Knowing when to give up

August 2 by

But if you see something that truly doesn’t belong in you anymore? Be brave. Admit it. Acknowledge it.

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Hesitation and jealousy

July 21 by

It happened again. I had a genius idea, years ago, and I sat on it. And guess what? Just like last time, someone else thought of it, acted on it, and the idea is going like gangbusters.

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A Willy-nilly Day

May 20 by

There’s a soft rain falling.  I’m sitting at my desk with the window in front of me open.  Two cats are perched on the shelf in front of the open window that I put there specifically for them (but now tends to house stacks of papers and books).  They are tolerating each other well.   We’re all mesmerized by the sounds and the smells coming from the open window.  And comfortable just hanging out in the same room together. It’s been that kind of day, though earlier it was sultry.  (Hot and moist in the south equals air that’s like breathing in liquid, and a stifling wet heat that sinks into your clothes and all the way to the skin.)  But today, I spent tooling around with a friend of mine.  We went to an...

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3 Simple Ways to Fill the Well

April 7 by

As creatives, we often spend so much time in the creative process we burn out.  Sometimes we understand why, and sometimes we don’t.  But I think the number one reason is because we forget to fill the well. We are a bunch of folks who have so much to say, so much to give, and so much to show, we are constantly fighting the battle of time verses the ability to produce.  We struggle through our day jobs, or our other responsibilities, and then meter out space for our creative outlets.  We doubt ourselves, we shelter our new born projects, or our old and most dear friends.  We spend time in our heads, or on the page, or the canvas, or the workshop. We forget, sometimes, we are people with needs as well. We...

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The moment you get it right

March 29 by

That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right…

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