Everywhen- Replacing Process with Connection 

Everywhen can teach us important lessons about our creative journeys too. If we approach our creativity as a process, we become stuck with a beginning, middle and end. Outcomes and finish lines become the purpose of the process. However, what happens if we approach our creativity with an everywhen mentality? The journey of creating becomes

How the elite wield individualism as a weapon

As I was taking a shower the other day, I was looking at the hideous tiles in our desperately needs to be renovated bathroom. The accent border tile that was endemic to all Australian bathrooms of the 90’s is a blue and white beach motif that has been screen printed onto cheap white porcelain tiles. I am … Read more

Creative Poverty- Is there enough creativity for me?

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If you held a dandelion in one hand and a Faberge egg in the other, which one would you treasure? Probably the priceless Faberge egg. It would be so treasured it may be put in a glass box on tall shelf where it can be admired, but kept safe. Alternatively it could be of such … Read more

The Fallow Season- How to let things die, without dying

We are all aware of the idea of seasons. Everywhere we look on planet earth and the galaxies of outer space we see rhythm of seasons play out. Flowers bloom, then die, then bloom again. On a galactic level, stars are born and shine bright then eventually fade away. The timeline of these seasons can … Read more

Are you Willing to be Forgotten? Deer Trails, Pathways, and Highways, the real legacy of creativity.

When you think back, how many people can you name from your past? One-hundred? Maybe five- hundred? If you included celebrities and people of influence could you maybe remember one- thousand? I imagine that most of us would struggle to remember even a couple hundred. Of those hundred, how many would remember you? In one … Read more

The Myth of the Peacock and the Realities of the Octopus

If there is one lesson I could gift to all people it would be the understanding of The myth of the Peacock and the realities of the Octopus. It is a simple idea that has far reaching consequence. The Peacock is how an idea lives in your mind. The moment after an idea is sparked it begins … Read more