Author Archives: Maggie
The process is not easy. You have to find a solid base rock and then as you try to balance a rock upon it, turning it, slowly, sensing, adjusting, to bring it to balance. It’s something you can actually feel, in that moment just before you make it happen, like you’ve found the lock that puts the stone in alignment. In order to get the rock to stand still, we have to be still, too, inside and out. Continue reading
They’re rolling it out. Welcome to CREA.
The question “Why not?” has a lot of power. A good portion of the creative process involves deferring judgment, at least temporarily, and evaluating ideas based on their positive impact before delving into and all the reasons they won’t work. “Why not?” assumes best possible potential. “Why not?” implies being open minded. “Why not?” invites a bit of risk, another critical component to creativity. Continue reading
What’s good about the rain?
Inside you get to rub elbows with more of the CREA participants. Those long late afternoon walks along the beach are nice enough, but so is a cozy conversation in a high back chair in the warmth of the hotel lobby. When the skies are gray outside, the interior of the Villa Valbi is grander, its colored decor filled with light and warmth. The rhythmic sound of the rain outside soothes the mind bursting-at-the-seams with new theories, tools and ideas. Continue reading
Now is as good a time as any to register for what promises to be a really exciting event, the 10th CREA conference, coming up this April 18-22, 2012! Paolo Sbuttoni makes a case for why you should come to CREA! Continue reading
we’re interested in hearing more about what happened for you at CREA. What was your experience in the Core Programs, or at the Expos? What was the most intruiging or provoking content you encountered? Which exercises helped you absorb better what you were learning and why? What will you do differently as a result of the things you learned and the time you spent at CREA this year? Continue reading
This team of people had to work together and they had to rely on each other. Each Red-Shirt had designated responsibilities, to cover a location or a particular programs – but when something needed attention, they rallied to do whatever was needed, wherever it was needed. I never once heard, “that’s not my responsibility,” or “he was supposed to do that.” The standard response was “okay, what do I need to do?” Continue reading
See you next year at the 10th CREA Conference: April 18-22, 2012! Continue reading