It’s that time of day. You finally have a moment to catch your breath. Maybe the kids have left for school, or you finished most of the house chores, or your kids have moved out and now you have a bit more time for you.
I remember back in high school discovering new music like I was searching for the Holy Grail. When I found a new band that excited me a door opened to an entire new world filled with inspiration. I’d tell every friend I knew about them to share them with others. Then something happened. Once it…
Incorporating the arts into classroom learning can boost academic skills, creativity and motivation, says Sandra Ruppert, director of the Arts Education Partnership. Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland piloted an arts-integration program in 15 schools last year and expanded it to 41 schools this year.
The author, a psychologist with over 35 years experience in the lab, classroom, and clinic, shares two lessons that he has learned in his work with gifted and creative kids. The first lesson is that talent development among gifted kids requires more than high intelligence. The second lesson is that success in adult life requires both head strengths and heart strengths.
'I’ve put together this list of 30 of the most profound and perspective-broadening quotes I’ve ever read. The hope is that these pebbles of thought will disrupt your worldview and challenge you to claim a more thoughtful, creative, compassionate existence.' Jordan Bates
Did you know Leonardo da Vinci barely finished any of his projects?! In today's art activity with Artist Think I have a special video to show you. I talk about an insightful book that's from the time of the Renaissance. It's written by Giorgio Vasari and he shares the stories he hears as well as personal accounts…
Can successful art be joyful? Some of my most recognized work is work created during a time of pain. I’ve shared this story before: how I painted two artworks just before a major surgery. The artwork was about that surgery.
Photorealist painting is one form of creative expression that demands a high degree of technical prowess and attention to detail – which may be enhanced by the personality trait of high sensitivity. // A profile on the artist notes that Ralph...
Here we have a refreshingly honest look into the daily routine of a professional wordsmith. It's a play-by-play that provides insight into some of the best practices, habits and subjective experiences of best-selling author Ryan Holiday.
When I’m feeling anxious or stressed I have a hard time focusing on much of anything. I know making art would likely be a good idea, but despite this knowledge, I can struggle. I focus on a problem (like, what would be a quality new name for this amazing space?) and obsessively think about it.…
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