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I Was Thinking…..A Creative JumpStart

Creative

I was thinking how easy it is to publish our individual thoughts. Social media, blogging, self-publishing on Amazon, you name it. We all have this opportunity to simply click a button and poof! Our words are out in the world.

But what about our art? Just as easy as it is to publish our words, images and original art are just as easily published.

But it’s our personal fear of doing so that holds most of us back. As a visual artist, sending one’s images out into the digital world is the same as standing in Times Square hold a canvas for all to see.  Continue reading I Was Thinking…..A Creative JumpStart

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Creative JumpStart: Art Prompt

Art Prompt

I admit I don’t adhere to a marketing plan all the time. There are many weeks where I just shoot from the hip with my blog posts. Hey, it’s creative right?

While I attempt to keep the creativity flowing with my posts, it’s not the best way to work. I struggle at times with coming up with something to write.

Take this week for example, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to post about. Something in depth? Something short?

In the end, I decided to do a simple art prompt. I know, nothing extraordinary, but we all have to start somewhere.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Art Prompt

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The Creative Weekender: Get Your History Reading On! Have An Amazing Weekend!

Reading

With spring finally here, I think many of us feel a renewed energy and once again a fresh start is needed. I started thinking this past week why do so many “successful” people read?

We hear it all the time how business leaders, authors, other artists are avid readers. The one simple explanation is reading makes us learn and lifelong learning is the true key to success. So for this Creative Weekender post, I thought why not keep it simple and get out a list of books!

Creativity doesn’t exist in a vacuum and neither do ideas and thoughts we can learn from. I’ll put a different spin on this list and dive into nothing but history. So here is a short list of some great reads you can start this weekend!  Continue reading The Creative Weekender: Get Your History Reading On! Have An Amazing Weekend!

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Creative JumpStart: Start Blogging!

Blogging

Blogging. It’s become a major part of any successful business. Blogging is also a major part of many individuals daily lives. We learn many things from all kinds of blogs.

Nothing gives more people an easy opportunity to share their knowledge, skills, and opinions. Facebook can be deleted. Twitter can go bankrupt. Instagram can’t express in words what’s on your mind. But blogging is the key to the ultimate personal expression.

Let me tell you why writing a blog, is one of the best ways to spark and practice your creativity.   Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Start Blogging!