God and Creativity – Monica Ganas part 3

From Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse to God’s Leading. This is just the normal part of being a Creative for Dr. Ganas.     This week we listen to part 3 of my telephone interview with Monica Ganas.   “God works through the people who are paying attention.”...

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Why Do You Create? Monica Ganas Part 2

This is PART 2 of my telephone interview with my friend Monica Ganas.   Dr. Ganas is a professor of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University in California. She has been creatively involved in television, movies, and publishing with her 5-star rated book,...

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An Interview with Monica Ganas: Part 1

Monica Ganas and I met at Asbury Theological Seminary. While her husband, Scott, and I were attending ATS, Monica earned a doctorate in Communication from the University of Kentucky. Today Dr. Ganas is a professor of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University...

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The Art of Deep Practice

This week I will pull some thoughts from Daniel Coyle’s book The Talent Code. The subtitle: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Daniel’s book can be found on the psychology shelf. I think this makes it perfect for examining the possible transferable findings...

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3 Things I learned from BB King & Lucille

Sunday evening, February 1964. My world view changed. The Beatles opened up a passion in me that continues to this day. Before school was out that year I was part of a band called the Radiants. We were musicians. I was a guitar player who played bass in our band...

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Feeding An Artist

There will be times when we Creatives need to put down the brush, slip the camera back into the bag, or slide the keyboard away. There will be times when we Producers of art need to take a break from production There will be times we need to be CREATIVELY FED.  ...

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Becoming a Famous Author

I posted the above photograph this week on several Facebook Groups I am a part of with this caption:   Some authors win the Pulitzer Prize. Some authors get a big contract. These are great, but I was the subject of my granddaughter’s independent study project....

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ART is the EXPOSER

ART is the EXPOSER.     When we throw ourselves into creating our art it often reveals 2 things: 1. Where we are in the mastery of our chosen tools of creativity 2. Where we are as a person     Both of these require honest observation. It is much...

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Give It a Try: Becoming a Creative Part 5

The above image is a NEW PIECE OF ART from Dan Cautrell     This week we are going to listen to the 6th and final segment from an interview I did with Dan on Becoming a Creative. Dan is a friend, fellow hockey player, owner of FUSION PRESS STUDIO, fun &...

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