Escaping Creative Ruts

Escaping Creative Ruts

What is it that keeps us in a “creativity rut?” How do we escape these?  Sometimes we may not feel like we are in a rut but we notice how our passion has dimmed. Have you tried any new creative moves recently? If you always write non-fiction work, try writing a fairy tale. Or a children’s story. Perhaps as I suggest this you are quietly protesting. Does a fear come up that whispers you may have to work this a…

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A Child and Clay

A Child and Clay

Young children can be like clay.  How we help them learn can greatly influence who they become.  Helping a child learn a new form of art can be a joyful and impactful experience.  Rebecca, age 5, recently had the opportunity to glaze some of her ceramic clay pieces.   I have worked with her via a live video feed because she lives far from me. We worked together across the internet.  I also would wedge the clay, roll it out, make a…

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Storytelling is Good Medicine

Storytelling is Good Medicine

Storytelling is good medicine.  And we are having a blast A few months ago we began an online storytelling class.   We, the storytellers, gather and tell our stories. We meet online in a video room so we can see each other, hear each other and talk with each other in “real time”. We have folks join us from all over the country.  Sometimes we use prompts and character voices and we sure do laugh a lot. Some of the stories…

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The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading was an amazing event. Like beaming into a coffee house without the house. You bring your own coffee. We met on a hot Thursday evening without having to leave our homes. I sat at my old wooden table with my laptop open. I hosted this poetry reading that included writers from four states. We read our original work and we were fed with words that filled our hearts. Thank you to everyone who was able…

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