Balance: Evelyn

Balance: Evelyn

Creative people can sometimes be susceptible to an internal tug of war between the purity of their craft; it’s organic creative expression, and monetary success – as if the two are somehow diametrically opposed. This tug of war can also have in tow the questions of where your creative gifts belong and whether we should rely on spiritual things or just the skill in the use of our...

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Disciplines: Dan

Disciplines: Dan

Learning to live as a creative person within the 9 – 5 pressure of the day-to-day is the creative’s greatest challenge. Society tells us to stay within the lines, to play by the rules and protect our boundaries – while simultaneously, as creatives, we’re trying to live in the moment, follow our hearts and think outside the square! As a creative person, our greatest strength is...

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Embrace the Ridiculous: Kate

Embrace the Ridiculous: Kate

It wasn’t until I listened to Jeff and Julie talk on creativity that my mind was opened to new thoughts on process; lifestyle; resolution. My worldview was given a space to voice itself. It was like opening a can of worms. An environment stuffed full of creatives is an interesting place. They likened it to herding a bunch of cats. But what I got out of this time was an understanding to be...

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Crazy Beautiful: Sam

Crazy Beautiful: Sam

For a married couple, trying to be united in mind and heart, we’ve both approached our creativity from two very different places. One of us has used it as one of the main driving forces behind our career. The other simply enjoys exploring it as an expression of life. Yet both of us have found that there is something so freeing in understanding the creative mind. Why you think the way you...

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Valuable: Melinda

Valuable: Melinda

The truth we learned from Jeff and Julie Crabtree, was something we already knew, but not sure we believed it: a creative mind is valuable. There have been many times in our lives where we wished that we were wired in a more practical, linear way. That’s not us. We both have a creative mind, and regardless of how brilliant or not our creativity may be, it is valuable, because the creative...

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New Thinking: Maja

New Thinking: Maja

Being exposed to Jeff and Julie’s teaching has broadened my perspective and knowledge of the arts. Their passion and love for high standard artistic works was transposed to their students through their out-of-the-box thinking and teaching methods. It was both a challenge and a delight to be receiving such valuable information inevitably creating a whole new way of thinking for me. Having...

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