Why are we so curious to find out our brain hemisphere dominance? I have asked this very same question from my alumni friend Leonard Sommer, who has d...
Ice Cream: Creation Does anyone out there NOT like ice cream? Ice cream is an essential ritual of celebrating summer--the coolness and sweetness ar...
Whatever you want to find an answer to, or inspiration for, will emerge from here. A new idea for a painting series -- a way to complete a task you are stuck on -- need lyrics for a song? It's in the "Grey Zone" where creative solutions bubble just beneath the surface waiting to pop.
One particular evening, my awareness of the pleasure and power of music took a giant step. On this night, I was eager and proud that I was far enough along to read music right along with Dad.
According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?
Being alive, aware, open and creative doesn't just come to people like a gift from the heavens. It is something they work at.
Over the last 20 years work has been reinvented, restructured, and rebooted. The top-tier and bottom level of what working means has been redefined by corporations, visionaries, technologies and individuals.
It's time we reclaim the arts for our kids. The benefits are just too great to ignore and it's a true win-win for everyone.
Teachers are faced with the obstacle of educating their students for jobs that don't exist yet. These challenges, and most others today require Creativity to solve. Bad news: There is less and less creativity going around.
I think I may be the world's worst meditator. I've tried it off and on since my 20s, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness. But I am so bad at it.
What lies beneath the commitment to create? How can we position ourselves in ways that elevate our work?
Creativity is incredibly important as we address challenges that come our way and to build a better future.
From ART BEAUTY LIFE blog. In this short essay I would like to warn you of dangers of inspiration. After suffering for over a week without inspirat...
What do we mean when we say that beyond skills and knowledge, an arts education better prepares students for the 21st century?
"Thinking outside the box" is far easier said than done. Why is it so difficult to achieve innovative breakthroughs in thinking?
The impulse to create art, music, poetry, literature is a basic human impulse. As humans, we are hard-wired for creativity, and this impulse does not deteriorate as we age.