The Creativity Guide
 

Find
your
beauty

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Why a creativity guide?

Making things is hard.

Realizing a vision takes courage. Believing in your work is a risk.

You don’t need to do it alone.

Ascending the summit of Mt. Everest, smart mountain climbers depend upon a sherpa. Climbers trust that their guide’s experienced hand helps them to navigate pitfalls and dangers, keeping the path forward clear and visible, and ensuring the party remains safe and successful. In my years as a working artist, there have been countless times when I wished there was a guide for creative projects - a companion along the way beyond a close friend or colleague - to help me chart my course.

Resources abound about the rewards and necessity of creativity. And resources abound about marketing the results of creativity. Few resources exist, however, for the artist in need of support and direction in making their way through a project, a path always filled with surprises, risks, rewards, loneliness, discoveries, doubts, and exciting questions.

If that sounds like you, rest easy: I’m, Peter, your Creativity Guide. I’m here to help to you.

 
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What I offer

I have twenty years of on-the-ground experience across the disciplines of visual art, writing, theater, music, and television, I am deeply familiar with bringing creative ideas to life, from their first unformed thoughts to physical reality,

I’ve faced the expectant quiet stretching before a blank page or inhabiting a studio anticipating a model’s arrival, I’ve had to keep my wits about me in the high-pressured and complex world of live television with just seconds to go to air time. I’ve learned how to genuinely listen to my collaborators with a theatrical production team and the cast of a show, sharing our ideas to discover which one got us closest to the dramatic truth. I’ve enjoyed the hushed anticipation before opening the gallery door to an exhibition I’ve created and installed. I’ve partnered with the supporting departments of a presenting companies to find dynamic ways to educate and engage the community to build the largest audience possible, I have lived with the challenging questions any creative venture poses and found exciting and workable answers. And I have been fortunate enough to learn from every collaborator and colleague with whom I’ve worked.

It’s not always been easy.

But it’s the great joy of my life.

And now I want you to make your masterpiece! Stop waiting to get your work done! With a custom designed plan, geared to your specific creative endeavor, you will know the profound satisfaction of making what was once imagined - that persistent idea in your head - real,

Testimonials

“I had never expected to be a writer. When the time came that I felt the need to share my knowledge, Peter was the first person to show complete support and enthusiasm for my ability to accomplish this goal. He was my cheerleader, my seeing-eye dog and cow-prod. He kept me on track and moving in the right direction which I never would have found on my own. He kept me true to my voice. I can say with confidence that I am indeed a writer.” -Smith Banfield, Founder - Clear Space, and Author -Consciously Creating Clear Space

“Peter is a thoughtful, multi-talented man, intensely interested in the world around him.

His combination of intellectual curiosity, non-judgmental attitude, and quick humor make Peter an excellent creativity guide. He’s generous with his knowledge, but always leaves space for conversation, for my response and thoughts.

He has an ordered and methodical mind, but, more important, he is an extraordinary listener. Both are gifts to a playwright trying to identify questions and themes of an early draft play.

I continue to work with Peter because I learn from him, and enjoy and appreciate him; my work has greatly benefited from Peter’s expertise for over 20 years.” -Stephanie Griffin, Playwright

About your guide

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Peter M. Krask is an artist based in New York City whose practice is concentrated in photography and writing.

Krask has studied at the International Center of Photography and worked privately with photographer Carol Dragon, with whom he collaborated on the exhibition “life . . . still.” His black and white project, Ars Longa, was exhibited at Gallery Infinito in New York City. An excerpt from his photo and text based work-in-progress, Modern Devotional, was shown at the Superfine Art Fair sponsored by ArtHouse NYC.

His non-fiction essay, The Question I Asked Him, opens the anthology The Man I Might Become (Marlowe & Company) and his memoir, The Way the Stars Come Home, was included in the anthology (Riverhead Books). He has written features and criticism for The Baltimore Sun, The City Paper, and The Boston Phoenix.

Krask is the librettist of the opera With Blood, With Ink, which received its acclaimed professional premiere at the Fort Worth Opera Festival, and has been twice featured on New York City Opera’s VOX festival, and produced by universities around the country; a recording is available on Albany Records. Other works include: The Language of Birds, commissioned by Sarasota Opera; Rendezvous of Light premiered in a production he also directed and designed; an adaptation of Calvino’s Invisible Cities; and From the Diary of Kaspar Hauser, The Child of Europe.

Peter M. Krask holds a Master’s Degree in Critical Studies from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Additionally, for the past twenty years, he has been the President and Creative Director of PMK Floral Arts, a boutique floral and event design company based in New York City. Clients include NBC’s Today Show, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and select corporate and private clients. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Town and Country, The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers, New York Magazine, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Let’s Work Together

Schedule your free thirty minute virtual consultation today.

During our conversation, we’ll talk about your experience of your work and where you’d like to see it go. I will craft a custom plan to create momentum around your creativity including a weekly one hour consultation to support your creative vision. Although I work remotely with national and international clients, options include in-person meetings, and hands-on project work sessions.

 

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