Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

Starting Over

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Musings

For several years now, I've talked and written about how living with ambiguity is an integral part of the creative process. My book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, touches upon this subject in more detail.  I want to share a personal story with you that once again reminded me that learning to live with uncertainty is an [...]

Digging Deep: Planning (Stage Three)

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Planning, laying down the bones, is the problem-solving element of creating. Here is where you will begin to give shape to your imaginings, your style, and your physical reality in order to lay out the blueprint of what you hope to create. You will take a good look at what it is that you envision [...]

Digging Deep: Envisioning (Stage Two)

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In Stage One, we invited our mind to look within and around us, to go foraging and gather up the berries and flowers of imagination. There is tremendous power in claiming our likes and dislikes, our dreams and yearnings, our aesthetic memories and walkabout observations. They are all fodder for the creative mill. Envisioning, giving [...]

Digging Deep: Creativity

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Over the next couple of months, I’m  trying something a bit different on GGW. I’ll be exploring the 7 steps in the creative process through a series of posts and creativity exercises based on my book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening (now also out in Kindle). Consider it an online "class" whose goal is to facilitate you [...]