Creative Resources

Other Innovative Teachers Who Think out of the Box: More jumping off points for your creativity and imagination that float my boat and I hope, will float yours too. The book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is the artist’s bible Herve Tullet’s Art Workshop Technical Classes on Skillshare that teach with fun Jill Badonsky’s…

A Dose of the Magical

Wow. What a crazy year. Seems like every morning I check the news feed and I learn about a natural disaster happening, a crazy person driving into a street of people, or some fundamental right taken away from me. It’s easy to be down and discouraged. The one thing that helps me feel hopeful and…

Field Trip for the Imagination: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

It’s Blog Tuesday! Woot! And I’m tired of my Facebook Feed of Gloom and Anxiety. I like to think when you step into the Idea Emporium you are transported into a magical mall. We visited the Phoenix Art Museum not too long ago and the whole family loved the Infinity Rooms! They are pure magic…

Imaginary Finds: The Resurrectionist

Here at the Idea Emporium the imagination is celebrated and design ideas are born. The store manager saw this book today. Have you read it? From Amazon.com: “Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber,…

The Shadow in us we need to greet and Shadow Theater

I anxiously awaited the sun being blotted out while hiding out in the house away from windows with my Giant Ooh Yellow Dog, hoping the eclipse would pass quickly. Crouching down on the couch and pretending nothing was happening, while facing my fears of going blind, I thought about the Shadow. Not the old-time radio…

Check out the Playhouse Page

I’ve added a Cinema page! I will be adding tiny bits of videos often to peek into the world of the Idea Emporium so you can learn more about it. Did you know that every day at 4pm is Feeding Time for the monsters grown in jars in the Invention Room? Curious? Go here. And…

What Blocks Your Creativity & What Flows It

I’m excited to get things rolling here at the Idea Emporium. I just started a Facebook page for the world/book, I’m growing my Instagram page to share video clips and drawings, and the book proposal and first chapter are nearing completion. Yay! I’m excited also to have you on this journey and be a part…

Playing with Alien Botany

The Nursery Department grows and sells Alien Botany from seeds from all over the planets. I bet you didn’t know that. I’m developing the pages for the book and here’s a sneak peek for all you readers. What started out as a sketch… Before clean-up and for the coloring page. Creating a planet for the…

Inspiration Thursday!

The Idea Emporium Book is all about inspiring your creativity and your imagination to overflow, and encouraging your crazy ideas. So what better way to help nurture that then to provide lots of inspiration and goodness. Every day I am inspired by what is out there. Culled from my notebooks, this week’s inspiration is… Laughter. With…