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Imaginary Being Chris Dunmire

Creativity Inspiring Interviews, Prompts, Projects, and Printables

Chris Dunmire is a highly 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 Kaizen-Muse™ founder Jill Badonsky, MEd. Read more about Chris' work and projects in Creativity Portal's About section.

Books and Printables

Printable Joke Word Search Puzzles

Creative find-a-word puzzles for words that will never be found. Great for April Fools' day in the classroom or any day elsewhere.

Origami Money Plant Project with Seed Packet

Dollar bill folding fun for everyone! Learn how to create Chris' original 'Cashius monetarius' Money Plant as featured in Harry Choron's book Money: Everything You Never Knew About Your Favorite Thing to Find, Save, Spend, and Covet.

Halloween Tricks & Treats for Teachers

A celebratory assortment of playful projects, ponderable puzzles, and printable pranks to use in the classroom to inspire creative thinking, art, and writing during the holiday season.

Tree-mendous Memory! Game

A memory-boosting project and playful way to exercise your memory! Papercraft fun and memory-strengthening game.

Writing Prompts, Generators, and Tools

365 Pictures

A collaborative photo prompt project to inspire you and your writing 365 days a year.

Imagination Prompt Generator

Push-button writing prompts.

Writing Prompts: Fortune Cookie Messages

A guide to creating your own clever fortunes (or misfortunes).

Old West Writing Prompts: Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone, Arizona

Take an imaginative time travel tour to the sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of this historic entertainment spot with these writing prompts from the 1800s.

Creativity: People, Places, and Spaces

A Conversation with Desert Entrepreneurs John and Sandy Weber

Owners of Rattlesnake Crafts and Rocks outside the southwest desert ghost town of Gleeson, Arizona.

A Conversation with 'Mind Work' Author Peter Clothier

Peter Clothier is a long time observer of the contemporary art world, and a widely published writer.

Interview with 'Lost in Space' Actress Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright, the dark-haired girl who played Penny Robinson on Lost in Space (the alien-monkey pet-toting teen) is definitely one child star who hasn't gone bad.

Community Theater: 'An Outlet for Creative Things'

An Inside Look at Freeport's Winneshiek Players; The Allure of Historic Buildings in Community Theater.

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.

Chris Dunmire inspires creativity, connection, exploration, and expression through the award-winning Creativity Portal™ Web site. more