creativity

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Nurturing Creativity Through Sweet, Strategic Friendships

 

Rachel Hyde & Grace Gillespie CarterTackling the writing and publishing process together proved productive for novelists Rachel Hyde and Grace Gillespie Carter. Though they live far apart, they've been friends for nearly 50 years and writing support pals for 22. For tips on how to craft relationships that foster creativity, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl, Rachel and Grace.

Absolutely, positively believe in the power of story. So says Michelle Edwards, award-winning author, illustrator and big time knitter. Her book, Chicken Man, was re-released this year for its 25th anniversary. Schwartz & Wade just released Michelle's newest book A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story of Knitting & Love. For tips on building your own inventory of story ideas to develop, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl on KRUU.

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    Jun 03
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    Jun 06
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Danny Gregory Takes on The Monkey Inside Your Head

Danny GregoryArtist, author, creative director, filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, teacher and speakerShut Your Monkey Danny Gregory joins us on Writers' Voices this week to discuss his latest book, "Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done."

Danny lives and breathes creativity, and knows just how damaging that inner voice can be!

 

Artist Elaine Duncan at KRUU

Fire Ravages Studio: Artist Creates Collages from Burnt Paintings. Four years after fire ravaged her Fairfield, Iowa studio, artist Elaine Duncan has created collages incorporating pieces of paintings that, though damaged, miraculously survived the blaze. A retrospective exhibit and sale containing these collages will take place 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday, Oct. 24th and noon to 5 PM Sunday, Oct. 25th at Fairfield's ICON Gallery. Paintings, ceramics, and other pieces created earlier in her career (and stored elsewhere) will be exhibited, also. A past winner of the Eisner Award for Outstanding Creativity, Elaine earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and pursued postgraduate studies in art at Colorado State University. In 2007, she served as a panelist during a UC Berkeley symposium, "Making Art in Times of Change." Elaine discusses her creative process this week on The Studio with Cheryl on KRUU.

Michelle Edwards, Author & IllustratorDoodling can lead you to the right frame of mind to get things done and to unleash your creative flow. Author, artist, and knitter Michelle Edwards uses doodling, color, and other life hacks as a successful arts entrepreneur. Michelle won the National Jewish Book Award for her children's picture book Chicken Man. Her illustrations have appeared in several shows of children's book art. She's written a monthly column for the Lion  Brand Yarn Company, and her book, A Knitter's Home Companion: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes received praise from author Jane Smiley.

Anna-Maria Petricelli, AuthorHave You Written Today? Author Anna-Maria Petricelli's free creativity workshop for FAIRfest 2015 targets all writers who want to write more and wonder why they don't.

Born and raised in Croatia, Anna-Maria has learned a lot about what it takes to make one's dreams come true. As a 10-year-old, she vowed to one day live in the U.S. Nine years later, she moved to Iowa, where she earned a B.A. in Literature and graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class.

Anna-Maria's had three novels and three novellas published (using the pen name Erin Aislinn). Her latest book BLOODLINE: THE LEGACY is a vampire erotic romance. She's currently studying Linguistics in a graduate progam at the University of Iowa.

Stacey Hurlin"Everyone has that creative impulse: it's what we have in common." So says arts advocate, Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk founder, and visual artist Anastasia Kirtakis Hurlin (a.k.a. Stacey Hurlin). How did this dynamic Fairfielder thrust the impulse to showcase art every month on the Fairfield town square into a reality that will soon celebrate 13 years of existence? That's over 150 diverse & delightful art-focused social gatherings in a town with less than 10,000 people!

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"Art Before Breakfast" with Danny Gregory

Art Before BreakfastWhat a fun book and inspiring author we have in store for you this week on Writers' Voices.

Danny Gregory says "I spent most of my life not believing I had the right to consider myself an artist in any way.  But then I started drawing...it led me to travel, to meet people, to get books published, but most of all it transformed... how I experience every day." Danny Gregory

Gregory's books are in the style of illustrated journals. In "Art Before Breakfast" he teaches readers how to carve out time for art, and shows how even just ten minutes a day can lead to a richer life.  These mini-art projects sure inspired us!

Gregory is also the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.

"Art Before Breakfast" is published by Chronicle Books, one of the most innovative publishers today and makers of beautiful books.

 "Turning down my muse is not an option!" So says artist and art instructor Elaine Duncan, past winner of the Eisner Award for Outstanding Creativity. Whatever form you like your creativity to take, if neglect has caused your muse to go on strike, Elaine's advice will help you gently coax it back. Elaine earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkelely and pursued postgraduate studies in art at Colorado State University. In 2007, she served as a panelist during a UC Berkeley symposium on "Making Art in Times of Change." In 2008 Mulberry Knoll Books released Feathered Space, a 120-page story revealed through Elaine's drawings, designs, and poetic word play. Elaine has won many art awards and has exhibited her artwork at The Presidio in San Franscisco and at galleries in Iowa, Arizona, and Illinois.

I Knead My Mommy Turning grief into a wildly popular, hilarious series of pet poetry books is one of Francesco Marciuliano's many accomplishments. His latest book, I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens was just released by Chronicle Books. It follows two other volumes, I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs and I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, which made it onto many best-seller lists. Francesco dedicated his first pet poetry book, I Could Pee on This, to his cats, Natasha and Boris. After they died, he coped with losing them by writing humorous poetry from their point-of-view.  

Where does the creativity to spin sadness into joy come from? Francesco (who's also a cartoonist and playwright) employs several tactics to avoid writers block and facilitate creative expression. For insights into the creative process of a very talented guy, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Francesco Marciuliano.