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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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Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

  We are never too old to begin.  Lary Hansen, retired Canadian Air Force, is the perfect example of this. “As a child, my mother told me I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.” Lary smiles. “She was quite surprised when I first showed her my work.”  Lary started carving birds when he was 66 years old. Some people develop their talents later in life. Lary’s delight is both contagious and inspiring. He is living proof that we…

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When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

Two weeks ago I found my new dog. Well, actually, he found me. And every day  I am so aware of how my life is reflected in this journey.  Let me explain… This is Stryder of the Bluebottle Pathway, Stryder for short. He is an Irish Wolfhound mix. And yes, he is quite a big dog. From what I have been told by the amazing woman who “rescued” Stryder, he has never been an inside dog. He slept under the…

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Is Your Creative Self Stuck?

Is Your Creative Self Stuck?

Sometimes we get stuck.  It happens. On Friday my writing class is going to meet at the local public library to spend time in the children’s section. We will sit in the little colorful chairs (if we can fit) and immerse ourselves in the magic of a few children’s stories filled with lots of pictures. I know already some will love this idea while others may grumble and think I’ve lost it.  Why am I doing this?  Because sometimes our creative…

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