Van Gogh’s Paintings Come Alive In “Loving Vincent”

by Lynn S. Schwebach If you have ever wanted to step inside a Van Gogh painting, you now have the opportunity. Go see the film “Loving Vincent.” Publicity for this unusual movie describes it as “the first feature-length film to combine live action computer animation and hand-painted animation.” But after seeing it last Saturday, I …

Knowing the Ten Traits of Creativity Helps Entrepreneurs

by Lynn S. Schwebach Not too long ago, a successful entrepreneur told me that he wanted to know more about how the synergy between creativity and business acumen works. He doesn’t see himself as “creative,” yet he knows that without this most important skill, his business will not grow. I found it curious that he …

“Cockatoo” a Thames and Hudson Art Book Arrives in Bookstores

by Lynn S Schwebach As artists, we enter everything. We try to get into juried shows. We try to get into galleries. We try to sell our artwork online. As bravely creative individuals, we try everything and anything to get our art and our message out into the world. So when someone contacts YOU, someone …

Bullet Journal: Three Steps for Correcting Mistakes, Setting Up Your Next Month, and Setting Goals for 2018— Article Four

by Lynn S. Schwebach This post, article 4, follows my first three articles on how to establish and use a bullet journal. To follow my steps from the beginning, also read articles one, two, and three. After using my bullet journal for a month, I decided that this bullet thing keeps me more organized than …

Three Steps to Monthly and Daily Entries in Your Bullet Journal— Article Three

by Lynn S. Schwebach One of the best lessons I learned starting a bullet journal focuses on over scheduling, and for some reason, writing it down the old fashioned way—analog—made me see this better than any other organization system. (For an overview on the rhyme and reason of bullet journals, see my article, "Bullet Journals …

Three Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal—Article Two

by Lynn S. Schwebach After a few weeks of my new bullet journal sitting in its shrink wrap on my desk, I finally opened it, and I started my new organized life. My friend Chip introduced me to the bullet journal concept, and she came to my house to show me her FABULOUS (a.k.a. artwork …

Bullet Journals Help Artists, Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get Organized— Article One

by Lynn S. Schwebach I think my friend Chip (her Vietnamese name is Pham Van Anh) and her “bullet journal” will change my life, but first let me explain. Plain and simple, a bullet journal is a way to get your "to do" list and future goals on paper—in a systematic way. But any kind …

How to Use Conflicting Thoughts to Spur Creativity

by Lynn S. Scwebach When Irish playwright and screenwriter Martin McDonagh went to Bruges, Belgium for a short holiday, he found himself at first enchanted with the city's cultural beauty but after only a few hours, McDonagh wondered why he was bored. McDonagh said it was as if two sides of his brain were arguing …

Create A Life. Grow Your Brain. Enlarge Your Heart.

by Lynn S. Schwebach Neuroscientists who study the brain, learning, and creativity know the importance of experience. They have studied the effects of activities such as traveling, learning a new language, solving a crossword puzzle, and playing video games. More specifically, they have studied the effects of these activities on the brain. Every new, stimulating …

Fort Collins Eatery Shows Funky Australian Bird Print

by Lynn S. Schwebach   My funky cockatoo print currently watches over patrons at Big Al’s restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado. This same bird makes it debut this November in an Australian book titled, Cockatoo. Published by Thames and Hudson Australia Pty Ltd, Cockatoo will contain artworks by over 80 artists from all over the …