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  I started my Fourth of July festivities by running the 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) Kenwood Footrace. My finish time was a bit slower than usual, as I haven’t been running much; instead, I’ve been doing long, fully-laden hikes in preparation for a 240-mile backpacking trip. During a race, I get obsessed with those mile […]

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In the spirit of my 2014 “I Dare Me!” challenge to do something new everyday, I just HAD to purchase this strange fruit that shared a shelf with rambutan and dragon fruit. It’s called Buddha Hand or Fingered Citron, and I have NO idea what to do with it…except photograph (and eventually draw) it!

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A common complaint that I hear from my intentional community clients as we prepare to work on a vexing issue is, “We talked about this same issue LAST year!” There is a great desire to be DONE with it already, to set it to rest, to come up with a final solution or policy that […]

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More toys!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 20, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I am a big believer in the power of play. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit – we all are able to learn and create more effectively when we approach our tasks in a spirit of playful inquiry. I frequently use graphic and manipulative tools with my clients – one group in particular has […]

Business Lessons from Improv

By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 19, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I was really tickled to come across this list of Improv Tricks That Will Make You a Better Business Person.  One of my declarations – “Don’t work at it, play with it!” – comes from the life lessons I’ve learned from years of studying, practicing, performing,and teaching improv. Stop for a moment and think of […]

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The First Follower

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 24, 2011 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity, Leadership

I love this little video.  (The narration is transcribed here.) I get two big lessons from this. First, if you are going to be a leader, you need to BE EASY TO FOLLOW. If what you are doing is too difficult or complicated, it will be too hard for folks to understand you and join […]

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Art Every Day Month: Days 6-8

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 9, 2010 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

OBSESSED. Yup, that’s me. Obsessed. I did about three dozen drawings over the course of 48 hours. Two factors contributed to this. One: environment. I spent most of the weekend at Sea Ranch with my FrogSisters. Good company, good food & drink, beautiful weather on the coast. Two: materials. I bought a couple of new, […]

Art Every Day Month: Day 5

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 5, 2010 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

Art Every Day Month was obviously on my mind as I perused the new titles at Northlight Books yesterday.  I picked up a copy of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun by Carla Sonheim. It is chock-full of drawing exercises and games, structures to help you loosen up and […]

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Art Every Day Month

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 4, 2010 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

In 2004, Massachussetts artist Leah Piken Kolidas declared November to be Art Every Day Month. I absolutely LOVE this idea (even though I’m already three or four days behind)! For awhile I have been feeling that I need more structure and discipline in order to improve my drawing. My “happiness guru,” Gretchen Rubin, states that […]

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>Kinesthetic Modeling

By: Eris Weaver | Date: March 22, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>I spent Saturday in a workshop on Kinesthetic Modeling (KM), a right-brain, hands-on, 3-D facilitation tool. Like a child with a new toy or a craftsperson with a new tool, I am itching to play with it some more! I first heard of KM from my colleagues Andrea Saveri and Leslie Salmon-Zhu; we used it […]

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