Dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask. — X-Files

Mar 22 2008

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin

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12 Secrets of Highly Creative WomenA while back I read the book “The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women – A portable mentor” by Gail McMeekin. I have since loaned this book to several friends who have enjoyed it very much.

The book in general has a bunch of good advice, experiences, stories, wisdoms and exercises to help you work through different stages and mastering challenges so you can reach your goal of being creative.

For the most part, a lot of it, for me, I already know or as I read had affirmed things that I had wondered about. But for someone who needs encouragement to step out of their comfort zone, to take a leap of faith, to do what they have always dreamed of doing, this book is for you.

The book is sectioned into 3 Gateways. Each Gateway has subsections pertaining to the Gateways theme. The first Gateway is called “Engaging Your Creativity” and is about acknowledging your creative self, honoring your inspirations, following your fascinations and surrendering to creative cycles. Read more »

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Feb 29 2008

My Inspiration

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Inspiration is just about everywhere even in my dreams.

I remember very clearly what I was doing when the Creative Brainstorm lightening bolt hit me upside the head. I was in the middle of reading Maria and Charlie Girsch’s book Fanning The Creative Spirit and all of a sudden I realized that I needed to create a site that I could share inspiring stuff.

Where to start, how to go about it, what the heck was I doing, were some of the questions I was asking myself. Then I thought, who the heck cares, just get on with it and so I started collecting, writing, drawing, reading, photography, and designing. The point is is that I was being inspired and I was creating and this is what I had been looking for when I first started this crusade.

For me it comes down to putting myself in situations that make me think, dream, and create. What makes you inspired? Email me at heyyou [at] creativebrainstorm [dot] com. I’d love to write up an article about it.

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