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Words about words, brands, names and naming, and the creative process.

#sparkchamber 123118 — Happy New Year

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Here we are on the last day of 2018, the eve of 2019. What lies ahead, as always, is an unknown — partly completely out of our control, partly a collaboration with those with whom we choose to engage, and partly squarely on each of us to manifest. To think it and do it. To wake up and make it happen. To push that rock up this hill for whatever reason, for however long. This part, the part we each have and hold, is the heart of #sparkchamber. We the voice, we the soul, we the hammer, we the glue.

Instead of highlighting one creative energy on the last day of this year, we feature a curator’s choice of four. A little something collective and overlapping and mystic in the kind-of-arbitrary, kind-of-subjective mix-and-match.

Wishing each and every peace and joy, health and happiness, love and light as we start another journey round the sun. Keep it burning. Keep it up.

1] Where do ideas come from?

Ideas come from the fuzzy space between sleep and wakefulness. I’m usually just about to drift off when inspiration will strike. When that happens, you have to act on it immediately, or it gets away from you. I often think of my ideas as something like when a neighbor comes by to ask for sugar. If you don’t invite them in, they’re often gone for a very long time.

Bailey Reid — big thinker, idea generator, and selfie expert; @baileyreid85

2.] What is the itch you are scratching?

What drives me to create is to communicate and connect in a language that is non-verbal.

Nancy Baker Cahill — artist; @4thwallapp, @nancybakercahill

3.] Early bird or night owl? Tortoise or hare?

I work all the time. Nothing helps me get into it, the urge is always there. 

Paul Barton — freelance artist; playing piano to blind elephants

4.] How do you know when you are done?

How do you know when you’ve started? 

Sarah Isenberg — mother, yogi, dancer, observer; @sarahyoga