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We are all creative - but some of us have lost our way.

If you're longing to bring creativity into your life, or you need inspiration or encouragement, welcome.

Here is where you'll find what you need. As a professional artist and having mentored creatives for over 30 years, these exercises, resources, and examples help you connect with your creative muse and move along your own artistic path.

Children are resilient? No they aren’t.

By Linda McLean | October 16, 2018

“Children are resilient.” That was the statement I heard over and over during our years of family mediation. What does that mean? Its an adjective, an attribute attached to a noun. And words like strong, tough, hardy, bouyant, and irrepressible are used as synonyms. Children are resilient? No they aren’t. Maybe some are in some…

The Year of Finishing

By Linda McLean | October 9, 2018

Many moons ago, I was a mom raising three kids. I was building a house in the country. I was thinking about what to do when I grew up. I hadn’t become a songwriter yet. I hadn’t started writing books. I was about to go back to school to get a Masters degree. Recently I…

4 Steps to Prime Your Creativity Pump

By Linda McLean | October 2, 2018

4 Steps to Prime Your Creative Pump You do have creative bones, you just don’t know it. The problem isn’t what most non-artists believe about themselves, ie ‘I don’t have a creative bone in my body.’ The problem is we don’t learn how to tap into our creativity. When we’re schooled to do as we’re…

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