Angie Mack Reilly is a musical director, performing artist, blues educator and writer who has a wealth of experience and connections in the arts and entertainment industry. She is the founder of Ozaukee Talent and the co-founder of ParamountsHome both headquartered in Grafton, WI. Angie has been directing musicals, primarily for youth, for the past 18 years. In addition, she gives private music lessons to all ages with an emphasis on piano, guitar, voice, acting, percussion and songwriting. Her hobbies include composing music, writing poetry and gardening. For more information, find Ozaukee Talent on facebook.
Interview with Musician Angela Mack
Angela discusses her experiences with art as a way for her to escape as a child, and using the arts and creativity as a vehicle by which society and people can be changed.
The Value of An Idea
Everything begins with an idea. They are the foundation of human existence, but easily misunderstood because they are intangible assets, not easily measured.
Chronic Creativity Introduction
A condition that may be more readily understood and hopefully caught. The secret to being creative comes from a certain mindset and outlook on life and the world around.
Symptom 1: Claustrophobia: The Fear of Being Confined
People with Chronic Creativity are always trying to "hop out of the box." This proverbial box is better known as "the way it's always been."
Symptom 2: Problemplasty: The Ability to Reconstruct a Problem
A person with Chronic Creativity will not be intimidated by problems, but will simply reconstruct or repair the problems.
Symptom 3: Idea-itis: The Inflammation of an Idea
Chronic Creativity requires taking an idea, however small, and "inflaming" it, even when it may appear to go against logic at the time.
Symptom 4: Malaise: Debilitation and Despondency
Periods of Chronic Creativity malaise can best be described as moments of depression, lack of creativity, and overall uneasiness. These periods can be described as valleys, or low points, when all inspiration seems to be dried up.
Symptom 5: Ingenuousness: Showing Innocent or Childlike Simplicity or Candidness
Children become adults when they stop questioning and accept facts presented as being truth. Children become adults when all of their curiosities are filled with the answers adults give them./p>
Symptom 6: Hallucinations: Hearing the Created Work Speak
People infected with Chronic Creativity can often appear, like Picasso, indecisive and disorganized. "Hearing the art speak" is an incredible attribute to the creative mind, likened to adaptability which is a commendable trait to have.
Symptom 7: Offline Inspiration: Living in a Multi-Dimensional World
Inspiration is vital to an artist. In this increasing age of digital media, we need to stay grounded in the physical world in order for our creativity to live and thrive.
Symptom 8: Scatterbrain: Genius in Disguise
A person with the symptom of scatterbrain doesn't really think in the time frame and normal measurements as most humans do. Minutes, hours, days, months, and even years aren't comprehended. Rather, events and ideas and dreams for the future outline their time frame.
Symptom 9: Creativity Epidemic: A Disease that Affects a Community
The problem with having Chronic Creativity is that it is HIGHLY contagious! It can spread rapidly through a large population or a village.
Chronic Creativity Conclusion
Be inspired. Serve others with your creativity. Use it to make this world a better place somehow... no matter how small it may seem. Love yourself and don't ever quit despite the trials that may come your way.