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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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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Make the Child Inside You Happy!

March 11 by

Why make this little one happy? Because she/he is you. The real you. The one with gleeful abandon.

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Don’t Wait for Perfection

February 22 by

My mother was always planning neat parties and get togethers.  She’d mine magazines for images that would be the perfect décor, recipe, or method to do something related to it.  She’d check out yard sales, holiday sales, and stores for the right accoutrements to use in the theme, so that the mood would be set, the look would be right, and everything would be perfect.  Unfortunately, my mother never had those awesome gatherings she planned. She took up tole art painting.  She was incredibly talented.  She did beautiful work.  But, she could never see the beauty of it because, to her, it wasn’t perfect.  She did finally release some of her work into the world through gifts to family.  No one ever looked at her work and said, “oh wow, you have a tiny...

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Grasshoppers and procrastination

February 16 by

Why does intending to write a certain thing take the wind out of it for me? It doesn’t make sense.

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