Posts Categorized: Creativity

Righting My Writing

Jelly Beanstalk

Creating seven zany, playful sculptures was the inspiration for me to write children’s books.  It was a spontaneous course that emerged from my fingers immersed in clay with no direction except the desire to laugh.  The seven sculptures became The Woochibies, a group of characters in stories that I was going to write about a… Read more »

The Nature of Louie Schwartzberg

Last week on Super Soul Sunday, Oprah featured Louie Schwartzberg, a cinematographer who specializes in nature films.  His time-lapsed pictures of the grandest and tiniest parts of our earth create spectacular films.  I highly recommend looking him up on youtube.  His camera zooms in on a meadow swarming with monarch butterflies and a nest of… Read more »

It’s All So Funny!

I laugh a lot.  It’s all so funny!  Smile, grin, chuckle, belly laugh.  I can be washing the dishes and burst out laughing at something that someone said last week. I laugh at myself, too.  I really get a kick out of myself and the zany things I do.  Yesterday I was feeling so good… Read more »


I am sitting in a coffee shop listening to soft sixties music waiting with everyone else for the snowstorm to end.  Yes, it snows in Santa Fe, and the locals are grateful for the moisture.   I am reflecting on my time here as the month of exploration is almost over. Within two weeks, I… Read more »


The Chinese word for crisis is made up of two characters: danger and opportunity. I find that in every challenging experience there is an opportunity to grow and to learn. If I can get over the fact that I didn’t ask for the pain or difficulty, I often see a new path that is illuminated… Read more »


The quest for simplicity has been so complicated, my daughter recently told me. Yes, I get that. A bright, creative idea can get bogged down in the nitty-gritty of its implementation. It isn’t easy to keep it basic. In sculpting and in writing, I feel that if I take something away and don’t miss it,… Read more »

Going For It

What would it be like to live on the west coast? This has been in the back of my mind ever since a psychic suggested a few years ago that getting off the east and going west would be a better fit for me. I ignored his suggestion as impossible to conceive of. I was… Read more »

The Value of Putting Something Aside

I wrote a children’s story, and revised it countless times. It went through so many changes that it could have been ten different stories. I finally felt that it was the clearest and most creative effort that I could do. I sent it off to an agent and put it aside for three weeks. Yesterday… Read more »