Creativity Portal Celebrates 21 Inspiring Years Online!

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Welcome, Creative Friends!

So glad you found your way here today! I have some great news to share with you.

In 2000, I founded Creativity Portal 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. The site has won awards and accolades and is rooted in this virtual space of positivity and creative nurturing.

As we immerse into our our 22nd 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 need to continue to find mutually beneficial ways for sustainability. This is why we're thrilled to offer eScribir, our new online model for you to connect with our creative content.

Yes, for less than the cost of a cafe mocha grande, you can explore, read, engage, and benefit from two decades of our online articles, interviews, projects, and prompts in our expanding content library, and receive special updates in your inbox when we publish new content.

Your subscription makes a difference. It helps us to know what we do matters. Please support the things that nourish you online, especially those that fuel your creative spirit and feed your soul. If Creativity Portal is a place like that for you, we're honored, and we thank you so much for your support!

Warm regards,
Chris
Chris Dunmire, Founder and Imaginary Being
www.creativity-portal.com


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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Spreading Creative Energy

Why are online spaces that foster creativity important? Imagine entering through an expansive Creativity Portal with an openness to experience, with the potential to unlock awareness and insights of creativity as a multi-faceted gem with many layers, spirals, opportunities, and possibilities for the perpetual unfolding of inventiveness, imagination, innovation, originality, individuality, artistry, expressiveness, playfulness, inspiration, vision, power, talent, gifts, skills, ingenuity, and outer- and inner transformation.

Online spaces that foster creativity are important because they are vital, nourishing, and uplifting to the human spirit. They open up unique opportunities to connect with one another and reflect our common experiences. They are inviting places for choosing your own journey with a "yes, and," to celebrate the gifts and talents that flower within us all. Please come on in!


Diana Rowan: Freeing the Creative Within

Freeing the Creative Within

My Creative Space

My Creative Space

The Van Gogh Blues

The Van Gogh Blues

Through the Eyes of SoulCollage®

Through the Eyes of SoulCollage®

Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now Journal

Power of Now Journal Prompts

365 Pictures Photo Prompts

365 Pictures Daily Prompts

Jill Badonsky: The Nine Modern-Day Muses (and a Bodyguard)

The Nine Modern-Day Muses

Light Bulb Moments

The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments

Glad No Matter What

Transforming Change and Loss

Mindful Writing

Writing Your Way Home

Guided Imagery Meditations

Guided Imagery

Alan Watts on Zen

Alan Watts on Zen

Art of the Song

Art of the Song

Imagination Prompt Generator

Imagination Prompt Generator

Creativity & Self-Care

Self-Care and Connection

Writing a World-Changing Book

Writing a World-Changing Book

The Art of Is

The Art of Is

Succulent Wild Love

Inner Critic Care System

Habits to Spark Creative Genius

Habits to Spark Creative Genius

20 Questions Interviews

20Q Interviews


No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time

Creating Your Writer's Life

Creating Your Writer's Life

Journey of Self-Discovery

Journey of Self-Discovery

In Awe

Look for the Good

Courage and Craft

Courage and Craft

Learning from Leonardo da Vinci

Learning from Leonardo

Creative Play!

Swing Into Creative Play

Your Own Creative Style

Flourish In Your Own Creative Style

Creative Through COVID

Creative Through COVID

Freeing the Writer Within

Freeing the Writer Within

Make Your Creative Dreams Real

Make Your Creative Dreams Real

Joy Sikorski

How to Draw Lessons

Tightening and Sharpening Prose

Tightening and Sharpening Prose

Collage Cubies Tutorials

Paper Sculpture: Collage Cubies

Light Bulb Moments on Tap

Light Bulb Moments on Tap

A Year of Writing Dangerously

A Year of Writing Dangerously

Opening Your Intuition

Opening Your Intuition

Persist

Persist

Fabulous Friendship Festival

Fabulous Friendship Festival

Higher Levels of Creativity

Higher Levels of Creativity

Typewriter

The Fiction Writer's Journey

Doodling

Doodling Around

Explore the benefits of doodling!

From Da Vinci to Churchill: What Our Doodles Can Mean

Clare Thorpe on how doodles can be a powerful form of creative expression.


What Does Doodling Do? Case Study

Jackie Andrade answers the question "Does doodling improve or hinder attention to the primary task?"


The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Sue Shellenbarger on how "doodling helps people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information."


The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory

Steven Heller explores "drawing with pencil, pen, or brush on paper isn't just for artists, but it's for anyone who actively exercises the brain, doodling and drawing are ideal for making ideas tangible."


The Line Between Doodling and Drawing

Alvalyn Lundgren on how doodling supports drawing for the artist and helps with drawing more expressively.


The Importance of Doodling and Creativity

A doodling lesson from Fantasy Art School.


Doodling at Wikipedia

Contents include: Etymology, Effects on memory, and Famous doodlers.


How to Doodle at wikiHow

A step-by-step demonstration on using doodling for improving drawing skills.


Doodle Art Alley — Explore the Magic of the Doodle!

Doodling basics, free coloring pages, doodle galleries, history, and interpretation.