Wednesday, July 27, 2016

5 Good Reasons to Take a Summer Break

I didn't really mean to take a summer break... it just kind of happened.  And it hasn't really been a break...just a break from the blog while I focus my limited energies on another project (we'll get to that in a minute!).

I was reading a newsletter from Susannah Conway the other day and that's when it hit me.  Summer break.  I've taken what I needed even though I didn't intend to!  And I'm going to embrace it for the rest of the summer without apology!

Every summer, August to be exact, Susannah engages in an August Break where she focuses on taking pictures rather than blogging.  Yes, that play on words was intentional.  I plan on joining her for the month of August and even following along with the prompts!  Want to join in too?  Take a look here:
I love this idea!

So, onto the good reasons to take a summer break.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

7 Steps to Show Grace to Your Creative Self

Why Do Creatives Need Grace?

Extending grace to yourself is essential to the creative life.  
Withholding grace and hanging onto guilt robs us of energy that we could use more creatively elsewhere.  Tweet: Withholding grace and hanging onto guilt robs us of energy that we could use more creatively elsewhere @Therese_Kay

Refusing to forgive, or extend grace, keeps us anchored to the past, which makes it difficult to move forward. 

7 steps to show grace to your creative self

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Creative Alchemy: 6 Practices to Generate Ideas

There are creativity questions we often get asked or we ask ourselves:

  • Where do you get your ideas?
  • How did you get so creative?
  • How can I increase my creativity?

These are both easy and difficult questions to answer.  Philosophically speaking, I would find it challenging, but fun, to discuss the origins of creativity.  It’s kind of fascinating, ya know?

On a more practical level, it’s a matter of alchemy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Top Ten Things I Love about My Camera

¯ Me and my camera, strolling down the avenue… ¯

Yes, I have a love affair with my camera! It’s true. I wish I could say it never let me down, always stayed by my side, and was ready to go whenever I was, but that might be pushing things a little bit (that's what my iPhone is for!)

Without further ado, here are the top 10 things I love about my camera!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What Do You Say When Life Knocks You Speechless?

Gosh, I really wish I knew how to answer that.  Life can be so complex and yet does it really need to be?  People's words and actions can fly so quickly and loosely and thoughtlessly.  They can cause so much pain, intentionally or not. My heart is reeling with the pain of the recent shooting in Orlando.  I wish I knew the words to say. I wish I could speak words of comfort and healing but they escape me.