The Importance of Asking Why

The Importance of Asking Why

Asking why is important. The “why” matters. But what if asking “why not?” is equally important? Asking why not forces you to face the fears and insecurities behind why you don’t do it…because often the why not is just that: fear.This week Shaunna and Marian talk...
Creative Resiliance

Creative Resiliance

What does it mean to be creatively resilient?  Today, Shaunna and Marian are talking about creative resilience, and the knowledge of how much it is needed for us as creatives.  And more than needing it, they realize creative resilience is a practice, rather than...
Creative Resolutions

Creative Resolutions

Welcome to season two of The Creative Exponent Podcast!  Shaunna and Marian are so excited to be back for another season to chat about creativity.  To kick off 2020, they’re talking about the dreaded R-word…Resolutions.  Creative Resolutions, to be more specific. ...

Creative Frontier

In the season finale for The Creative Exponent podcast season 1, Shaunna and Marian explore the creative frontier!  Why is it important to continue to look to the horizon to see what is outside of your comfortably settled territory?  Creative exploration is important...
Normal Life, Extraordinary Work

Normal Life, Extraordinary Work

Do you feel like your life is too normal, too boring, too typical, too ordinary to have anything interesting to say?  Shaunna and Marian have heard this as an excuse time and time again as an argument against sharing stories, creations, and thoughts with others.  “I...
Cordati Studies

Cordati Studies

As promised, I kept a sketchbook when I was traveling in Europe.  I approached it with the same trepidation I always do when I’m sketching or painting.  I still felt like I was going to get it “wrong” (whatever that really means.)  But, I pushed.  I...

Is The Best Of Your Past The Enemy Of Your Present Good

“Sometimes the greatest enemy of our present happiness is the past happiness that is too well remembered.” unkown    What happens we experience success as creatives?  Especially what we would individually consider “big success?” Success...
When You Stroke Out Creatively

When You Stroke Out Creatively

“When you’ve exhausted all the possibilities, remember this:  You Haven’t.”thomas edison   We do mean stroke out, not strike outThis was a fun podcast episode to record.  We relive our brainstorming weekend of developing The Creative Exponent...
Owning Your Place (Scarcity Vs. Abundance)

Owning Your Place (Scarcity Vs. Abundance)

“Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune into.”wayne dyer   scarcity vs. abundanceIt is really simple to feel like creative work is scarce.  Really simple.  We struggle to find and hold our own place in the world, and to hold our own...
Classification Folders

Classification Folders

What marian likes  What originally attracted me to these folders were the colors!  Pale blue, mint green, grassy green, navy, etc.  What sold me on them was the divided sections that I could use to keep notes and paperwork organized for projects, clients, or even...