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I founded Creativity Portal in 2000 as an online repository and dynamic community for creatives of all kinds to both enjoy and participate in. This growing resource has connected individuals with essential creative content, tools, and resources and access to thought leaders and coaches who make a true difference in our world.
As we enter our 21st year online, our vision is to continue to hold invaluable online space to foster creativity, uplift, inspire, and inform. Thriving independent Web sites like ours are fueled by passion and integrity and we need to continue to find mutually beneficial ways for sustainability. This is why we're thrilled to offer eScribr, an all-access model for you to directly connect with our creative content.
Yes, for the small price of a cup of coffee, you can enjoy browsing through two decades of our online library and receive special updates in your inbox when we publish new content.
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For over two decades Chris Dunmire has collaborated with hundreds of artists, authors, writers, coaches, therapists, and thought leaders to produce creativity-inspiring content, expansive series and columns, reflective interviews, engaging writing prompts, and stimulating projects on the award-winning Creativity Portal Web site. Sign up for eScribir for direct access now.
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Bestselling author SARK includes Chris Dunmire's Creativity Portal as an "excellent writing resource" in her colorfully artful signature-style hand-printed book Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper: Gifting the World with Your Words and Stories and Creating the Time and Energy to Actually DO It.
Invitation to Creativity Authors
We want to hear from you! If your new (or about-to-be published) book explores creativity through an expressive, therapeutic, holistic, spiritual, or practical lens, or is related to art, writing, crafting, or other modes of creative expression please contact us and tell us about it.
Creativity Portal is a multi-year recipient of the golden Writer's Digest '101 Best Websites for Writers' award. This illustrious award is given annually to select Web sites in eight categories ranging from creativity and writing advice to agents and publishing/marketing resources. We're honored!
The English Journal is "NCTE's award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools." In this affirming review, editor Colleen A. Ruggieri highlights Creativity Portal's dynamic writing and blogging tools, expanding writing and photo prompt library, and examples of useful articles teachers can use to inspire writing in the classroom.
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Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers and Karen L. Rasmussen use Creativity-Portal.com as an example "portal structure" Web site in the textbook Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall). The book "equips readers with strategies for designing effective online courses, creating communities of web-based learners, and implementing and evaluating based on an instructional design framework."
Premium subscriber content includes:
The Talent Show with Susan Ann Darley
Susan Ann Darley, founder of Alzati Leadership Coaching, affirms that everyone is creative and urges, "It's time for each person to own this and use it to solve our challenges and heal the world." This consciousness-raising series explores opportunities to raise our awareness through excerpts from The Talent Show, including Bridging the Creativity Gap; The Creativity Conundrum; and Seeking the Artist Within.
Meet Jill Badonsky's amusing muses Aha-phrodite, Albert, Marge, Bea Silly, Spills, Audacity, Lull, Shadow, Muse Song, and Arnold (the Bodyguard) and learn how they can masterfully guide you through the stages of your creative process.
In Zen, Watts captures the essence of Zen Buddhism as a religion and a way of life, including the influence of Zen in the arts. Includes The Momentous Harmony, The Cultural Effects of Zen, and Direct Pointing.
Author Jeannine McGlade is an expert on creativity and innovation and takes you through nine strategies to spark your creative genius in this engaging series.
Creativity coaching pioneer Eric Maisel is the author of Making Your Creative Mark, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Brainstorm, and many other books on creativity.
If you've found Eckart Tolle's perspective-shifting book, The Power of Now a useful accompaniment to moving through your days, then you are already primed to use the practice of mindfulness as an in-way to accessing your own sacred creative space. Here's three ways the Journal can help you combine mindfulness practices with creative action.
Collage Cubies are a fun play on traditional collage art which results in a three-dimensional sculpture with delightful, and often unexpected results. This step-by-step project includes two printable Collage Cubie templates for large and small cubes. Try making Collage Cubies once and you'll never view paper collage art from 'inside the box' again!
Guided Imagery intertwines words and imagination to evoke positive scenarios and possibilities to stimulate and inspire your creativity. This collection of meditations center around the themes of discovery, expansion, surrender, nurturing, trust, courage, play, freedom, and comfort, inspired by the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ model developed by Jill Badonsky with Robert Maurer, PhD.
Author and writing coach Cynthia Morris leads writers to creating a productive writer's life through a priorities inventory, overcoming excuses, and realizing their most valuable writing tool.
In The Busy Woman's Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book, author Cynthia Morris leads writers along a path of possibility to writing a book that will, at the very least, change your world and maps the essential terrain needed to get there: developing an author mindset, getting started with writing, managing content, and finishing your book.
Engage your innate world of imagination and uncover hidden gems through the element of surprise. Open to possibilities and allow this inspirational instrument to help you reach beyond the surface and dip deeply into your creative well. Are you ready?
Classic Writing Down the Bones author Natalie Goldberg offers an abundance of wisdom for writers through interviews and selections: Beginner's Mind, Pen and Paper; Engendering Compassion; Alleviating Writer's Anxiety; Warning! (To Writers); What is Practice?; Flourishing in Your Writing; and more.
Satya Robyn is a novelist, psychotherapist, Buddhist priest and the co-founder of Writing Our Way Home. Through the practice of mindful writing, Satya leads you through the experiences of slowing down, fear, gratitude, and joy.
Our juicy collection where best selling author and artist SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) explores creativity, inner critics, change and loss, and perfectionism.
The Bright Way
From an early age Diana Rowan knew she was destined to be a musician, but experienced crippling performance anxiety that caused her to give up her dreams of being a professional musician. After a deep spiritual, emotional, and psychological journey, Rowan found her way back to living her creative dreams and started teaching music and collaborating with other creative people from around the world. This inspiring series is based on Rowan's The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within.
Personal Power Through Awareness
What is intuition, and how does it operate? In this selection from her groundbreaking Personal Power through Awareness: A Guidebook for Sensitive People Sanaya Roman explores ways we can tune into our intuitive intelligence as part of our creative process, inner guidance with a four-step exercise.
This hidden treasure's inspired untold teachers, students, and writers since 2009. Our photo-prompt-a-day feature is the result of the collaborative efforts of scores of artists, photographers, writers, teachers, and creatives worldwide who answered the call to participate. Their contributions combined personal pictures, images, art, and illustrations with global perspectives to spark your imagination.
Peter Clothier is a long time observer of the contemporary art world, and a widely published writer. Enjoy thoughtful conversation and pieces from Persist, Slow Looking, and Mind Work.
Imagineer Tom Evans invites you to change the way you think so your mind works to your advantage and you are not a slave to your thoughts.