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Symbols of the Season by Nora Sibley

Symbols of the Season By Nora Sibley ** Exercise purpose This exercise helps creatives connect with their senses and the season as a vehicle for building personal meaning in the work. By connecting the physical and mental associations, new creative sparks fly and...

15 Great Artists on Beauty

15 Great Artists on Beauty “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”-- Francis Bacon “If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”-- Frank...

20 Great Artists on Nature

As winter descends, let's hear from twenty great artists on their relationship to nature. 1. "I have gone into roses and have over a thousand planted. There is nothing like making pictures with real things." -- Mary Cassatt 2. "Wherever I go I need a period of...

Creative Alchemy by Pragati Chaudhry

Creative Alchemy by Pragati Chaudry ** Exercise purpose This exercise uses colors to alchemize gremlins by awakening a creative’s sensory, nonverbal intelligence. Breakthroughs in brain science are now confirming that the nonverbal portion of the brain plays a...

Peace Treaty by Beatriz Martinez Barrio

Peace Treaty: A Dialogue Between the Critical Voice and the Creative Voice By Beatriz Martinez Barrio Exercise Purpose To soften the power of the critical voice and to allow creative energy to express its needs and desires. Exercise Description When there is a...

The ABCDEFG Model by Niki Koulouri

The ABCDEFG Model by Niki Anandi Koulouri ** Exercise purpose This journaling exercise, based on Albert Ellis’s ABC model, can help creatives work through the process of ABCDEFG questioning and help them challenge themselves by disputing negative self-talk. Doing this...

Discomfort as Creative Fuel by Gina Edwards

Discomfort as Creative Fuel by Gina Edwards ** This exercise helps creatives distinguish between the discomforts that hold us back and those that nourish our growth and expansion. Knowing the difference allows us to use discomfort to regain momentum on stalled...

Discipline Plus

To make art, you need a certain discipline. And you need more than that. What else? Here are eight great quotes on discipline plus! "People think I am disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference."-- Luciano Pavarotti "I had what it...

Allowing by Tania Kelvin

Allowing by Tania Kelvin Allowing is a fun, easy, pleasurable, and simple creativity exercise for connecting with your flow of creativity to get past perfectionism, self-criticism, and fears. This exercise helps to allow flow of inspiration and exploration, so that...

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