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By Aprille Janes & Jessica Outram
Everyone is creative. Each person expresses creativity in their own unique ways. Like the hummingbird, we fly from ideas to projects to people. We find ways to make our faces light up and to better understand our world. We live our questions. Sometimes the question is about something that holds us back. Sometimes we wonder what creativity really is all about. Sometimes we examine a life lived.

Join us as we explore our questions about nurturing a life of creative abundance. Send us your questions too We invite you to 'eavesdrop' on our conversations as we explore a different question episode.
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Episode 007 - Lessons from Corita Kent (Part One)
This episode is our first Creativity Profile with a focus on Corita Kent. We discuss the 10 Rules for the Immaculate Heart College Art Department through the lenses of a student of creativity and a teacher of creativity. We explore the big ideas of trust, play, and learning, looking at each rule one at a time. This is the first of two episodes that focus on what we have learned from "Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit" by Corita Kent and Jan Steward. Visit for show notes.
April 11, 2021
Episode 006 - How can fear impact our creativity?
Creativity and Fear In this episode, we begin the conversation about creativity and fear. Why does creativity make us fearful sometimes? How can fear help our creative work? What are some strategies for overcoming our fears to be able to create? From looking at the use of the word 'creativity' through time to discussing ideas from Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" we help each other navigate the shadow side of our relationship with creativity. Visit for show notes.
April 4, 2021
Episode 005 - How does nature inspire creativity?
Nature provides an abundance of sources for creative connections and expression. How does nature inspire you? In this episode we explore ways we learn from nature and create inspired by places we love. We talk about some creatives that have used nature in their work, from Antoni Gaudi in Spain to R. Murray Schafer in Canada, we share some people we admire that use nature in interesting ways. Finally, we talk about some ways you can begin to connect nature to your creative work today. Visit for show notes.
March 28, 2021
Episode 004 - What are some ways for staying creative?
Where do you create? What are the conditions for creativity? In this episode we discuss every day places and routines to nurture creativity. We wanted to explore ways to sustain creativity over time. From reflecting on how to prioritize our creative work to discussing ways to transition between life and creativity, we share some practical tips that work for us. How do you use the arts to practice and engage in a creative process?  Visit for show notes.
March 21, 2021
Episode 003- How are joy and creativity connected?
This week we explore the idea of joy and its link to creativity. What makes your face light up? Join us as we discuss everything from the way creative activities can spark joy to what we can learn from the hummingbird about joy. For this conversation, we even invited some friends to share their ideas about what brings them joy. What does joy mean to you? Visit for show notes.
March 13, 2021
Episode 002 - How do we know everyone is creative?
Everyone is creative but we all express that creativity differently. Are some people more creative than others? In this episode, we explore some research on creativity and share some examples of how people we know show their creativity.  Visit for show notes.
March 6, 2021
Episode 001 - What is creativity?
How do you define creativity? Is it only for the 'artsy' types or are there other aspects that should be considered? How is courage related to being creative?  We have some ideas we want to share with you so listen in on our conversation.  Visit for show notes.
March 3, 2021
Episode 000 - What is Hummingbird about?
Jessica Outram and Aprille Janes introduce Hummingbird, Conversations about Creativity.  In this episode, we talk about who we are and why we started this podcast. The hummingbird is a symbol of creativity and joy. The last year hasn't been easy and we want to go on a journey through conversation to explore our questions about creative living. Our wish is that you join us each week and even take part in the conversation by leaving us comments on an episode's topic and questions you'd like us to explore in a future episode.  Visit for show notes.
February 28, 2021