Twyla Tharp, “The Creative Habit,” and coming up with new ideas

I had the pleasure this week of hearing Twyla Tharp, dancer and choreographer, and author of the famous book, “The Creative Habit” speak at Hofstra University. Her book, which I already read, is on many “best books on creativity” lists. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hear her speak. She was no nonsenseContinue reading “Twyla Tharp, “The Creative Habit,” and coming up with new ideas”

Just 5 minutes of sketching

I’ve been sketching everyday. To accomplish this I’ve committed to “just 5 minutes.” Even on the busiest days, I figure I can spare 5 minutes. My old schedule was of a couple of hours of creating, one day a week, with shorter periods added here and there. But by the time another creative day came along, I sometimes couldn’t rememberContinue reading “Just 5 minutes of sketching”

Just get started…and the ideas will come.

I try to paint or draw everyday. The first step for me is to pull everything out of the closet and set it up on the kitchen table. This seems like an obvious step, but my point is I don’t wait for that bolt of inspiration to strike. Occasionally, I know what I’m going to paint as I head forContinue reading “Just get started…and the ideas will come.”