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The Mirror of Creativity

The Mirror of Creativity

Although Alexander Papaderos was not the kindergarten teacher of Robert Fulghum, author of All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Fulghum tells the story Papaderos shared with him at a two week seminar on Greek Culture that illustrates the mirror of creativity.

Papaderos pulled a small circular mirror from his pocket when asked by one of the seminar attendees, “what is the meaning of life?”

He proceeded to explain that when he was a small boy ...

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ZenDally Doodle Relaxation

To Doodle or Not to Doodle

There is nothing new about doodling. People have probably been doodling since there was pen and paper, probably even since the early humans made marks with sticks and rocks in the dirt.

What is new is the focus on the benefits of doodling, and that has given rise to the art of doodling for relaxation, stress relief, creative inspiration and more. You may have heard of ZenTangle (r), which is a trademarked art form of doodling, ...

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Clarity from Creativity

How can Creativity give me Clarity?

Traditionally, people think of creativity as a means of process to an end toward a final product – a piece of art, a music score, a completed poem, etc. Once the product is finished, we tend to disregard the remaining power in creativity.

Creativity can actually lead us to clarity, about ourselves. Approaching creativity as a life-process instead of just a product-process can give us insight into our very own essence. An Art Making Practice is ...

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