Tag Archives: creativity

No longer and not yet

Last fall, my dad had to be rushed to the hospital with severe chest pains. They quickly stabilized him, but they knew something was wrong. For about a week, we lived in limbo – we knew things were about to … Continue reading

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Vacation brain in real life

I haven’t posted anything on this blog in four months. I swore I’d never let that happen. For almost four years, it didn’t. It’s not that I didn’t have things to write about in those four months. A lot happened. … Continue reading

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Legitimate Artists Can Work in Cubicles

I was four years old when the tour of Peter Pan came through Toronto. I sat in one of those theatre booster seats in my fanciest dress and travelled from the Darling home to Neverland, and back again. When the … Continue reading

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2016 in four words

At the end of last year, I spent a lot of time reflecting on the past 12 months. I had the idea of coming up with single words that described the year. It was easy to do because 2015 was … Continue reading

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The creating and the created

This is the last post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage, Enchantment, Permission and Persistence. I’ve believed a lie for most of my life. In fact, it’s only as I’ve read Big Magic that I’ve seen just how big this … Continue reading

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Rolls Royces and Honda Accords

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage, Enchantment and Permission. I once had a boss that valued common sense above almost any other trait. She would categorize projects on a sliding scale between Rolls Royces … Continue reading

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The permission slip

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage and Enchantment. Way before I started this blog, I wanted to have a blog. I thought about it a lot. I had this idea about writing about … Continue reading

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Big Magic-Inspired: The Ingredients

When I think about the phenomenon that was the book Eat Pray Love, I think about the pizza paragraph. It was the most vivid imagery I’d ever read. “The dough it takes me half my meal to figure out, tastes … Continue reading

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