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Newsletter Archives : 2006 : June Issue 1
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June 1, 2006   |   Are You Validating Your Creative Life?
Quoteworthy Article
"We have to learn to think of failure as "just-not-yet." There's no such thing as failure, as long as you get back up and keep going." — Angie Dixon, If You Knew You Couldn't Fail...
In This Issue
  • June 2006 Journal
  • More What's New @ the CP
  • Q & A
June 2006 Journal
Are You Validating Your Creativity by Blogging Your Journey?
By Chris Dunmire, Publisher
If you are regularly blogging your creative journey, I would like to
hear from you.

When I started quasi-blogging pieces of my creative journey on the Creativity Portal in July 2003 in a feature named Inner Diablog, something unexpected happened to me. I found that the more I engaged in my own inner dialogue through writing, the larger my creative appetite grew. You would think just the opposite would happen — that I would eventually exhaust my energy and run out of things to write about. Not so. More »

Chris Dunmire

Chris Dunmire
Publisher, Creativity Portal
More What's New @ the CP
Interview with Jewelry Designer Katy Leakey
By Nancy Mills
Spirited Woman Q & A about a talented jewelry designer/artist/writer and savior to millions of Masai women in Kenya.

Poetry that POPS!!! Part 2
By Molly Anderson-Childers
Kidz Word Play: Polishing poems and making a poetry book.

Printable Project: Design a Door Hanger
By Chris Dunmire
Claim your creative space with a customized door hanger message that you design yourself.

Melpomene: Muse of Tragedies and Elegies
By Molly Anderson-Childers
Melpomene is a guide for the lost; a dark-haired woman, clad in widow's weeds.

How NOT to Be Creative
By Angie Dixon
A humorous perspective with excellent advice on how to absolutely avoid engaging in creative behavior. Plus: Why Does Creativity Seem So Hard?

Creating Doorways
By Dan Goodwin
Don't beat yourself against the wall! When you know what you want, the best way is to create your own doorway and walk right through. Plus: Creative Threads

Break Through Self-Doubt and Fear
By Simma Lieberman
Self-doubt and fear are the voices in our head telling us, "You'll never succeed, so why try?" and "who do you think you are?"
Q & A: Help Along the Way
Converting a Painting to Needlepoint
How do I turn photos into cross-stitch designs?

Artist Retreat Day
Where can I download Linda Dessau's Artist Retreat Day Guidebook?