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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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Lightning Flies

July evenings are full of ligtning flies. Flitter and glitter, on and off the page. Work it with Rhythm and Movement and connect art to the everyday with Tap. Check out Starters for ideas.

Rhythm and Movement

Add movement with lines.

Put your pen to paper, and mimic a heart beat, repeating, regular.

Now try erratic, then scrolling, then choppy.


Materials suggest moods, memories, associations.
Shake it up.

Begin with the sentimental. Place objects with meaning before yourself. Rest your eyes on each and drift.

Trace connections. Imagine nerve synapes firing in response. Categorize the types of reaction—a rush of warmth, a smile, feelings of frustration.

Next learn the power of everyday objects—a dirty sink, the creak of a door, a tidy desk. Manipulate these surroundings, and feel your mood change.

Now mix it up. Introduce yourself to the unusual. Curled metal shards from the junk yard, evidence of high drama, but not your own. Worn china from an antique shop.

How does it make you feel?


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

  • segmentation
  • a permeable surface
  • allow entry
  • go solo
  • left, right, up and down
  • a heartbeat and pin stripes
  • the blank page
  • seismic waves pulse
  • brackets confine
  • release frustration
  • scratch, rip, tear
  • two held as one

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