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Hone Your Creativity With Persistence

Over the last few weeks I’ve spent many hours simply drawing. For the first time in a long time, I’ve shown persistence with drawing sunflowers and mandalas.

I’m going with a theme and the goal is to turn these images into a future coloring book. I really enjoy drawing floral and obviously I’m all about the mandalas. But it’s hard, damn hard, to sit and draw a variation of the same thing.

Persistence and creativity, I believe, are linked. In many ways, you can’t have one without the other. Creativity creates the art.

Persistence hones the craft.  Continue reading Hone Your Creativity With Persistence

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Why You Can’t Hesitate To Be Creative

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Creativity isn’t a destination. I’ve finally accepted this as the truth about my creative process.

What about you?

Creativity is a journey. It’s a long, sometimes slow, sometimes fast, occasionally boring, usually tedious voyage through life.

But it’s a daily grind. A mission that’s personal and imperative. It’s wonderful.  Continue reading Why You Can’t Hesitate To Be Creative

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5 Things: Read For Continuous Learning

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How often do you hear successful entrepreneurs and others talk about continuous learning?

I’m a huge fan of lifelong learning and one of the best ways to learn is to read.

I mean read anything you can get your hands on. Professional journals, blogs, you name it. Read.

So here’s a brief list of five articles you can read right now that will help you learn something today!  Continue reading 5 Things: Read For Continuous Learning

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How To Boost Your Creativity With One Simple Trick

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Do you stress over trying to be creative?

I talk about creativity here because it’s the premise on which art and photography and writing exists. It’s the point.

That expression by the creative individual is part of the basic humanity in all of us.

But oh, the stress of trying to create. What if I told you, there is one, simple trick to boosting your creativity every day.  Continue reading How To Boost Your Creativity With One Simple Trick

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3 Reasons Why Doodling Is Beneficial

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Doodling

Do you doodle? I love to doodle. Over the years I’ve filled margin after margin with aimless, nonsensical doodles. We all do it or have done it at some point.

The definition of doodling is to scribble absent-mindedly. I like to think it’s more of a creative pursuit.

Doodling has several benefits for your daily life and creativity!

Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Doodling Is Beneficial