Orna Ross
Orna Ross Header Image
Header pattern
Header pattern

Tag

A Compendium For Conscious Creators

Creative Living: Creative Practice, Effortless Exercise

This Week’s Book Extract: from Creativist Compendium

Letting Go An extract from Creativist Compendium Conscious Creation is not about working relentlessly hard to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving, stress, or strain, and intentional rest is very much part of the process. This extract from Inspiration Medi- tation, introduces the concept of such intentional rest. Creative rest is not time off from the creative process: it is the creative process. Every productive writer and artist talks about how the best ideas, the ones with most depth, resonance and coherence, surface during downtime. “When I am… completely myself, entirely alone and…

Continue reading
Related posts
Haiku of the Week Features: Grounded
April 20, 2017
Haiku of the Week Features: Welcome Home
April 13, 2017
Your Monday Motivator: Setting Your Core Intention
April 10, 2017
Creative Publishing

Ideas of the Decade

Having taught in art schools for most of my four decades in the classroom, I am [also] used to having students who work with their hands—ceramicists, weavers, woodworkers, metal smiths, jazz drummers. There is a calm, centered, Zen-like engagement with the physical world in their lives. In contrast, I see glib, cynical, neurotic elite-school graduates roiling everywhere in journalism and the media. They have been ill-served by their trendy, word-centered educations.

Continue reading
Related posts
This Week’s Book Extract: from Creativist Compendium
January 11, 2017
Self-Publishing Authors At Amazon Academy
November 25, 2016
On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Don’t Think, Just Do!
November 13, 2016