- Creating a story in the home is one way to increase appreciation for imagination. Begin with "Once upon a time . . ." and see what comes next as you go around the dinner table or take turns at the computer. Visit an historical site in your area; imagine what its people were like years ago. Go to an art or photography gallery; pick out a beautiful scene and imagine what it would be like to live there.
- The lives of artists revealed on video or in biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies show us the kind of determination and support needed to sustain our inner artist. Sponsor a film festival or a book reading about the creative life; invite artists in your community to serve on a panel afterwards to answer questions from the audience.
- Volunteer to be a storyteller or reader at the local library, bookstore, hospital, senior center, church, synagogue, or other community center.