Articles by: Carrie

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Arrange Your Creative Wake-Up Call

[Creative Awareness] Wake up, Catalyzers! 2017 is nipping at our heels! I woke up at 4:30 this morning, my mind racing with tasks. Like many mornings before, I lay in bed making mental lists, imagining myself tackling everything with dispatch, while sipping a lovely Americano, dressed in a crisp, white […]

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David Bowie – A Case For Creativity

David Bowie – A Case For Creativity

David Bowie: Human After All In the aftermath of David Bowie’s surprising death, I find myself stunned not only at the loss of such an icon, but the surprise of my own reaction. When my boyfriend woke me with the news that David Bowie had died, it was as if […]

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I Love It When My Life Lessons Clean Up After Me

Last week, I made the common mistake of taking my daughter with me to “Bed Bath & Beyond,” a move that typically adds a couple of zeros to my purchase. She is scary convincing. I was looking for a new shower curtain, and ended up buying a nice one with […]

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Gem Season

  It’s that time again, my favorite season in Tucson. It’s gem show time, when, for two glorious weeks, our big brown town becomes encrusted with jewels, geodes, embroidered fabrics, and visitors from all over the world; it’s a global bizarre, replete with every imaginable color and texture. There are […]

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Jack Frost Rocks

  WONDER: The Sequel Yesterday, I went to see Rise of the Guardians with my daughter, who is twelve. This was payback for my dragging her to Life of Pi (she later thanked me), as per our negotiated settlement. While both movies were visually stunning, I’m dedicating this post to […]

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New Year’s Resolutions are so last universe!

Here’s a recipe for self-hatred: Make a long list of things you promise yourself you’ll do, don’t do them, head for the refrigerator, rinse, repeat. You know the drill.  Generally, I believe in recycling, but some things, like numbers one through five on my list, are better served in the […]

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Anticipating Creativity

I loved teaching art, but hated giving grades because I didn’t want to inhibit my students’ ability to take risks.  I consider risks and failure to be the lifeblood of creative output. Three years ago, I quit my university teaching job to pursue my own work and work with other […]

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