yancey’s CreativeMornings activity
Jon Burgerman The Art of Doodling
Definitely get out and have lunch and get away. Because it is very important, it resets your brain. Getting through the trough period—the only way to do that is to get out and go for a walk.
Johnson Witehira Ko wai e tū nei? Who stands here?
We can't undo the things that our ancestors have done to each other—the lands taken, the promises broken, and some of the dreams forgotten—but I think as designers, as artists, as whatever you are doing here; it's your responsibility to imagine this type of New Zealand that hasn't yet happened.
Laura Khalil Courage
Suzanne Benton Rise to the Occasion
My art feeds my activism and my activism feeds my art.
It's just a thought. Those thoughts are just as important as standing up and saying 'I am willing to do a little work.'
We all start out with a lot of courage because we are born. That first house that held us got too small, so we had to get out and that's our mandate from then on—growing, learning, being curious, getting that air, getting that light, having that hunger...hunger helps courage, too.
I adopted courage as a habit and the more I used courage as a habit, the easier it became to be courageous.
When I focused on something that scared me, I could move mountains.
Karen Anderson Karen Anderson
I can do this, but what's the backlash? ...what's going to happen? I want to share this, it's a dream project—everyone is going to hate it... And, this felt even better—it made me feel this love from Atlanta. It kept me going. It reminds me everyday, that that curiosity, if it's true, if it's really speaking to you...that I felt that love, that I felt the embrace and I will always be grateful.
Jude Robison Creativity happens in the present moment
If we are missing our present life because we are so caught in thoughts about the past and the future, if we are living so much in the future and so much in the past and not in the present, then we are missing our life and we are missing lots of information about what's true for us.
It's strengthening that sort of flexibility and openness and fearlessness of our minds. We are training and we do that by noticing and coming back, noticing and coming back. It's like reps.
What creativity requires is a flexible brain. A brain that can go from right to left depending on what we need.
Basically, being present for our experience, in the moment, what ever it is—good, bad, indifferent. We are training to be present in our lives. This is the only moment we have.
Akira Satake Moments: Akira Satake
It's a collaboration between me, the fire, ash and the clay. So... it's many things that are very surprising.