Behind the Masquerade Mask: Developing Creativity in the Dark

I believe there are times when we develop creativity in the dark. By this I mean, we give ourselves permission to hide while we explore our identities. During these shadowy times, we become like children sampling what calls to our hearts. A precious spontaneity sweeps over us, and we dare to do something never attempted before. …

The Chocolate Bark Company

Here's a delightful post by Kay Johnson that will tickle your taste buds: If you are going to be absent from your blog for a while, you really should have a good excuse. Can I just say one word in my defense? Chocolate As in…fully involved…grownup…chocolate. I’ve been working a temporary Christmas job at The Chocolate …

The Pioneer Spirit of Creativity by Feature Writer Jeanne Peterson

Meet Jeanne Peterson, a pilot, a grandma, a home renovator, and a creative eclectic. I met Jeanne through exploring her intriguing blog http://flyinggma.com/. Jeanne kindly consented to writing a feature post to explain what creativity means to her. So sit back, relax, and enjoy “The Pioneer Spirit of Creativity” by following this link to my creativity …

The Bewitching Hour

The bewitching hour, I strongly suspect, occurs between 3:00 and 4:00 am because that’s when I’m waking up with all kinds of oddities on my mind.  Art by Elya Moline Sleep falls gently, tucking expectations snugly under chin…until the early morning hours when, I am convinced, the creative fairies spring wide-awake.  During these 3 o'clock risings, phrases …

How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part I

Do you want a fun project to do that expresses your identity exploration? Try making your own masquerade mask. This idea resulted from my most frequently visited post, Self Disclosure. Daily, people find my personal blog through searching for post about masquerade masks. Masks possess an appeal for some people. Perhaps their mysterious nature invites hiding parts …

“Poor Me Pie!” Another recipe to live by…

How about another recipe? This one is for all of us who are feeling sorry for ourselves for whatever reason; however, I especially dedicate it to all of us educators bracing for pay cuts.         Before you read any further, here is a disclaimer included in the first recipe post: All recipes must be read with a southern drawl …

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