Notes and News
The Covid Component in Creative Acts
Ever since March, when Covid forced us to shelter at home and take on cyberspace as our classroom, I’ve been teaching online. The zoom lessons have been going really well. In fact, they’re going so well I have to ask myself, “why?” These are the same private students who had been coming in week after…Read More
THE UNIFYING FORCE OF TECHNOLOGY
The idea of a “global village” popularized some 60 years ago by Canadian thinker, Marshall McLuhan, has never been so true as it is today. By definition, it means the world considered as a single community linked by telecommunications. December 2019, when one distant family in our global village got sick, the other far-away members…Read More
SELF WORTH: Floundering or Flourishing?
Do we need to just chill? Allow ourselves to go ahead and sleep in, to relax for once? Or do we need to take advantage of these extra hours every day and aim to create something wonderful? Or do we do both? Are there really enough hours in the day to relax and chill, then…Read More
Transformation, Growth And Belief
Tell a pollywog they will never have a voice and then listen as one day his ribbits reverberate out into the atmosphere. Call a caterpillar a slimy awkward ungainly creature then witness her fly on delicate wings that seem to have been painted by the gods. Stay with me, readers. There’s a decent metaphor to…Read More
Why Does Everyone Want To Sing?
Okay, maybe not everyone, but it seems to me that droves of people wish they could sing. There are quite a few shows like America’s Got Talent that feature singers whose ratings are through the roof to support this claim. There are countless YouTube channels that feature fledgling vocal artists around the world. Using a camera phone like the megaphones of old, a singer will lift up her voice for no one, hoping to garner everyone’s attention and touch us through music and lyrics in the same way she have been touched. It’s a thing.Read More
Unfoldment – Creativity And Coronavirus
UNFOLDMENT – Creativity And Coronavirus Today my grandbaby is due. My very first grandchild is expected to enter the world today. According to the doctor’s calculations and the multiple ultrasounds and the tracking of a woman’s cycle, today is the day. A glorious Friday in March, 2020. Of course, we wait the whole day…Read More
Twenty Plenty – Creativity In 2020
Well, now that it’s February, a full month into 2020, I’m finally used to writing the date. It has stopped jarring me, but it took a while. It’s just that for many of my adult years, probably since I was twenty, the thought of 2020 would conjure up images of George Jetson and cities in…Read More
What Is A Creativist?
If you’ve dabbled in other books about Creativity, you may have noticed most teachers call the Creator of a work “a Creative.” This title seems to work well, in place of calling everyone folks, or Creative people, or artists, and then parsing out inventor, musician, writer, singer, etc. However, when I was working on my…Read More
Connection Conundrum Interview
7 Questions With Author Rene Urbanovich We sat down with Rene to discuss the launch of her new book The Creativity Connection Conundrum?, what it means to be creative and just how the creativity process has evolved in the last ten years. Rene what inspired you to write The Creativity Connection Conundrum? My own relationship with my Creativity was so…Read More
Creativity Connection Conundrum – An Insight
Creativity C̶o̶n̶n̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ Conundrum – An Insight Rene Urbanovich As a voice teacher, I work with my students to connect our different tones in order to sound fluid. We try to connect with the material we…Read More