Discover, Nurture & Express Your Creativity!
April Fool's Fun
By Chris Dunmire
Want to play the funniest, most creative and harmless joke ever? Give one of these word-find puzzles to your ‘smart’ friends or children and then sit back and watch them try to find the words in the letter grid. They can't. It's impossible!
Each week between now and April 1, 2014, I'm giving away free copies of my WORLD'S HARDEST PUZZLES BOOK. To enter this random drawing, simply send me your top three ways (the more creative, the better) you intend help fill the world with more smiles this year. Write "PUZZLES DRAWING" in the subject line. No worries, your info will remain confidential and Chris will directly contact all winners. More about the book »
Nurturing Young Imaginations
By Abby Connors
One of my favorite books is called “The Art Spirit.” It was written by the early twentieth-century American artist Robert Henri in 1923. “The Art Spirit” is a collection of Henri’s lectures and portions of his correspondence with his students, and it contains insightful, beautiful, and inspiring ideas about not only painting, but the arts in general. Read more »
Magic Crayon Journal #6
By Patricia Mosca
he Rolling Stones sang the line "Time is on my side...oh yes it is." The question is, do we allow it to be?
Most of us believe that we need to get things done very quickly. That if we hurry than we must be making the most of our time and our life. But what happens when we continue to run full speed ahead? What happens when we put more value on the act of doing rather than being? Read more »
By Denise Jaden
Most writers have probably felt as though they’ve been “blocked” or stuck for words at one time or another, so if this is something you struggle with, you’re not alone. However, I believe writer’s block can be solved quite easily, simply by changing your perspective and a few simple practices. Read more »
Reflect & Write
By Hank Kellner
In act III, scene II of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony delivers his well-known and often-quoted eulogy in honor of the recently murdered Julius Caesar. “Friends, Romans, countrymen,” he implores as he speaks to the crowd gathered at the Forum in Rome. Indeed, Marc Antony must have had many friends among those who listened to him. After all, didn’t he succeed in winning them over and turning them against Brutus? By the way, Mark Antony also was “friends” with Cleopatra. But that’s another story. Read more »