Creativity Generates Creativity

And energy generates energy. While it might seem to run contrary to the physics law of conservation of energy, we can use this as an emotional and inspirational truism. Everyone knows the feeling of being sluggish, tired, and having no energy. Then, you go to the gym or for a long hike- and the next…

Creative Rituals While On The Road

There is this age-old truism that travel is inspirational. Travel shakes up the stale thought patterns and brain grooves, jumbles them together and allows something fresh to emerge. This is true. But there are the practical realities of traveling as well, apart from the theoretical creative benefits. Bad food, depressing hotel rooms, too much time…

Making Things: Jackets

I made my first tailored jacket when I was sixteen. It wasn’t very good, but I remember staying up all night, hand-stitching every seam, because that was how couturiers did it, right?  Early on I developed an obsession with Chanel suits and jackets, of the 1960s and 70s era.  I had never owned one, had…