Tag Archives: creative endeavor

Breaking through a creative block

There are few things more discouraging than being stymied by a creative block. It’s a wasteland. If you can’t break through it shortly, you are bound to start suffering. Without anything to work on, you are also at loose ends, … Continue reading

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Creativity Group’s Clay Workshop

I’m part of a low-key little group that meets once-a-month. We gather at each other’s homes and enjoy a workshop facilitated by that month’s host. Today, friends and neighbors will be seated around the kitchen table on Jane Street as … Continue reading

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The Ten Golden Rules of Ceramics

It’s funny how things you’ve heard time and again still make sense and are worth being reminded about. This was written for youngsters, but I read it and thought, hey, everyone could use a reminder like this every once in … Continue reading

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“A Potter’s Blessing,” by Sylvia Hardy

“A Potter’s Blessing” was written by Sylvia Hardy for the Port Moody Art Centre’s Clay Studio. Last Sunday, while we were working in the Open Studio during ArtWalk, Sylvia graciously gave me permission to post it. I’m so happy to … 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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