Tag: creativity

  • mayBE 2015: nineteen.

    Today I have a guest post from Kailey Chislett-Mohammed, a young entrepreneur who is a mentor to my children. I met Kailey a few years ago when she was a volunteer at my children’s outdoor program.  Recently she has been taking a group of families through one of our area’s largest parks to wander about and explore the habitat.  In […]

  • mayBE 2015: fourteen.

    Today my good friend Marisa is guest posting!  I have known Marisa for over 20 years and she is also a part of the “I married my high school sweetheart” club. ( She actually is a member of “I married my grade school sweetheart club”). She has been a constant source of creative inspiration.  I […]

  • mayBE 2015: twelve.

    Today I am featuring Rowena, an inspiring entrepreneur, who runs the etsy shop Paper + Cloth.  Technically we have known each other for a very long time, maintaining a casual acquaintance as we travel the periphery of shared family and friends.  Lately our paths have crossed more online, a feeling of kindred spirits and mutual admiration for […]

  • mayBE 2015: nine.

    Today I am featuring historian and author, Suzanne Desrochers, who also happens to be my cousin-in-law.  Her book, Bride of New France: A Novel, became a national bestseller.  I am very grateful she took the time to answer my questions and share her thoughts on creativity as a writer and as a mother.        Thanks Sue! […]

  • mayBE 2015: seven.

    Today I have a guest post from my good friend Lynn who is also a local artisan. After knowing Lynn for a number of years now, I have watched her make and create.  Actually, whenever I am with her, she is always making or thinking about her newest project. She makes handmade wool products and you can see more […]

  • mayBE 2015: six.

    “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day–that is the highest of arts.” […]

  • mayBE 2015: four.

    “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” -Buddha Today I am taking yesterday’s prompt of exploring the straight line and the curve and taking it one step further.  We are taking a closer look at something we take for granted – letters.  Letters are all made up of the simplest […]

  • mayBE 2015: three.

    “In a way, nobody sees a flower really, it is so small, we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” – Georgia O’Keefe My children notice things before I do.  They see the red-winged blackbird long before its call signals its presence.  They see the beauty of […]

  • mayBE 2015: two.

    One of my goals this month is to extend this project past my own personal journey with creativity and really have a conversation with people about it.  Combinatorial creativity is at the heart of this path into possibility. A few days ago, I interviewed  Hansy Lizano, an artist that I had met on our recent trip to […]

  • mayBE 2015: one.

    Welcome to mayBE 2015! And Hello MAY. Today is the start of a project in creativity.  (For more info on this project, visit here.) But I’d like to think of it a little more like a journey. Read the entire prompt before jumping in.  And remember, this shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.  Don’t overthink […]