Intention

Since January 2017, I have been exploring creativity by writing a book review, presenting an overview of the creative process and offering ideas to consider when setting an intention.  Today’s post explores the importance of focusing your attention on the … Continue reading

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Bringing the Dream to Life: Setting an Intention

Last month, when I wrote about the creative process, I indicated that it involves five steps: Setting an intention Focusing your attention on your intention Letting go of control and allowing the process to unfold Receiving what the Universe brings … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Rule: A Book Review

The New Year brings the opportunity to simultaneously expand and focus our awareness. I have chosen creativity as the star that will guide my soul’s navigation through 2017. In light of that choice, I am reviewing Christine Valters Paintner’s book, … Continue reading

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