Tag Archives: Creativity

Among homelessness and drugs, Shadid Muhammad found himself and a purpose when he found art

June 25, 2015


Originally posted on Neat Nashville:
Ashshahid Muhammad, 39, originally from Memphis, grew up in the streets for many years, before eventually finding himself through art. At the age of 13, Shadid, as most call him, was involved in a robbery. He was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison but only served six. He…

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Creating a Space Where There Was None

January 27, 2015


Tenx9 Nashville hosts monthly storytelling events in Nashville and around the world. I am deeply honored to be a part of this community of people. Our motto is an Irish saying, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” The joy, insight and beauty of true stories leaves my heart larger […]

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The Nashville Creative Group – B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Brush)!

June 24, 2014


Rumor on the street is that Nashville is full of country artists. Well, like most rumors, that’s partially true…but only partially. Nashville is actually chock full of all sorts of artists. From indie rock bands to pet portrait painters, printmakers, photographers, taxidermists and culinary artists, there’s so much art in Nashville it’s rare to meet […]

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Meet Ndume Olatushani – Painter, Activist, Healer

May 30, 2014


Ndume Olatushani   Ndume Olatushani was the featured speaker at Creative Mornings Nashville for May. The topic for this month was “Freedom.” Ndume knows about losing freedom unjustly and finding it again within. He was wrongfully imprisoned outside of Memphis and on Death Row for 20 years and incarcerated for 27 years. While locked up, […]

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BIG NEWS: @jessbytheway will be my first. #MeetMyFriends

May 21, 2014


Petra DuPont (aka @jessbytheway) has agreed to guest post on my blog! Looking forward to interviewing her for the very first Meet My Friends post on Big Blue Dot Y’all. Y’all will love her. She does good Vine.      Here we are being totally ridonculous at work. We used to share an office at the old […]

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Book Banning and Inspiration

May 5, 2014


Originally posted on Women and Words:
The written word is intended to stir our intellect in a variety of ways. Books throughout history have become the targets of those who would prefer to silence ideas different from their own, but the power of freethinking and free expression is hard-wired into the human brain, I think.…

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Bursting Flowers. My Art

May 2, 2014


Originally posted on Natalia Maks:
Initially, I dedicated this blog to my travel photography, however as time was passing by I realized that all my interests in life are connected, interchangeable and overlapping. My major in school was Textile Design for a reason: I always was hunting for colors and textures, for new patterns and…

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In Defense of the Dance Major

April 22, 2014


Originally posted on shannondoolingdances:
After the Rain – the first piece I choreographed at DeSales University, in 2005 Several months ago, I heard two interesting reports from NPR’s Planet Money team that focused on college majors and jobs – why people decide to pursue particular tracks of studies and the careers they hold as a result…

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No Matter What – Treble and Bass.

April 22, 2014


I will always go to music. There is music from every genre that I love. And own (bought, because I like musicians and sound people not to starve). Growing up, my parents kept tight control of the radio. My father was a Southern Baptist Preacher and my mother was the untitled and unacknowledged and unpaid […]

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Being Still Makes Me Dizzy

April 3, 2014


Setting Recently, I went to Townsend, Tennessee (about a mile from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and had a bit of a retreat with six women – one I hadn’t met, one I’d only met on Facebook and the rest I’ve known for 15+ years. The cabin was breathtaking and it seems I needed […]

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