Archive | Creativity Series

Organization: How Much is Enough?

Many of us struggle with keeping a craft room organized, but I had to ask myself the other day, "How much is enough?"  One of my favorite writers on creativity, Mark McGuiness, has a free e-book 20 Blocks to Creativity.  In the chapter on disorganization, he says: "Take a step back and look at your […]

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“I’m Just Not Creative”

If you believe you're just not creative, you're not alone.  Mark McGuiness is one of my favorite writers/bloggers on the topic of creativity.  He is also a business coach for creative people, so he has seen up close and personal all the blocks people can face when they don't feel creative.  In fact he's hit […]

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How Can Mindfulness Enhance Creativity?

How can mindfulness help enhance creativity?  This is a question I've been exploring lately, and wanted to share some things with you. I've been using mindfulness in my own life, and teaching my psychotherapy clients to use it as well.  It is a way to step outside of the feelings and thoughts that we tend […]

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Why You Need to be Organized to be Creative

"Why you need to be organised to be creative" is the first chapter in Mark McGuinness' free E-book, Time Management for Creative People.  (He is from England, hence the spelling of "organised.")  Mark has some wonderful things to say about how our creative expression is enhanced by routine and organization.  Do "routine" and "organization" sound […]

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Nurturing Creativity Part 16

I hope you've been enjoying these posts on creativity.  It has been a lot of fun writing them, and hearing your responses.  This will be the last weekly Nurturing Creativity post I do, as I'm ready to put my energies in other directions.  Not that I won't keep sharing tips for nurturing your creativity in […]

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Nurturing Creativity Part 15

The definition of creativity we’ve been exploring is: The ability to imagine something that does not yet exist and then bring it into existence. Last week I shared some thoughts about the first part of the process, using the imagination.  You can view that post HERE. Once you’ve envisioned a project, or at least a […]

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Nurturing Creativity Part 12

  How we access and express our inherent creativity is different for everyone.  I assume that since you’re here visiting Stamping Madly, you’re probably a paper crafter and cardmaker.  But the principles we’re exploring work no matter where you want to apply your creativity.  One question you might want to ask yourself is “What is […]

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Nurturing Creativity Part 11

Have you ever sat down to make a card and stared at your workspace because you don’t know where to start?  You are not alone!  I hear this from my customers all the time.   Often when I’m ready to make a card, I come to the table with an idea of what I want to […]

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