Creativity And Chaos

Sparks Of Creativity And Chaos

Creativity And Chaos October was quite a chaotic month for me and my family. My daughter’s wedding was in the works so we housed over 25 guests, set up and tore down an ambitious event in wine country, cooked, cleaned, toured the Hollywood sign and visited the walk of Fame. If my neighbors were attempting…

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Creativity And Death

Creativity And Death

Creativity And Death Recently, my daughter Rosie and I went to visit a family member in the intensive care unit after a heart attack. We scurried through the corridors on the way to his room noting that this hospital was utterly beautiful, with spraying fountains and bright green plants; the staff was cheerful and the…

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Creativity And Festivity

Dog In Creative Halloween Costume

Creativity And Festivity Okay, the wrinkled and rancid pumpkins from Halloween are in the trash. The Thanksgiving platters are shiny clean. Another holiday is on the horizon and I’m already zapped! Since about sixteen days ago, the sun started disappearing surprisingly too early and coffee doesn’t quite do the trick.  My get up and go…

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Creativity And Giving

Creativity And Giving We are smack in the middle of the holiday season, in which culture imposes the act of giving on just about everyone, everywhere. Advertisers, corporations, businesses, and banks drive the gift-giving bandwagon for profit via friends, families, colleagues, and neighbors. The frenzy of shopping, purchasing, crafting and wrapping is upon us whether…

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EXPANDING from the INSIDE OUT

Expanding From The Inside Out

  EXPANDING FROM THE INSIDE OUT Creativity connects us to depths unawares and when that happens we expand from the inside out… Sometimes the internal will drive the external and sometimes the external will drive the internal. Sometimes it’s symbiotic. When I’m having trouble getting it together and being who I want to be or…

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MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVITY

Maternally Yours

I didn’t have much time left. About a month. My pregnancy had been surreal thus far. The baby felt like he was doing skateboard tricks on the insides of my abdomen. In Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown, the pregnant Elizabeth sat in her rocking chair day after day, and someone had the nerve to call…

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Fall 2014 Seminars

Rene Teaching

The Creativity Seminars last semester at Art Center and SAG went really well. Every time I interact with Creativity Material I am energized. As artists, we visited the concept from physics that suggests our partnership in creating reality; and as singers we visited the concept of string theory (vibrations) that are at the heart of…

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Performances

We performed at the Woodshed on the 28th and the singers’ sets are being uploaded right now! I’m impressed with the voices, the control, the emotion, the remakes, risks and creative energy. We also put up a benefit set for JUSTIN TIME CHILDREN’S House this Sunday. The show itself (EMMA HOWARD, BEAU MIRCHOFF, SAM POON,…

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Writer’s Conference Summary

Once per year I attend a writer’s conference where I can meet other writers and hone my craft and learn about marketing. This one knocked me down just a wee bit with the reality of the changing marketplace for books and the state-of-the-agent. I met some great folks (maybe even some I’ll keep in touch…

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

January 2016 Treasure Troll, Tehachape CA (Date TBA) March 2015 Pepperdine, Malibu –Voice January 2015: Crafton Hills Community College December 11th: ESL Conference, Long Beach CA November 19th: SAG AFTRA Sightsinging CLass, LA CA “Creativity for the Singer” October 5th 2014: Benefit for JUSTINTIME Children’s House starring Broadway Performer Emma Howard & MTV Star Beau…

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