World Creativity and Innovation Day April 21 (WCID) was born on May 25, 2001, in Toronto, Canada. The purpose for World Creativity and Innovation Day was, and still is, to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too. April 21, the day before Earth Day, April 22, was chosen as World Creativity and Innovation Day to emphasize the importance of using new thinking to create a decent life for all on a sustainable planet. April 21 is a placeholder in time to give people a reason and opportunity to use imagination productively, to release new thinking, and to celebrate that.
In 2006, World Creativity and Innovation Day April 21, became World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15, marks its beginning each year. da Vinci demonstrates creativity as BOTH arts and sciences, that each informs the other. On April 27, 2017, the United Nations resolved to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 as a Day of Observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. 2018 marks the first year the UN will observe WCID.
For the first time during World Creativity and Innovation Week, I will be sharing creative affirmations, creativity tips via the blog and the podcast everyday to spark your creative for seven days. As creatives we need some extra push to help us stay inspired and focused and that is what this campaign is about. Want in on the fun? Sign up here and get ready for some creative inspiration beginning April 15th!
The mission of the Florida Creativity Conference is to promote and encourage creativity and innovation in ways which make a positive difference in people’s lives, communities, and the world. One of the most nationally recognized creativity conferences in the United States, the Florida Creativity Conference celebrates 16 years and is scheduled for March 29-31, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida! I have been invited to be a speaker for this year's conference and will be presenting the workshopCreative Identity: The Art of Affirming Your Inner Creative.
If you are open to awakening more of your creative potential, this conference is the great opportunity to explore creativity in many wonderful forms! FCC provides hands-on and interactive learning, music and movement, connecting and innovating. Participants walk away with a fresh ‘tool kit’ of creative problem solving skills and productive practices for their personal and professional life, and a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life! Learn more at http://www.flcreativity.com/ and join me in Sarasota in March!
Del Ray Artisans Gallery
2704 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(Begins January 26, 2019)
Do you actually believe you are a talented and creative individual capable of creating wonderful things? Do you have creative goals but have difficulty getting started with making things happen? Do you need support to make your creative dreams a reality? Are you already a practicing creative who needs inspiration and encouragement to keep producing?
You are cordially invited to join the Creative Revival Artist’s Way Circle, a facilitated group that will meet once a week for 12 weeks as we go through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Together, we will share our journey into finding your creative “Muse” whether it expresses itself through art or just finding a new creative career. The program is focused on supporting relationships in removing artistic blocks and fostering confidence.
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by author Julia Cameron. The book was originally produced to assist individuals with artistic creative recovery, by teaches techniques and exercises to assist in gaining self-confidence in harnessing creative talents and skills.
Each week we will meet to discuss each chapter of the book, our daily journaling practice (via “The Morning Pages”), weekly Artist’s Dates that you select to inspire yourself and other insights that you wish to share on this special journey. Each participant will receive The Artist’s Way book and journal for the program, as well as access to a Facebook Group and a group of other artists and creatives moving through the journey with you.
Register via Delray Artistans here.