Become an Expert: The Creative Life

Want to be more creative? Don’t write that story/paint that picture/sew that quilt/knit that scarf yet. Read a book about writing/painting/sewing/knitting! Better yet, read 12! Read 25! Read a whole bookshelf! I believe that we learn by doing. But my first step on the path to doing has always been to read a book (or…

Slice of Life: Creativity

I have been reading Lynda Barry’s new book, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor, very, very slowly. My husband started laughing when he opened the book and began flipping through, and I immediately knew why. “You’re not going to be able to skim this one, are you?” he said. I have a reputation for reading…