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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.

Dreams and Schemes – The Magic of Doing What We Love

By Linda McLean | November 20, 2018

When I was twenty- eight years old I told myself I needed to stop wasting time daydreaming about being a songwriter.  I remember distinct conversations with myself, talking right at my heart and saying, “Stop your moaning. Be grateful for what you have. Get on with your fabulous life.” In reality I was terrified of…

What Do You Stand For?

By Linda McLean | November 14, 2018

“If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.” It’s hard to know what we stand for. Especially, I think, because of all the self-censoring going on these days. We’re afraid to say what we truly believe. Or we’re so confused by the zillions of different ideas floating around in the strato-blogo-twitto-media sphere that…

We’re all Creative – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

By Linda McLean | November 6, 2018

We’re all creative. I’ve said it before, I’m saying it again. If you are alive and you are a human, you are a creative being. I first heard the idea in 1996 when I read  Csikszentmihalyi’s Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention  – our ability to be creative is what distinguishes us…

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