Author Archives: Cheryl Schrillo

I am an artist, a storyteller, a connector and a conduit. My big passions right now are leading the Imagination Installations Project, running my PR/Marketing/Social Media business, and harnessing the power of collaborative, online community storytelling via Bridges Connecting Communities at www.MyBridges.net I'm also the mom of two teenage boys, a scuba diver, a swing & salsa dancer, an ultimate frisbee player, and one of the founding creators of StoryLine: a project that captures the everyday stories of people in North Carolina. We record the story conversations in The StoryLine Bus ... formerly a book mobile and an ice cream truck.

Dreaming From The Heart, Not The Mind by Robin White Star

Our mind (or ego) loves to make requests.  Things we think we ought to do, have to have, should be doing in our life by the time we are a certain age, etc.  These mind requests have nothing to do with our heart requests.  Mind requests are like the decisions we make – logical, symmetrical,…

Imagine When… Winston: An Interactive Public Art Installation

The Dream Machine, an innovative public art collaboration, was created in honor of Winston-Salem’s Centennial (The 100 year anniversary of the towns Salem and Winston merging). The prominent youth arts and writing group, Authoring Action, teamed up with the creative community collective, Imagination Installations, and local artist Wren Wilson to build a piece of art which would reflect…

It’s Been 100 Years: When Will You Learn?

  When will you learn? The fact of the matter is that the facts are dynamic. To dream for the future, one must first understand the present. To understand the present, one must first flip back to yesterday. Another ‘X’ on the calendar, is it really over? Yes, we have moved past the days when…

Centennial Dream Machine, Nonnie Egbuna, 15 yrs. old

“The only gap I will acknowledge is the one between my mother’s teeth—opens her mouth, tells me to be a dreamer.” Dreamer.  I suppose that is one way to describe me. Though not always optimistic, I look towards the future with hope that it will turn out right. That all my human desires are not…

How to Create a Dream Incubator

My 18 year old son, Nicholas, wrote the following essay in answer to the college application question, “What are you outraged about? What are you doing about it on a local level?” _____________________________________________________________________ We live in a democracy, but only those who already have power, fame, money or all three have any real ability to…

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