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Aging Up

Aging Up

About a year and a half ago, my dream job abruptly ended. I left tenure-track academia for this opportunity and took on a mortgage in the ‘burbs with my family. Fifteen months later, I was out of work: my position was terminated and half of […]

KEEP GOING

KEEP GOING

I was reading a spectacular post by Nick Cave this week–he advises a reader on how to connect with her creativity even without an idea. Creativity is not something that can disappear. The creative impulse is simply the strategy used to catch ideas. Ideas are […]

Saying Yes

Saying Yes

I’ve been working hard this year, setting up my studio back up and finding my pace. I can tell that I’m finding my way because my YES cycle is finally reaching an optimal RPM. It’s simple, really–part of my ingrained and apparently immutable notion of […]

2019 is starting one week later!

2019 is starting one week later!

I was wiped out for a full week by a nasty cold–holy cow, how humbling! I was looking over my intricate binder full of plans for the year and feeling my resolve draining a bit. But then, I stopped. Why? What is a week? What […]

Creative Reinvention, One Year In

Creative Reinvention, One Year In

I have not posted in a LONG time–I was in the midst of some big changes. I started a few different projects, one of which really came to fruition. All in all, I have had to really deal with my ambitions crashing on the rocky […]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

I have been working on articulating my approach to creativity for years. I decided to finally begin to put my ideas out for you to see and the only way I could describe it was Art Centered / Design Focused. Art Centered I began my […]

My Portfolio My Plan Research: Survey for Visual Culture Producers

My Portfolio My Plan Research: Survey for Visual Culture Producers

I am developing a book and online course for young people seeking a path to a career as a cultural producer. I am using that term to cover the multitude of disciplines–artist, designer, and more–as we are so hard to define. I am limiting this […]

Art Kit Review: Clay Creations Kit by Spicebox

Art Kit Review: Clay Creations Kit by Spicebox

Art kits are a go-to gift idea for children and there are some great ones out there. M recently got a lovely one for Christmas that I wanted to review for you: Clay Creations Kit by Spicebox This actual kit is out of stock currently on the […]

Give Children Art at Home

Give Children Art at Home

What are we hoping to give children when we provide them with art experiences? As an artist myself, I have been working to find ways to give my child (I will refer to her as M) what she needs to delve into this arena without […]

Art Centered / Design Focused

Art Centered / Design Focused

Welcome! I am Libby Clarke, and this is Art Centered / Design Focused. I am focusing on the innate creativity we all possess. I think many assume only a few people can really create beautiful or useful things. It’s not true–we are all creative. I am […]