It’s all about creativity lately. The ball started rolling when I was introduced to a friend of a friend, an artist and therapist looking for a guinea pig to develop an approach to creativity coaching. What a great arrangement! I get to be coached (which involves various fun “homework”, reflective journalling, and getting feedback), and in exchange I give her feedback, and help her to think through some of the issues of online/course design for developing this into a course down the road. It’s great – I’m working away on weekly assignments that have me painting and drawing my face off.
It’s interesting how this plopped in my lap once I had created space for it (by building my table and changing my office into a studio space). It’s also interesting how so many people I talk to seem starved for a creative outlet, but may need a nudge, and the opportunity to realize it’s not necessarily about product. I think she’s really onto something with the creativity coaching. As the rains of fall/winter descend, I’m looking forward to many dark and cozy afternoons in the studio!