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Creative Juice #49

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Creative Juice #49

Are you ready for a baker’s dozen doses of inspiration?

Creative Juice #42

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Creative Juice #42

Twelve recent articles to challenge your preconceptions and open you up to new possibilities.

Creative Juice #39

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Creative Juice #39

Good stuff here this week. Lots of ideas to make you more creative.

  1. The perils of being a new photographer (or how to almost get thrown out of a concert by Prince).
  2. Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has written a new book for girls.
  3. What’s your superpower?
  4. Did you know former president George W. Bush is an artist?
  5. Photos or paintings?
  6. I love keeping up with this quilt group.
  7. What can you do with a dead butterfly?
  8. The illustrations of Pat Achilles.
  9. Interesting reading list.
  10. I may already have included this article in a previous Creative Juice, but it bears rereading—it’s that important for your brain.
  11. Five things you can do now to encourage your creativity.
  12. Another strategy to improve your creativity.

Creative Juice #33

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Creative Juice #33

 

Thirteen things to tweak your creative bones.

  • The art of Bo Bartlett. It makes me long for the beach.
  • Get smarter. (I think doing even 5 or 10 of these things would help.)
  • Writing tools.
  • Life-saving reading list.
  • Don’t you hate pressboard? Yet this is beautiful.
  • The power of story. Interview with the author of The Shack.
  • Gorgeous quilts from the Killer Bees quilt show.
  • The versatility of black and white photography.
  • I am not promoting the book in this trailer (though it might be very good); I just think the idea of analyzing habits you want to break is intriguing:

Creative Juice #28

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Creative Juice #28

Fifteen articles to ignite the spark.

Creative Juice #7

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Creative Juice #7

Stuff I found this week that might tickle your fancy:

Did you read (or write) an article this week that would interest creatives? Please share a link in the comments below.

Creative Juice #3

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Creative Juice #3

Creative Juice is a Friday feature on ARHtistic License sharing online articles about the arts or the creative process to help get your juices flowing.

Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:

In the Meme Time: Piano Brain

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In the Meme Time: Piano Brain

Found on Facebook:

your brain on piano

Smarty Dance . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

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Smarty Dance . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck   

The brain-dance connection.

Doing Life Together

folk dancersWhen I was a music education major at Duquesne University in the early 1970s, I took a course called Eurythmics, which used rhythmic physical movements to teach musical concepts. One facet of the course was learning folk dances from around the world. Subsequently, folk dancing is one of my most pleasant memories of my college years.

Several years ago I wanted to experience that joy again. A Google search led me to the Phoenix International Folk Dancers, a group of people who meet weekly to dance and promote folk dancing.

When I first joined the group, I found the dances difficult and physically demanding. I couldn’t execute the moves gracefully. I couldn’t keep up with the other dancers. Looking around, I noticed that most of the dancers were my age and older—some well into their 80s and 90s. And it hit me—these were people who had been dancing since they were young…

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