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Simplifying Creativity: Exploring quick and easy ways to boost your creativity

The Creative Spark Podcast- Episode 3

Creativity is like a muscle. The more we use it the stronger it becomes. In this Creative Spark conversation I will talk with Maria Gatling about fun, quick, and easy ways to train the creative muscle and how to get … Continue reading

Creative Learning

The Creative Spark Podcast- Episode 2

In today’s episode I’ve got Marissa Wahkuna Campbell from the Creative Learning Initiative on the show to talk about how creative strategies can improve academic learning. Podcast   In this chat Marissa shares: How she became a creative all-rounder who … Continue reading

What is the essence of entrepreneurship?

Impressions from the Small Business Festival, Austin

Italian mammas are famous for their amazing sugo (pasta sauce). After breakfast they assemble the sauce and they let it simmer throughout the day until it is ready for dinner. Not only does the smell enrich every moment of that … Continue reading

How to Prepare Our Kids for Their Future

Creative thinking - job skill #1

I am the mother of four children. Two of my kids are in public schools; the other two are in college or transition to college. Our kids’ future and how to prepare for it is a constant topic in our house. … Continue reading

A dab here, a swoop there

Guest Blogger: Chris Margocs

Chris Margocs has recently participated in one of my workshops and writes about this experience from her personal experience. My grandfather was an artist.  I remember seeing india-ink sketches of dogs on his wall; I can picture a stub of drawing … Continue reading

The Creative Spark Podcast

Episode 1 - Creativity on the Spot

Creative Spark Podcast Guest: Shana Merlin The Founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin, is one of the most experienced and sought after improv teachers in Central Texas. She founded Merlin-Works, in 2003 to provide custom training, interactive presentations, and comedy shows to … Continue reading

10 Most Relevant Questions for Understanding Creativity

What is creativity? Creativity is most commonly defined as an idea that is new and useful. A new idea doesn’t need to invent the wheel; it can be a new combination of old ideas. Steve Jobs said that “creativity is … Continue reading