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Do it Anyway

Do it Anyway

So when we talk about going for it, there is fear. Real, raw, and sometimes paralyzing fear. Shaunna painting a canvas the very first time back in 2014, with no clue of where it would end up We both have experienced this. We have started things (MANY things) before it...

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what is creative frontier for you?

what is creative frontier for you?

As Shaunna and I were talking through The Creative Exponent and the potential readers we're writing and talking to, the image of someone struggling with the idea that they are creative came to mind.  I thought of someone like my mom...who plays guitar and sings and...

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Sharing Your Creativity

Sharing Your Creativity

"What will you do with your one wild & precious life?" Mary oliver   The case for sharing your creativity If you had a chance to listen to Episode 4, you know how we feel about you sharing your creativity with the world....

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Graph Gear .5mm Pencils

Graph Gear .5mm Pencils

We both flipping LOVE these pencils; hope they can be a great resource for you!  Graph Gear .5mm Pencils  Why Marian Likes it: I love this pencil because it writes tiny!  The .5 lead is thinner than any pencil I've tried...

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Upholding Your Creativity

Upholding Your Creativity

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  So do it." Kurt vonnegut      [smart_track_player url="https://soundcloud.com/the-creative-exponent/upholding-your-creativity"...

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why a podcast

why a podcast

Before we even had a proper name or a formulated idea for what The Creative Exponent would be (we called it "Marian & Shaunna Offering"), we knew it would involve courses.  That's where it started.  We have both learned a lot in our 10+ years of being creative...

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The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

It was the Friday night before Ava's tenth birthday. Keep in mind we were having a small celebration, nothing fancy, on Saturday with our family and a few of her close friends.  There would be fun pink snacks and pizza ordered, a little shopping, and a spend the night...

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Liz’s Light Filled Loft

Liz’s Light Filled Loft

Well, well, well. We have a thing for notebooks, paint supplies, brushes, pens…you get it.  But, as creatives, we also have a huge affinity…

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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 pull...

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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...

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