Creative Courant: Newsletter #12

Hello again,

As we go into a holiday weekend here in America, the number of COVID cases are increasing with 50K new cases reported in a single day and setting a new record.

As we navigate this uncertain path, it’s good to remember that this is the perfect time for creativity in its purest form.  As Deepak Chopra says, “Uncertainty is the fertile ground of creativity and freedom.”  An unscripted time allows for newness to emerge.  Let’s put our creative juices to work - it can change the world!

Happy 4th of July to my American friends, a belated Happy Canada Day to my friends up north and happy weekend to everyone around the world.



  • A Parisian restaurant is using large stuffed teddy bears to ensure diners stay the recommended distance apart
  • Vogue Business highlighted some prominent West African fashion designers’ recent works using virtual and 3D fashion shows and exhibitions
  • Click here for updates on major changes to the Sundance Film Festival’s format, including expanding the festival to over 20 cities and online
  • A Massachusetts gallery launched the virtual “Ornamentation in the Age of Corona: Masks” exhibit, challenging artists to create their take on a face mask design
  • Virtual styling is the new normal for weddings, with major retailers using Pinterest, Zoom, and sample packages to simulate the typical shopping experience
  • Designer Alexandra Sipa uses recycled wires to create sustainable pieces inspired by her childhood and fashion influences in Romania

Things to Do Around the World

  • Click here to access the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Summer Studio”, a series of six weeks of free virtual classes for all ages based on exhibits in the Whitney
  • This summer’s camp offerings have changed, but virtual camps on topics from sports, coding, dance, and acting are one alternative
  • Similarly, museums’ exhibits for children and families have produced virtual events available throughout the summer to entertain and educate


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