Yesterday there was cool rain pounding the streets once again out my window, as Chicagoans like me continue to wonder when summer will fully arrive. But no matter. The days are long, the trees are green, and it’s time once again for me to urge you to let your creativity bloom.
With the extra daylight and outdoor opportunities, what might you be able to bring into the world this summer that only can come from you?
Perhaps you need a spark or a support group to take a summer creative plunge? Like-minded creativity rabble-rouser John Dillon — he is also a radio host, author, and Albuquerque-based speaker and singer-songwriter — has put together a free video series to inspire your creativity. Click here for the first of his four free videos.
John has several websites and resources for you if you’d like help engaging your creativity. And if you like his mellow and passionate style, I encourage you not only to watch his four free videos (and listen to his “Art of the Song” radio show and get his book, left), but make a commitment for real creative change by taking a leap and signing up for his 7-week Creativity, Passion and Purpose TeleCourse. Watch the 4th video for more information and sign up using this link so he knows I referred you. Deadline to sign up is this Sunday.
Here in Chicago, I continue to develop Malaise County Fair, an audience-interactive musical and show dedicated to helping us all get out of whatever malaise we are in and creating a space to jam together as a community. We welcome more creativity rabble-rousers to join us — please like us on Facebook, and contact me directly if you’d like to be involved as a performer or behind the scenes.
Let this be the summer you become a musician — let me help you make that happen with my music coaching and you’ll be jamming to songs in 6 weeks or less.
Whatever you choose to do, I want to encourage to move from being just a spectator to more of a creator in your life. As John Dillon and I agree, creativity can change lives — and it is just what our society needs right now. It starts with you.