Swing Into Creative Play

Positive Playfullness

The Value of Positive Playfullness

SlidePositive Playfullness is not merely about indulging in games or frivolous activities; it's an attitude, a way of engaging with the world that embraces curiosity, humor, and a light-hearted spirit. It's about finding delight in the mundane, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary, and nurturing a mindset that celebrates creativity and joy.


Cathy Yardley: Chick-Lit and Romance Author

Cathy YardleyI used to try writing historical romance novels, then I tried writing mystery — and boy, was that disastrous! Once I found Chick Lit and romance, I realized where I'd been going wrong.


Laura McKowen

We Are The Luckiest

In the midst of early sobriety, when no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, McKowen realized that she was actually the lucky one. Lucky to feel her feelings, live honestly, change her legacy. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.

Jest for Fun! Jest for Fun!

Printable 'No Frills' Greeting Cards and Invitations 15

No Frills CardsA funny collection of 15 printable bare-bones greeting cards with absolutely no bells and whistles for every occasion. Need something a little more thoughtful? Print the More Thoughtful card template!


Patricia J. Mosca

String Your Pearls of Wisdom

With our heart, there is a wisdom that unlocks the answers for all of our questions. It really does not matter what you call it as long as you listen to it when it speaks to you.

Swing Into Creative Play! Summer

Rename the Game

Creative Brain Play

Wordplay Challenge: Rename the Game

Marcel Danesi Ph.D. is a Brain Workout expert. He says that regularly challenging the brain with games can help maintain cognitive abilities, and that puzzles can improve memory, concentration, and mental speed.

Challenge your brain right now with the printable "Rename the Game" above from Chris Dunmire's Tee Time: Wordplay & Warm-ups.

ADVENTure #4

Spills & The Beauty of ImperFlection

Badonsky's Modern Day Muse Spills the Imp takes us by the hand through the domain of "releasing perfection, enjoying the process, and knowing the power of practice and patience."

4 Steps of Creativity

ADVENTures 10, 17, 20

Graham Wallas' '4 Steps of Creativity'

When we look at creativity through the lens of "process", a common framework emerges as stages to research, develop, and implement ideas and solutions.


"Expressing myself through art is incredibly fulfilling. Transforming a blank canvas or paper into something captivating is a journey I deeply cherish. Allowing my passion and mood to guide the process, I find immense joy in the unpredictable outcomes that arise from this creative freedom." —Robert Joyner, Full-time Artist and Instructor

Tee Time

Tee Time: Wordplay & Warm-Ups
Doodling Popcorn Increases IQ
Winneshiek Players
Creativity ADVENTures
Kate Quinlan
Orna Ross
Abby Connors
Valery Satterwhite
Meredith Heller