nothing new under the sun

nothing new under the sun

As a creative, I long to be original, yet I always find myself looking to the past or to others…to what has been done or to what is currently being done, for inspiration.  I fight that.  I do.  I look to nature, music, places, and my own imagination.  But the...
Marian’s Creative Space

Marian’s Creative Space

I am a firm believer that a creative workspace needs to be beautiful. I spent many years creating on my kitchen counter, in a dark and poorly lit basement, or whichever room was quiet and unoccupied by my kids.  Sometimes you just have to make do.  But, I learned over...
Wanderings Leather Journal

Wanderings Leather Journal

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” Susan Sontag    So we’ve got a thing for notebooks.  It’s a problem, really.  Every time we get together in person, out come the notebooks we are...
The Creative What??

The Creative What??

So you’re here.You see the word creativity & you are already intrigued.But The Creative What??The Creative Exponent.That’s us.  Or rather, it is the name that resonated the most deeply with us.  When we were brainstorming what to call this new project and brand,...
The TCe Color Palette

The TCe Color Palette

As is often the case, inspiration came from a smattering of gathered items, inadvertently collected together.While Shaunna & I were developing the color palette for TCe’s website, we took note of the colors of the supplies, notebooks, and pouches spread over...
Discovering Your Creativity

Discovering Your Creativity

It all begins here.  Discovering your creativity and your creative voice.  We’re so passionate about this topic, it’s ridiculous.  You can listen to Episode 2 below…you’ll see what we mean.    Everyone is creative It’s true.  You...
Why We Started The Creative Exponent

Why We Started The Creative Exponent

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.” Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way”...