Kristen Caven was, at one time, plagued by muses. She would stop in her tracks, wherever she was, to capture a poem, sketch an idea, solve a problem, design and build something beautiful or funny or insightful that was not there before. The visions and insistent voices in her head kept her up at night, messed up her house, interfered with her day jobs and often left her exhausted after the ecstasy of creation. She had to learn how not to be a slave to her creative urges, but to embrace them, dance with them, and ride them like a thundering (and/or meandering) herd of horses. Yee hah!
Kristen began to ride this magic as Cowgirl Creative, offering up her talents and skills to clients with an agenda. Over the years as she developed beautiful web designs and marketing materials she found herself also providing business organization and strategy. Her passion for books and skill with words and design evolved into two boutique publishers, Uplift Press and Little Pig Productions.
After spending years helping others align their creative fantasies with reality, she began to face the reality of her creative fantasies.
Kristen’s creativity (books, blogs, musicals, cartoons and illustrations, scenes, adventures, poetry and more) demanded more time and attention. To give them the time they needed, Kristen dubbed her intentional outpouring Generous Muse, and gave it room in her schedule as if it were one of her clients. There is a cliché about “unleashing your imagination,” but Kristen found that she needed to leash hers. She now works with and teaches about harnessing creative energy to pull this world forward into a more wonderful future.
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