“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”

—George Kneller

Thoughts on Creativity

Musings by our staff and facilitators

Here we share our occasional thoughts about the creative process, illustrating how it applies to more than just making art. Creativity can be an integral part of our lives, providing inspiration and direction. We welcome a conversation through your comments about our musings.

Finding Your Passion: Thoughts on Creativity Revisited

A look back at historical Creative Edge posts Originally posted in 1996 (Newsletter #25) by Donald Mathews I (recently) found myself looking for clues for personal life direction—my soul’s longing and my salvation. From experience as an artist, I know if I follow what...

Lessons From A Young Child

Children are an inspiration. They instinctively know how to imagine their way into life. They don't have to be taught - they just DO. Somewhere in the growing up process it became more difficult for most of us to be so present in our imaginary worlds. I know I have...

Creative Expression is Natural to all Human Beings

A look back at historical Creative Edge posts Originally posted in 1996 (Newsletter #25) by Donald Mathews I (recently) found myself looking for clues for personal life direction—my soul’s longing and my salvation. From experience as an artist, I know if I follow what...

Thoughts on Creativity Revisited #1

Children are an inspiration. They instinctively know how to imagine their way into life. They don't have to be taught - they just DO. Somewhere in the growing up process it became more difficult for most of us to be so present in our imaginary worlds. I know I have...

Crossing The Edge of Fear

A look back at historical Creative Edge posts July 2018 Originally posted in 1989 by Donald Mathews Typically in the arts, the focus is on the art object or performance—the outward expression. Then, critique identifies what has been done right or wrong according to...

Knowing

A look back at historical Creative Edge posts October 12, 2017 Originally posted in 1994 By Carol Mathew-Rogers     On the subject of learning from others, I’d like to share a poem with you that I wrote during my initiation conference with Brugh Joy (a spiritual...

Listening to the murmurings of our heart

October 12, 2017 Originally posted in 1989 by Creative Edge founder Donald Mathews in his first newsletter:   Tllicho Lake   In this high place it is as simple as this leave everything you know behind. Step toward the cold surface say the old prayer of rough love and...

Board of Directors
Thoughts on Creativity

 Our Board of Directors share why they participate in and support the programs of The Creative Edge: The Way of the Arts.

Ann Foley

      Creative Edge provides a welcoming, non-judgmental space for exploring artistic expression and the keys it holds to our deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.  Being a member of the board and partaking in Creative Edge programs...

Laura Carley

      Creativity has been an integral part of my life, both the joy of mental exploration, as well as physical manifestations in painting, photography, and writing.   I originally joined Creative Edge in the early 1990’s to share art & ideas with...

Kyla Cyr

      Creative Edge provides a welcoming, non-judgmental space for exploring artistic expression and the keys it holds to our deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.  Being a member of the board and partaking in Creative Edge programs...

Donald Mathews

      Creativity has been an integral part of my life, both the joy of mental exploration, as well as physical manifestations in painting, photography, and writing.   I originally joined Creative Edge in the early 1990’s to share art & ideas with...

Carol Mathew-Rogers

       When I discovered Creative Edge at age forty, I was an art teacher seeking a creative salve for my growth.  I now realize that what I found was connection with a supportive network.  How did this happen?  This was always the first step as we...

Barbara Rose Shuler

       The invitation to join the Creative Edge board over 30 years ago has proven over and over a great gift in my life.  Most important are the people I have met, worked with and learned from throughout these decades.  They are creative, generous and...

Illia Thompson

      Although I enjoyed art as a child, it wasn't until I started to long for a chance to bring my inner visions into life that I really began to explore through my art. I used art as a bridge between my unconscious, mostly hidden self and my...

Marlie Avant

Clearly for me, creative expression in the arts has been an important entry to my inner world, the world of dreams and imagination, and to understanding the complexity of my own psyche. It led to development of intuition as a tool to deal with my every day life...

Nancy Drewek

        I've had the pleasure to participate in many creative programs led by Carol Mathew-Rogers.  I was very reluctant at first to join in, believing that I wasn't good enough to measure up to other participants.  What I discovered is that within...

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