Posts Tagged "creativity"

My Inner Studio by Melinda Priebe

My Inner Studio by Melinda Priebe

By on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

My ideas for books and art originate from a place I simply call my inner studio. It’s located in between where my soul and spirit intertwine. The first thing you’d see in my studio are the brilliant stain glass windows. The remarkable pieces of glass tell the story of how the Master Carpenter, Creativity and Imagination restored my studio after a traumatic...

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YES, IS MY NEW NO by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

YES, IS MY NEW NO by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

I say no too much. No thanks, I got this.  No, I can’t.  I have a previous commitment. That no—being bold and giving a firm no—is empowering.  I’ve come to love it, having once been someone who had a hard time saying no. A good no is essential for setting boundaries.  Key to not being too busy or overwhelmed. The problem is this:  I have to remember that life needs...

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Coloring with Words by Amy Nemecek

By on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

As writers we can use color words to make feelings, moods, and ideas more tangible to our readers. We have the ability to use words like Chagall used stained glass and Van Gogh used paint. God, of course, does this best when he writes through the prophet Isaiah “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they...

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Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

By on May 29, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

One of my favorite things about being a journalist is that I frequently get to meet people I might never have encountered if not for my job. Usually, it isn’t famous people who inspire and move me; it’s the ones doing good work, quietly, behind the scenes. I recently met a woman named Josephine who owns a hair salon in Grand Rapids for men and women of all hair...

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Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I when I was completing my Master’s Degree in Fine Art, I studied abroad in Italy.  What I found there changed everything.  I had come with the idea that I would encounter an ancient culture, and by ancient I mean a culture that was less advanced than what I knew.  I found just the opposite. As I was walking through the remains of the city of Pompeii, I realized...

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