The kickoff for the Creativity Boosting workshop series was a tremendous success! I had a small tester class, and we made it through all the exercises for beginner boosting, and creative invigoration.

I’ll check back with the students in a week or so to see what worked the best for them, and if they were able to get a charge from the exercises. The exercises with the most potential will become the core workshop pieces for my series that I’ll be offering around the coast and in Portland.

The best part about it for me was probably the week of cooking and testing recipes prior. The menu included food and drinks throughout the day, and I wanted at least one dish to have an unusual flavor and ingredient that we could talk about while discussing diversity of sensory cataloging and lexicons, and how we can break out of patterned production ruts.

The resulting recipe is available for my patrons: Blue Cheese & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese. If you’d like the recipe, please consider becoming a monthly patron! More recipes, articles and projects posted regularly for folks on my feed.

All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better start to what I hope is a long stretch of creative coaching. Getting back in I felt a little rusty, it’s been about ten years since I coached and taught, but it felt good to be getting back in the saddle.

Here’s to many more! Monthly immersion day workshops will be available starting next month. Stay tuned for more information.