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MUSINGS Lessons in Creativity


Settle In
Stir it Up
Summer Heat
Lightning Flies
Turning In
As you Are
Leaves Fall

12 Steps thru Creativity
Breaking Down Barriers


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Summer Heat

June is here! It's time to heat things up. Add intensity. Get into the Groove. Extend your doodling with Swoop and Fill and overcome barriers with Mature Rebellion. Check out Starters for ideas.

Swoop and Fill

Take a pen and a blank sheet of paper and swirl, curl, and swoop in overlappling curved lines. Do that until it feels good, and stop when it gets boring.

Now pick out three patterns with which you will fill all the white spaces. Make a game of it. Try not to use the same pattern in adjacent spaces. You won't be able to 100% of the time, but if you try, the effort will keep your left brain busy.

Help the process by allowing half of your attention to be involved with something else-listening to music, watching t.v., or listening to a conversation.

Enjoy the simplicity of the activity.

Mature Rebellion

Return to the magical time of childhood.
Wonder, awe, simplicity.

What was fond for you?

Washing egg dye down the sink?
Watching the trees bend?

Moments of transformation and surprise.

Now imagine a javelin pierced through the ground.

When did it stop? When was your sense of wonder diminished?

Was it an adult’s insistance to draw inside the lines?

What do you have to say about that now?

Scribble all over the lines and enjoy your mature rebellion.


Consider the words and below; Choose those that stir your imagination.

  • a surprise awaits
  • around the bend
  • the future unfolds
  • friction
  • upside down
  • forward stance
  • salute
  • from the depths
  • recoil and extend
  • trace the curve
  • extend into space
  • form follows

May we find our vision, learn our way, define our path, and meet our purpose.