Phil Cousineau - Stoking the Creative Fires (lecture)
Stroking the Creative Fires: Lecture
What are you on fire about now? Where does your fiery urge to create come from? What do you do to rekindle the inner flame of creativity when it is nearly extinguished by despair or fear? And what are you doing to pass on the torch of your inspiration?
These questions are at the heart of one of the greatest human mysteries of all creativity. This evening's lecture explores the practice of creativity, from painting and writing to photography, movies, and business, and in its use in psychological practice. We will also delve into the power of visualization as a means to constantly remind ourselves where we are in the creative journey, which can prove to be a tremendous boost in helping us complete our projects.
Our focus will be on three incandescent parts of the Journey: Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization, and its nine stages: Inspiration, Reverie, Time, Sacred Space, Mentors and Muses, Focus, Burnout, the Real Work, Cooling Down, and Passing the Torch. Our themes will include: the ever-changing role of the arts, the cultivation of work habits, the use of dreams and role of mentors, the dreaded creative block, the myth of genius, art in the marketplace, and the spiritual side of art. The presentation will include stories, film clips, and animated discussion.
Sept 12, Friday Lecture, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
Lecture Fee: $15 Members $25 Non-Members
2 CEUs offered ($10)
Good Shepard Center, Rm. 202
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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