Nancy_CrawfordHi, my name is Nancy Crawford and I want to welcome you to my blog. I hope that this will be a dynamic and engaging space that provides interesting information, inspiration and effective strategies that will help to foster and expand our creativity.

Having worked as an artist and visual art teacher for over thirty years, I have been fascinated with a quest to better understand creativity and innovation along with exploring and developing ways to foster the often elusive and seemingly contradictory aspects of the creative process both in my own life and the lives of my students. This blog is an extension of that quest coupled with my desire to share some of what I have learned along the way, delve into questions and concepts that I’m wrestling with, and explore ideas that I find infinitely engaging.

Some of the diverse topics that will be explored throughout the posts will include: the importance of courage and risk-taking along with fear management when creating; self care strategies that will bolster vitality and energy; interviews and studio visits with diverse creative individuals including visual artists, musicians, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs and others; book reviews; tips on how to effectively brainstorm and mind-map your ideas; along with strategies to move through procrastination and resistance tendencies to create with greater frequency, joy and ease.

I hope that you will join me and share your thoughts.

To see some of my current artworks please visit me at www.nancycrawfordartist.com  or visit www.creativeexcursions.com to learn more about opportunities to explore and express your creativity on an Italian travel adventure.