Category: Creativity

Working A Day Job – Part 3

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

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Working a Day Job – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a discussion on how working a day job nurtures my creativity.  Today, I want to explore more of this: Exposure to New Technology My day job uses technology nearly all day long, from complex tax software to Microsoft Office and other specialty pieces of software.  There’s usually very little training for this…

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Foodie Tour!

I’m doing this from my phone, so I won’t write much. We’re having fun and the food is great!  The tour was through Maine Foodie Tours and our guide did a wonderful job of showing us around and explaining things. I’m having trouble embedding a link, so here it is:  http://www.mainefoodietours.com/.  

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Chaos Is Inevitable – Part 2

A not-so-funny thing happens along the way to extraordinary results. Untidiness.  Unrest.  Disarray.  Disorder. . . Messes are inevitable when you focus on just one thing. . . One of the greatest thieves of productivity is the unwillingness to allow for chaos or the lack of creativity in dealing with it. Gary Keller and Jay…

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Patience for the Learning Curve

This is the essence of Rembrandt’s advice to Van Hoogstraten: the authentic craft develops naturally from one’s own experience. So, it seems reasonable to suggest that the search should not be for the lost secrets, but for one’s own practice. This is in fact easy, you start making things. At first they might not be…

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Things To Nurture This Month

Where do I spend my time and energies? What do I need to focus on to bring along and develop? Wiktionary defines nurture as “that which nourishes; tender care, education, training”. So what do I want to nurture this month? My photography and creativity My soul (spirituality) My body For the next three weeks, those are the things…

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What Inspires Me

The question I’ve been mulling over this week is what inspires me? This came from this week’s management tip on lynda.com by Todd Dewett called, “Inspiration Is A Choice” in which he stated that inspiration is not a random occurrence, but is a choice. According to the dictionary, to inspire is: to exert an animating, enlivening,…

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