Today, the sixth day of Kwanzaa, is dedicated to the principle of Kuumba (Creativity). This is one of the most important of the seven principles to my daily practice and life generally. Some of my earliest memories involve creativity. I remember when I was about five, making mud cakes and plaintain sandwiches with grass trimmings with my little friend Joan behind our house in East Orange, NJ. I remember the first day of kindergarten being struck by a beautifully creative fall bulletin board of autumn leaves at school. Creativity has been a sustaining factor in my life since I can remember. Recently, I joined a challenge to create something every day on a blog www.creativeeveryday.com . I have already been doing this but it will be very nice to be involved with a community of creative people as I work. My creativity has typically touched every aspect of my life including hairstyles, cooking (though I plan to leave the vegetable dessert pies alone), exercising (love to belly da
The virtual studio of author and artist Stephanie Rose Bird brings together artistic process and reflection with the literary arts, in a manner that is designed to be instructive and inspirational.