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    Creativity Tribe First Month-iversary

    Sometimes my head is swirling with ideas that are so intense I think it will surely spin right out of control. I can get dizzy with exhilaration when my imagination is in overdrive like that. I pull together projects in my mind, dream on art concepts, work to solve problems, or toy with how to make life even more beautiful than it already is. The last couple of months have been a wild ride. Some days I felt high with the dreams I had for my website. Other days it was all I could do to manage the reality of walking through the fear of not know how to create…

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    Creativity is….

    I throw the word creativity around a lot. It is a product of leading a life that is packed full of creative endeavors. I take my creativity with me everywhere, and even at home, it is front and center. I might as well have it tattooed across my forehead! With that kind of focus on a word, it isn’t surprising that nearly daily someone announces to me that they are not creative. They always say it like they are apologizing. They want to be creative but aren’t….in their eyes. I think what is happening, though, is that they have a pre-conceived notion of what creativity is. They have placed it…

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    Creating Sisterhood

    I didn’t grow up with a sister, but I always wanted one.  I remember meeting girls and then women and asking myself what it might be like to have them as a sister.  Over time, some friendships grew strong and felt so vital that I would think, “This is it. This is that sister thing.” Occasionally, I would find an organized group of women, an organic circle, or a small bunch of friends who might transcend the norm for closeness, support, and encouragement. I revel in those times. There is something about cultivating close relationships with women that sends me flying. That is what got me so excited about joining…

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    A Puppy Named Clarity

    I have been talking a lot about my dreams recently, to friends, in my journal, on the blog.  I am a bit preoccupied with them and for good reason. They are at my doorstep. I feel like the girl who always wanted a puppy and woke up to discover that the one she had in a picture tucked in the pocket over her heart was now in front of her. There are all kinds of things to do with a puppy once you get it! You can toss it a bone or a ball. Run around the park with it. Let it lick you on the face until you are…

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    Creativity Tribe Bare Bones

    My mind envisions its big dreams with full curves and in living colors.  But in real life, dreams don’t often happen that way. They take shape one bone at a time with bits and parts being brought together in illogical, chaotic bunches.  Sometimes the content in front of us looks like a mess, but the soulful Creative holds fast to the inner vision and carefully manages its assemblage. This website has had that kind of blind focus to it. I have sat in front of it for weeks pulling this element up to link with that element, wrestled wryly aspects of my dream into the confines of the web world to see…

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    Top 10 Tips for Making My Creative Business Fly

    Excitement is filling the air today.  In little spots all over the globe, creative spirits are daring to spread their wings.  Today begins the last time Kelly Rae Roberts will offer her e-course, Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks for Helping your Creative Biz Soar. I know what it is like to feel the kind of promise that I am sure today’s participants are feeling because last year about this time, I was stretching my own wings in that very same course. It was a wild ride, one that I hoped might give me the know-how to find a direction for the blog I hoped sometime to shift into a website for…