Creating connections through the arts and across cultures

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Multi-talents: Artists & Writers as Farmers

The mission for Riehlife is “Creating connections through the arts and across cultures.” Viola! That’s the definition of multi-talented creatives. Here’s the fourth post in a cycle of five discussing multi-talents among creative people. My guest column Creative Catalyst appears on Telling Her Stories: The Broad View for Story Circle Network. Multi-talented? Maybe artists and […]

Power of the Pen: The Artist and the Blank Page, by William T. Dawson

I first met William Dawson in Mountainaire, New Mexico on August 2007 at the 10th annual Sunflower Festival. I performed my story “Big Butts Are Beautiful” complete with backup girl singers and drum. William has previously appeared on Riehlife several times. His most recent contribution is “River of Sadness.” Here are his thoughts on the […]

Collaboration: Check your ego at the door! by Riehl & Farrow

Read our third post in our Collaboration Cycle on Story Circle Network’s blog Telling Her Stories: The Broad View. Collaboration: Check your ego at the door! by Janet Riehl & Stephanie Farrow in our Creative Catalyst column.

Creativity in Education (TED) Sir Ken Robinson

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.

CREATIVE CYCLES: BALANCING ACT…MarchTelling HerStories post up

CREATIVE CYCLES: BALANCING ACT (Number 2 in a series of 3) You can read my most recent Creative Catalyst post on the Story Circle Network blog (Telling HerStories: The Broad View) by clicking this link. Catch up on the entire Creative Catalyst archive here. This column is written in collaboration with my dear friend Stephanie […]

Conversation Starter: What if…you drew the lines for coloring? Or, Colored without lines?

You know the slogan, “coloring inside the lines”? What if, you colored outside the lines? Or, drew the lines for coloring? Or, colored without lines? How would your life change? How would your art change? How would society change? Have you ever considered how you fit into conformist America?

Building a Creative Practice: Not for Wimps! Now on Telling HerStories: Taking the Broad View

Capricorn Heart = Persistence of the goat My second post for my Creative Catalyst series on Story Circle Network’s “Telling Herstories: The Broad View” is now up. You can access “Building a Creative Practice: Not for Wimps” by clicking here…where you’ll also see the first post, “What is Creativity Anyway?” Also, a third post will […]

Mara Purl’s many talents come home

Just one side of Mara Purl! Mara Purl is one of the ultimate hyphenates/slashers: author/actress/producer/artist/musician/playwrite. Talk about creating connections through the arts and across cultures! Head on over to Mara Purl’s guest blog post on Type M for Murder where she tells the story about a life of multi-talents coming into focus and fruition. Also, […]

Earth Hour Blog Duet with Susan Tweit: Why Symbolic Actions Matter

Symbolism is the tool of the poet, the visionary, the dreamer, the prophet, the priestess, the medicine woman, world healers and healers all over the world, ritualists, ceremonialists, performance artists, theater folks, and…yes, activists! Susan Tweit and I have been continuing our conversation on returning reverence and creativity to your daily life. Particularly, we’ve been […]