digging deep

Digging Deep: Planning (Stage Three)

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Planning, laying down the bones, is the problem-solving element of creating. Here is where you will begin to give shape to your imaginings, your style, and your physical reality in order to lay out the blueprint of what you hope to create. You will take a good look at what it is that you envision [...]

Digging Deep: Envisioning (Stage Two)

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In Stage One, we invited our mind to look within and around us, to go foraging and gather up the berries and flowers of imagination. There is tremendous power in claiming our likes and dislikes, our dreams and yearnings, our aesthetic memories and walkabout observations. They are all fodder for the creative mill. Envisioning, giving [...]

Digging Deep: Imagining (Stage One)

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In my last Digging Deep post, we began discussing the process of creativity and the possibility of learning to live a more creative life, in and out of the garden. The subject of this second workshop is to explore Stage One of the creative process: it is Imagining, what I call the sparks of creativity. To imagine [...]

Digging Deep: Creativity

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Over the next couple of months, I’m  trying something a bit different on GGW. I’ll be exploring the 7 steps in the creative process through a series of posts and creativity exercises based on my book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening (now also out in Kindle). Consider it an online "class" whose goal is to facilitate you [...]