8 Things You Can Do Today To Be More Creative

Creativity is more muscle than it is magic. When we work it out, it gets stronger and when we fail to exercise it, we get weaker. The act of creating takes sweat and effort. A series of studies done on some of the most creative “geniuses” in history has identified a few trends common in extremely…

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The Power Of Friction & Adoration.

Your best stuff, the art that matters to you and to others, only gets created in the balance of friction and adoration. As artists we all need to have both forces present in our lives. Friction is good. It challenges us. It forces us to think different, work different, try things. Friction does not allow…

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Why Being Uncomfortable Will Make You Great

“The edge of uncomfortable is where you find greatness.” – Unknown Uncomfortable can look like a lot of things: Being pushed to do something you didn’t think possible. A lack of resources. A sideways teammate. Relationships. Being out of our comfort zone. Breaking “the norm.” Taking chances. A boss/employee/teammate who pushes your buttons. Expectations. Deadlines….

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What Do You Do With Your Crazy Idea?

“I have an idea.” These 4 words maybe the most powerful 4 words in our language. But what makes an idea good instead of crazy? And is a crazy idea a bad idea? I think we have so many descriptors that we place before the word “idea” that we don’t even know what is what…

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Are you making art, history, or just noise?

“Every Day is a Chance to Create Art & History”. Sunday does not happen on Sunday, it happens Monday through Saturday. We create and work every day for the chance to share our art on Sunday. A chance to help communicate a loving, caring, grace filled God with a hurting world. Not for arts sake…for…

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How To Handle Criticism. 5 Things You Need To Know!

Art is not as easy as data. Data is cold, lifeless, and not emotional. 
When criticism is aimed at data very quickly the truth is identified, evaluated, and then we move forward. But art is connected to its creator…the artist, you. 
When we create art a small little piece of ourselves is connected to our…

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Does Creativity Need Faith?

Faith and creativity have a lot more in common than most would think. Both are important to how we live. Both require are core to the soul of who we are… Faith is the evidence of things unseen. Creativity is uncovering the unseen. Faith grows with work and is dead without it. Creativity gets better…

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Why We Do Show & Tell

I am a firm believer that creativity is a lot more muscle than it is magic. If you are going to stay your creative best you have to do some work, the creative exercises that will keep your muscles strong! In an effort to encourage our team to continually be looking for things that inspire them,…

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You are creative and what you do matters!

You are creative. You create stuff and the stuff you create matters. Being creative has probably left you confused, unsettled, and at times frustrated beyond belief. You wonder why you have to be wired the way you are and feel the things you feel. But being creative is a gift that allows you to usher in…

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Should we do this?

Don’t you just LOVE busywork?  Of course not. No one sets out to create busywork just to keep idle hands busy but sometimes it happens. As creative leaders it is our responsibility to make sure our teams are working at optimum efficiency and creative projects. None of us have time to sit back and take…

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Are you Bored or Boring?

I get bored. Often. And usually when I get bored, I start to drift. I’m just being honest. Doing the same thing over and over doesn’t engage me creatively or fill me up…it drives me CRAZY! I like new challenges. I like new projects and new opportunities. I like to be told something can’t be…

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