Category Archives: How to be A More Creative, Balanced Artist

How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”                                – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day in your artistic journey? You can’t … Continue reading

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The Song Unsung

“I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.”  –  Rabindranath Tagore Several years ago the American Medical Association found that most heart attacks occur around nine o’clock on Monday … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Barely Brave

This blog is for the barely brave and beginning lovers like me, who refuse to abandon their dream, now more humble and real, and struggle to meet life and even death head on.  It is for those who value personal … Continue reading

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3 Simple Steps for Staring Down Creative Block

Creative block feels like the end of your world. Firstly, there’s the frustration — not being able to do something you love, that normally works like a dream. Like getting into your finely-tuned, lovingly-polished car, turning the key and hearing … Continue reading

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Are you a “Real Artist” If You Have A Day Job?

How do you define being a “successful artist”? Many artists definition of success rest solely on being able to support themselves entirely from their artistic endeavors without having to do any other work to make ends meet. However, is this … Continue reading

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Are You Waiting for a Magic Bullet in Your Art Career?

Do you ever find yourself looking for more information than you need? Do you catch yourself reading and reading (and clicking and clicking) and never taking action? Are you caught in analysis paralysis? Are you continually getting ready, making plans, … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?

Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently … Continue reading

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What Can An Artist Learn from Don Quixote?

To dream … the impossible dream …                                                                                            To fight … the unbeatable foe … To bear … with unbearable sorrow … To run … where the brave dare not go … To right … the unrightable wrong … To love … Continue reading

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8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Artistic Success

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost It’s a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. In fact, research shows that … Continue reading

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How to be a Great Artist or Writer: 4 Secret Lessons from James Joyce

Would you like to be a great artist or great writer like James Joyce? Did you ever read Ulysses?  What about Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? If you have ever studied Joyce, you know that his writings … Continue reading

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