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Creativity Stuff!

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Greetings, Summerglen friends! We’re back from Millbrook Band Camp (aka, a week of marching around in the pouring rain), and getting geared up for the fall. There’s nothing like a solid week of drum cadences, drill, and 8-to-5 steps–for me, it means that the hot days of summer are almost over (thank goodness!) and even better, it brings a boost in creative inspiration!

I’ve found that whenever I get out of my normal routine or envrionment, I’m rewarded with new insights, and this week at Band Camp was no exception. I didn’t do anything I normally do, didn’t see anyone I normally see (except Andrew, of course), and the mountain town we stayed in was very different from our sweltering, fairly flat home in Raleigh. Although running a marching band camp zaps your physical energy, it can still be a vacation for your mind–I came home with a brain that was motivated, inspired, and ready to go–and have been writing down ideas all weekend.

SO, to celebrate the joys of idea generation, here are two fun creativity-related things for your reading pleasure:

1. Liz Massey, over at the Creative Liberty blog, was kind enough to interview me about the Women Embracing Creativity book. She did such an excellent job getting behind the scenes of the book, that even I learned something from reading this interview! :)

2. If you will be in the Raleigh area this fall, I’ve just rolled out plans for our final Women Embracing Creativity course of 2009. The wheels have been turning all summer, and I’m sure this will be our best course run EVER. How could it not be? This run of the course overlaps Halloween! Check it out here.

Next time, I’ll show you what the students did to our car at Band Camp. Until then!

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