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Debra Boyd will be displaying one of her paintings in the "Survivor Art Event"
October 10-19, 2008 at West Virginia State University, WV
The experience helps trauma survivors and promotes community understanding
Click here for more information.

We designed a few art pieces for Kline Volvo in Maplewood. Check out some photos here of the pieces we designed specifically for their unique space!


Finding Your Creative Potential

Somebody said it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't" but he would be one
Who wouldn't say no, till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in, with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

-Edgar Guest

Why Is Creativity Important?

Throughout human history, creativity has been the subject of interpretation and speculation. The scientific study of creativity is a fairly recent phenomenon. J Paul Guilford, at the University of Southern California, produced a testing program for the military in World War II that was widely used for measuring creativity. With such a tool, it seemed that it would be only a matter of time before creativity could be measured as accurately as intellectual ability.

In the past, people believed that creativity was a mysterious concept and impossible to define in specific terms. While that may have been true, the behavior of creative individuals is indeed observable and has been the subject of meaningful study. Jane Piirto's research studies on creativity found that it is a natural activity. She also found that it is based on an individual's personality as well. Genetic and environmental factors, the home environment, school and community, and chance events all affect our creative behavior.

The value of knowing our Creative Intelligence is that it can help us deal with the changing world in which we live. Ambiguity rules in today's world. What we have taken for granted over the years no longer seems to apply. From a chaotic economy, to travel problems, to personal freedom, and many others, everything is more uncertain than ever before. Where will the next terrorist attacks occur, when, and with what type of weapon? How do we deal with an accelerating rate of change in the economy or available resources such as oil? There are no simple answers to these questions because rules are no longer the rule. To cope with our new environment, we need to be more flexible and adaptive. If we are more creative, we are in a better position to cope with the problems with which we are confronted.

Excerpt from the book, Creative Intelligence by Alan J. Rowe

Job Opportunities

We are looking for additional art consultants to help us establish a presence in the midwest. Please Contact Us if you would like further information on this great opportunity.

About Mudflapstudios

We believe art and creativity should be a way of life, not a luxury or afterthought. We are an advocate for awareness and involvement with art on a regular basis, not only by creating the appropriate atmosphere with art in your home or office, but by offering education and workshops on a variety of subjects from basic picture framing to expressive creativity.

Mudflapstudios strives to promote fine art and photography as well as providing art consulting and custom picture framing.

We have a wide-range of clients, from large corporations to the most modest residential client. We tailor the artwork to fit their needs, whether they are an avid art collector or budget-conscious individual. We specialize in museum framing (we have a professionally certified framer on staff) and in creating unique alternatives to save our clients money.

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