Tag Archives: creativity

Glass Artists Making A Difference | Hilltop Artists

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***Artists Making A Difference: Dale Chihuly & Hilltop Artists***

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

          Dale Chihuly’s new exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens opens tomorrow. I thought this would be a good time to look beyond his spectacular art to the difference that Chihuly is making to young people in his community of Tacoma, Washington through the Hilltop Artists. Explore the full website here and learn about this wonderful way of helping young people through the arts.

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Source: Who We Are | Hilltop Artists

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

The Creative Apothecary Supports the Arts for All Young People!

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Shakespeare, ecology, and environmental concerns – An Earth Day essay

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***Shakespeare Birthday Series: Shakespeare & Nature***

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Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

          Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Enjoy this earth-day related essay about ecology and the environment in Shakespeare’s day. Reflect also on the important of nature in Shakespeare’s work.

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Source: Shakespeare, ecology, and environmental concerns – An Earth Day essay

Courtesy of The Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Creative Apothecary Rejoices in the Timelessness of Shakespeare!

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100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: A Mini-Course in Becoming More Creative***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          This absolutely wonderful share from Medium is one to keep and return to frequently. It is NOT a quick read but truly a mini-course in becoming more creative, with each one of the 100 ways with links to a suggested reading. This is really one for exploration over time. You can dip into it at any point and get a good idea.

          I decided that the most appropriate featured images for this post were some Story People from Brian Andreas, an creative person indeed! (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: 100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creative Spirit in All of Us!

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Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program…

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***Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Shakespeare in Prisons***

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Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

          Using the arts in prison settings for rehabilitation is  a positive and growing phenomenon in our dysfunctional systems. I have posted before about Shakespeare in New York prisons. Today’s post shares the story about a Michigan-based organization, Shakespeare Behind Bars, that also has some interesting links to Kentucky Shakespeare. It grew out of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, is now independent, and continues to work in both Kentucky and Michigan. Explore the full website and understand the wonderful work they are doing.

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Source: Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program bringing theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

The Creative Apothecary Supports Arts in Prison Rehabilitation!

 

 

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Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Think Differently***

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          Zat Rana’s essay this morning on Medium is one that each of us needs to read every so often. It is so easy to slip into the everyday thinking like everyone else and so destructive of our potential. The essay is graceful, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank you, Zat Rana!

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Source: Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Ways of Thinking, Understanding, and Acting!

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At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art | The Japan Times

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***Creative Aging Series: Focus on Artists Active at 90 and Beyond***

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

          I seem to find another artist still working at over 90–even over 100–at least once a week. Today’s post shares the story of Toko Shinoda, a Japanese artist who is the only living artist honored with her own postage stamp, as well as a current exhibition in Japan. I think there is a lesson here for all of us–do some kind of art on a regular basis and keep well!

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Source: At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art | The Japan Times

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts for Everyone!

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Art Hives | Transforming communities

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***The Arts & Community Development Series: Art Hives***

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

            The key word is “connection.” Small local organizations gain strength and support by knowing about and sharing with others doing similar work. The Art Hives is such an organization, linking local groups offering arts-making to all to one another around the world. Check out their work–it may be an excellent network for your organization to join.

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Source: Art Hives | Transforming communities

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of Art Hives!

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Give Yourself Something to Pursue. Even if You Fail, The World is Better off With You Having Tried

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Pursue, Persist, Prevail–Personal Development at Its Best***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          I have decided that there are three P’s we need to make part of our everyday living–Pursue, Persist, Prevail. Today’s post is a thoughtful and inspiring meditation on the importance of pursuing an idea and seeing it through to shaping something that will make a difference. Whatever the outcome, the pursuit is important.  The featured images are from Brian Andreas and his Story People. (You can see more Story People at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: Give Yourself Something to Pursue. Even if You Fail, The World is Better off With You Having Tried

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Salutes All Who Pursue, Persist, and Prevail!

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Our cult of “genius” is blinding us to true genius all around, say Leonardo da Vinci’s biographers — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Late Bloomers & Unexpected Genius***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          Leonardo is my favorite person from Renaissance history; I think it is more his endless curiosity that has always fascinated me, rather than any single accomplishment. This essay from Quartz is a very important read because it focuses on what we miss about extraordinary people: they can bloom at any age and they are all around us if we would but look. The featured images are from Brian Andreas and his Story People. (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: Our cult of “genius” is blinding us to true genius all around, say Leonardo da Vinci’s biographers — Quartz

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Late Bloomers Everywhere!

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Las Vegas Street Art Moved Me To Tears – Be Yourself

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***Art in Public Spaces Series: Las Vegas***

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

          I have always been fascinated by art on walls in public spaces–back in the mid-1990s I often photographed graffiti in Switzerland on my way back from a consulting trip to Albania. Paint on the various surfaces of public areas has moved far beyond the graffiti of those years. Today’s post is a wonderful survey of art on the walls of buildings in Las Vegas, a treat for both the eyes and the mind. Perhaps your city needs its own Life Is Beautiful Art Festival. Enjoy!

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Source: Las Vegas Street Art Moved Me To Tears – Be Yourself

Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Wall Art in Public Places!

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