Me Too

  I still get goosebumps every time.  Even though I know it will happen, it still catches my soul with awe. There is an unmistaken hush that gathers over a group fully engaged in artistic thought.  Sometimes the quiet is a matter of seconds, others minutes.  I taught a group of sixty moms, hungry for[…]

Street Pianos Visits Mesa

This is one of my favorite reasons I love living in Mesa, Arizona. Our city, along with the Mesa Arts Center recognizes the arts in special ways year round.  This spring, our city has provided over 20 pianos for play on various sidewalks and public places.  Many of these colorful masterpieces were donated by families[…]

The Creativity Crisis ART CHANGES THE WORLD

The necessity of human ingenuity is undisputed. A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. Source: The Creativity Crisis Written by Po Bronson and Ashley Merriman So, if creativity is the number one quality that determines leadership competency, shouldn’t more attention be given towards nurturing[…]

Ever Doodle?

Yellow pages open, phone to her ear, pen in hand, I watched as my mom doodled.  Oblivious to the conversation on the other end, I was transfixed by the loops, whirls, and  zigzags created by her hand.  I did what most kids would do, I ran to the best set of books I knew…the Encyclopedia[…]