Archive | April, 2011

Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/29/11

Who doesn’t love their weekly dose of inspiring links on creativity and writing that The Artist’s Road tweeted during the week @on_creativity? But did you know the tweets offer insights into your blogger’s week? This week your faithful blogger found his schedule get away from him (yes, that passive wording frames your blogger as a […]

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Art for Everyone?

Today we’re featuring a guest post from Carrie Ellen Brummer, an artist, teacher, learner, and dreamer who is writing a compelling book about… well, I’ll let her share the story. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ […]

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What Defines an Artist? Self-Taught vs. Trained

What defines an artist? Is it the production of a creative work? Is it the result of training in the craft? These questions were on my mind over a holiday break as I toured the American Visionary Art Museum at Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. All of the works displayed in the museum are from self-taught […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/22/11

Many readers of The Artist’s Road enjoy curling up with a comfy blanket every Friday night to enjoy my weekly links on creativity and writing. But while they’re clicking away this Friday night I’ll be in rocking out in Baltimore to a band that is a writer’s delight — Rush. Take the lyrics to “Freewill,” […]

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The Power of Play: Escape From the Tyranny of Technique

Today we’re featuring a guest post from the multi-talented InterPlay leader Kate Arms-Roberts, who will share insights on creativity and on what the heck InterPlay is. Picasso spoke of taking a lifetime to learn to paint like a child. There is a developmental pattern common to many creatives. Early in creative development, interest and inspiration […]

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Three Authors Every Writer Should Read

I’m afraid I’m not going to give you the answer to that question. I’m asking it of you. This is a selfish attempt to crowdsource wisdom before I begin a low-residency MFA in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I’m suspecting I’m not sufficiently “well read” to take on this challenge. My anxiety […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 4/15/11

I know you never take for granted each Creativity Tweets of the Week, featuring the week’s best tweets I have sent on creativity and writing. This week I was true to you even while vacationing in Florida with my in-laws. You can rest assured that the Artist’s Road will always be there for you.* CREATIVITY […]

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Collaboration and Mutual Respect

Frank Sinatra said he lived his life “My Way,” but a filmmaker and screenwriter I met in Providence, Rhode Island has a more democratic approach to life. I visited Eileen Boarman while she was directing a Public Service Announcement, or PSA, for Rhode Island Department of Transportation. She allowed me to film a bit of […]

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A Circle of Trust

It’s been fifteen years since I’ve been in a writer’s group. Not coincidentally, it’s been fifteen years since I was living an art-committed life. Last week I participated in an inaugural meeting of a writer’s group. We cobbled ourselves together in various ways — one posted her card on a writer’s center bulletin board, others […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 4/8/11

As I assemble this week’s top links on creativity and writing I promoted this week on Twitter, more than a million Americans — many of them here where I live in Washington, D.C. — are facing a forced, unpaid vacation in the form of a U.S. government shutdown. The good news is they will join […]

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