Tag: creativity

  • Learning to let go when our creative harvests fail to fruit

    Learning to let go when our creative harvests fail to fruit

    I’m in my element, as the transition from the heat of summer to the warmth of autumn becomes visible. The first fire burning in the hearth penetrates deep into my bones rather than a scorching heat that brushes the surface. The softening of summer’s lively green into fall’s vibrant reds and oranges will soon become…

  • From the darkness, inspiration returns

    From the darkness, inspiration returns

    Summer is retreating, and with the dissipating light, I find inspiration is returning. There are the people for which joy comes more naturally. Perhaps these are the same types who look forward to a warm summer day and the promise of a day swarming with aliveness that leaves them glistening when the sun meets the…

  • Let your goals wilt away so you can follow the path that makes you come alive

    Let your goals wilt away so you can follow the path that makes you come alive

    Our weather has been the typical cool spring we’re used to in the mountain west. Our winter was challenging, as it usually is in Wyoming, but we accumulated more snow than usual this year. We went from one extreme to the other as it quickly turned warm and melted away. Last spring, we had a…

  • Leaving social media, choosing creative freedom

    Leaving social media, choosing creative freedom

    We live in an interesting world. One where we have the freedom to create what we want to create and offer our unique work to many using the Internet. Yet, in a way, this way of creating our work in the world feels less free. We give up much of our time creating to create…

  • The Importance of Reclaiming the Lost Arts

    The Importance of Reclaiming the Lost Arts

    Creating at the Intersection of Function, Meaning, & Beauty Humans have been making for ages for a variety of reasons – from function and utility to ritual and meaning to aesthetics and beauty. We have hands for a reason. It’s time we put them to work and reclaim all the ways we can be makers…

  • Weaving Together the Pieces – It’s What Makes You Unique

    Weaving Together the Pieces – It’s What Makes You Unique

    Forces outside of us lead us to cast away real and valid parts of ourselves, yet to know deep fulfillment and satisfaction in the outer world, we must first know wholeness in our inner world. We must weave together those lost threads of ourselves, coming back to wholeness, creating a beautiful tapestry of our unique…