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I needed an expert answer about pottery and felt too shy to ask

I needed help with a problem, but who could I ask? Mine was a technical question and the pages of my ceramics library were dog-eared from looking. It was a frustrating situation. I had just flung myself back into it … Continue reading

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We must believe in and protect our artistic vision

Our artistic vision is our guiding light. It illuminates the terrain around us and our inner life. We must come to trust ourselves and our artistic vision. At the same time, it is best to surround ourselves with people who … Continue reading

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Rollo May’s “The Nature of Creativity,” Part 4

Rollo May thought we all have experiences similar to that of the scientist who brainstormed his Nobel prize-winning formula while he slept. While our dreams may not be as dramatic, May said we all experience “processes of forming, making, building…even … Continue reading

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Rollo May’s “The Nature of Creativity,” Part 3

What exactly happens to us when we become full absorbed in creativity? It affects more than we may realize. Yesterday, we looked at the portion of Rollo May‘s writings on the creative process. Today, we move on to the Intensity … Continue reading

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Rollo May’s “The Nature of Creativity,” Part 2

Existentialist psychologist Rollo May discusses the creative process in his work, The Nature of Creativity. Previously, I covered May’s definition of creativity and if you haven’t seen that post, you can find it here.  —  “Let us now inquire into … Continue reading

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The Courage to Create

This morning I want to write about something that is important to me. The courage to create. Part of what I want to do with this blog is to explore the creative process and how it relates to how one … Continue reading

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