Creating While Living in an Age of Negativity

Creating While Living in an Age of Negativity

Constantly, we seek ways to deal with the climate of negativity in which we now live and yet still lead productive, creative lives. It is essential for us to ensure that through our potential to exercise collective positivity plus very smart thinking, we counteract this Age of Negativity on Steroids in which we now find ourselves.

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THE SMITH BROTHERS: FILMMAKING – CREATIVITY AND PASSION

THE SMITH BROTHERS: FILMMAKING – CREATIVITY AND PASSION

Creative people experience an urge to originate something of personal significance, to create a vision uniquely their own. Doing so gives their lives meaning. They have an inextinguishable desire to realize the potential of an idea and are therefore committed to bringing the it to completion. Filmmakers the Smith Brothers (Tony Dean Smith and Ryan W. Smith) have that passion and commitment to bring their creative visions, with all the prerequisite kaleidoscopic elements, into finished forms.

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CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

Maryanne Kremer-Ames and Allen Ames originate music of personal significance. They create a vision uniquely their own and when we are fortunate enough to attend one of their performances and listen to their emotive music, we then enjoy their melodies long afterwards as well. The  sounds of Lyra linger on.

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A COMPELLING IDEA: THE SPIRIT OF THE SENSES

A COMPELLING IDEA: THE SPIRIT OF THE SENSES

The Spirit of the Senses, the brain-child of Culture Impresarios, Thomas Houlon and Patty Barnes, is a one-of-a-kind organization exploring a vast range of ever-evolving ideas through informal gatherings – salons. Since its founding, now, almost 35 years later, Spirit of the Senses has been recognized as a Phoenix treasure and is widely known throughout the USA as a mobile meeting arena for cultural exchange: a Social Experience of Arts, Science and Culture for Curious Minds.

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CREATING SOLO: WRITING AND PAINTING

CREATING SOLO: WRITING AND PAINTING

I like to produce solo, particularly when writing, because I can venture into whatever dwells in my mind – and without interruptions, capture my thoughts. I like to paint in solitude too, yet interruptions do not affect the energy of my creative flow as it unfolds on my canvases. I can pop in and out of my intuitive process, with ease.

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THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING

THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING

It takes courage to hope and face the possibility of failure; without hope, nothing new is ever tried. A canvas starts as a blank when you begin to paint, and then with YOUR energy, abandon and optimism, your first brushstrokes lead to more – to much more – into a journey during which you might grope in the dark at times but in the end, you might discover your own creative color-stream. All you need to do is start with a tiny bubble of an idea, and then follow its unfolding potential.

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