Imagination, creativity, new year

Wow! 2022 is here! Let’s raise a glass, set new business goals or personal resolutions, and start from scratch. Yeah, that’s the routine, but how often have you failed to reach your goals or live by your pledges? Unfortunately, my answer is most of the time. We

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Creativity…where does it come from?

Creativity, Glass

Creativity is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s there, and sometimes it isn’t. It’s erratic, nonlinear, and unreliable. It defies logic and often endorses the opposite. As an artist, one must jump from the right side of the brain to the left side and back again, all day long. To create something

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Glassblowing, Childhood & Imagination

imagination, Creativity & Childhood

Remember when you were a kid?  Imagination was everything!  You never thought about creativity. As a child, your imagination flows; it was uncontrolled by the laws of nature or science.  Your imagination emerged!  The world was yours to do anything with: a paper grocery bag was a spacesuit helmet,

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Giving Birth @ The Hot Shop

birth, Birth of an Idea

I was thinking about life here at the Hot Shop.  You know, glass blowing, teaching others and boldly going where I’ve not gone before.  Just the usual stuff.  Anyway, it reminded me of a line from a Bob Dylan song.  It went like this “Man not busy

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What do you think creativity is?

What do you think creativity is? Is creativity the phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created? To me, the capacity to be creative is one of the most important characteristics that we as humans can possess. Whether we are creating a “new” idea or a piece

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