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 …

The Artist Entrepreneur Will Appreciate Lisa Congdon’s “Art Inc.”

by Lynn S. Schwebach I love the internet, but sometimes I get lost clicking several links as I read, getting off topic and into areas that aren't relevant. This happens a lot when I am seeking business advice on selling art, because I tend to find artists' works I admire and then I am totally …

Memories in the Making Class Excavates Stories

by Lynn S. Schwebach As an artist, I thought a painting class with Alzheimer’s patients an appropriate way to apply my skills as a volunteer while spending time with my mom who suffers with dementia, but I quickly discovered that a Memories in the Making class entails much more than simply painting colorful pictures. Unlike …

Who is a Creative Genius?

by Lynn S. Schwebach In academic contexts, genius usually implies a person with a high IQ. But another common usage, and much less defined, is when individuals use the phrase creative genius. Research done over the past few decades shows that high IQs do not highly correlate with creativity. In fact, some experts point out …

Three Foundational Tips for Creative, Effective Leadership

by Lynn S. Schwebach An environment of spreadsheets and analytics seems far removed from art studios, but those who study motivation and problem solving say there is much to learn from studies on creativity, and it directly applies to the business world. According to management researchers, it’s a specific type of leadership that ultimately motivates …