Floating

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore “Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating … More Floating

Purposeful play

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow Creative kids culminate their week of art exploration at the Florence Griswold Museum Art Colony camp by displaying their work for family, friends and Museum visitors to enjoy. Walls of the Museum’s Education Center are transformed into a gallery of artistic creations by 4th-6th graders that … More Purposeful play

A Perfect Gift

Call it a wreath. See it as a crown. Know that it is a gift of love. Nine-year-old Olivia used her perception, imagination and creativity to fashion this perfect Christmas gift for her next-door neighbor. Knowing that her special friend was particularly fond of Tootsie Pops, but would be departing to warmer climes for the … More A Perfect Gift

Possibility

“Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of … More Possibility

Wonder, in its own breathless, fantastical way, is far from ordinary when it comes to the senses.

It’s tempting to call it our sixth sense. But call it what you will—a sense, an emotion, a mindset—one way or another, wonder opens the door to the delights of imagination, of curiosity, creativity, intellectual discovery. Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, a “paper paintings” collage artist whose interview is in my book, Life Is Full of … More Wonder, in its own breathless, fantastical way, is far from ordinary when it comes to the senses.