Five Keys to Living an Art-Committed Life

His story is simultaneously inspiring and horrifying. After ten years in the rat-race of London, James Rhodes returned to his true passion, the piano. He dedicated himself to achieving the mastery he had dreamed of as a youth. And now, after years of dedication and hard work, James is a concert pianist. In his essay …

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4 Steps to Breaking Out Your Creativity

Sometimes I post wisdom on the creative process I learned from talented and hard-working artists on my cross-country trip across the United States, but on occasion I post about how I'm applying those lessons in my own life learning. This is a post of the latter variety. Every creative I know juggles many projects -- …

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Blogging is Such Sweet Sorrow

Tomorrow night I'm having dinner with a local author to provide her a little insight on the world of blogging and social media. Her latest memoir is coming out this summer and her publisher wants her to have a "social media platform." She's never blogged, never made a friend on Facebook, never read a tweet. …

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3 Steps to Creative-Business Balance

Two weeks ago I wrote about the importance of carving out time in your busy schedule for pure creativity. Today I'm tackling the flip side -- how to ensure you continue to do those critical business-and-life tasks when all you want to do is create. As the Voice of Golden Eagle told me, we need …

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Allowing Time for Creativity

TAKEAWAY: Sometimes our creative muse needs a respite from distraction, and we have to give her that room. "Of course I'm not creating anything. I don't have time to do it, I have all these tiny little obligations." You know how it feels when the creative tide is in, and your muse is pounding on …

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