Author Spotlight

Imaginary Being Chris Dunmire

Chris Dunmire is a deeply engaged creative spirit, aspirant of wit, words, and wisdom, and the founder of the award-winning Creativity Portal™ Web site. She's trained as a creativity coach for artists and writers with Eric Maisel, PhD, and "small-steps" Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coaching founder Jill Badonsky, MEd. Learn more about Chris' work and influence in Creativity Portal's About section.

The Four Steps of Creativity

How we all move through the four major stages of the creative process: Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Implementation in creating and problem-solving.

True Joy: A Tribute to Joy Sikorski (1952-2009)

In 2004, best-selling author Joy Sikorski gifted me the opportunity to interview her about her life as an artist and author and shared some of her whimsical drawing lessons from her books.

Inspiration vs. Perspiration: A Light Bulb Moment on Edison's Creative Genius

Shedding light on cross-generation collaboration through Thomas Edison's innovations.

A Journey through SARK's 'Make Your Creative Dreams Real'

Questions for reflection on resiliance, nurturing, fear, self-acceptance, and committment.

A Quest through Eric Maisel's 'The Van Gogh Blues'

Creativity coaching questions for reflection for the ‘Creative Person's Path through Depression’.

An Exploration through Gail McMeekin's 'The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women'

Creativity coaching questions for reflection for the 'Portable Mentor' with three gateways.

'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' and 'Bird in Space'

Appreciating the visual elements and principles of design in Georges Seurat's and Constantin Brancusi's iconic artworks.

Beginner's Wheel-Thrown Pottery: Tips from a Clay Novice

Plus: The 6-Day Pottery Class Experiment.

Games and Projects

Boost your Brain Power: Tree-mendous Memory! Game

Did you know memory-boosting exercises help improve your brain function and positively impact your creative ability as you age? Here's a playful way to exercise your memory: Download and print my Tree-mendous Memory! game. Have fun assembling this paper craft while you think about how much stronger your mind muscles will grow when you rise to the challenge of the game!