Mural by students from Golden Gates Middle School

Creative Thinking 101: Creativity is not Competitive

Creativity is not Competitive. This is a hard one for most people. In the western world, we’re so programmed to believe that life is a contest to be won. We’ve always been inundated with contests in all forms. With a narrow worldview of winners and losers, no wonder people lack creative confidence. We shy away … Read more

The Languages of the Soul Can Be Learned

The language of the soul at its finest, is about unfiltered expression of the authentic self. Kids have no inhibitions about this kind of thing, but for adults, it’s scary and risky, and there is deep fear about judgement and getting it wrong. We agree with education guru and TED Talk champion, Sir Ken Robinson … Read more

Cut and Paste Your Life

Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. -Austin Kleon This is a quote from one of our favorite books called, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon. The book is about how creative people … Read more

Creative Thinking 101: Take Your Imagination Seriously

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, it is more powerful in the mature than in the young… – W. Somerset Maugham All creative people take imagination seriously. We pay a lot of attention to it, we honor its power, we believe in the importance of stretching our own imagination, and using it … Read more

My Creative Journey

I also discovered that I was a creative person later in life. My discovery came under the guise of decorating and craft. But, the undeniable feelings of the “lightning bolt moments” charged me and brought me to life after completing a creative task. About 20 years ago I was asked to join a monthly craft … Read more

Detail of a Van Gogh painted on a chair

The Inspiration for the Creative Revival Company

I discovered that I was a creative person late in life. It was an absolute surprise to me. What stunned me most was how I could be so unaware of it for so long. I liked art as a kid, but it was never strongly encouraged by anyone, and so I didn’t pursue it. My … Read more