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Creative JumpStart: Goals For a New Year

Goals

A new year, a new set of 365 opportunities to create and make stuff! New years isn’t really a holiday for me. I haven’t stayed awake past 9 in years. For me, the holiday is more of a time of reflection.

A look back at the previous year. Where did I start? What did I learn? Most importantly, where do I want to go in the new year. Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Goals For a New Year

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Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.

Since I decided three years ago to start an art business, I’ve struggled to find my niche. First I wanted to draw landscapes. Do you know how hard it is to draw a rock?

Then I thought, why not animals? Everyone loves a good wildlife picture. Then I realized I lacked serious skills to make that work.

Then there was my love of photography. Awesome idea, become a landscape photographer! Still, need to improve that skill. In the end my quest to figure out what I wanted to create and be known for hurt my success.

Why? Because I was lost. I wasn’t choosing success.  Continue reading Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.

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Creative JumpStart: 5 Books To Spark Your Creativity

Books

This Creative Jumpstart is all about books, I want to focus not actually on creating something. But reading instead.

Reading for me is a daily habit. Not only do you learn much from reading, but you will find tons of inspiration too.

Who doesn’t like a good yarn, right?  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: 5 Books To Spark Your Creativity

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Creative JumpStart: Meditation

Meditation

It’s Monday again and after a long week and even shorter weekend, I wanted to take a different direction with the Creative JumpStart: meditation.

No equipment or assembly required here. Just a little time and quiet. So let’s get started.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Meditation

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Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music

Courage
Music
Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash

It’s time for your creative jumpstart. This week, let’s talk music.

Visual artists, photographers, writers, we need our music. Think about how much your creativity flows when listening to good vibes.

So what do I mean by drawing your music? Simple. Grab a pencil, pen or heck even a paintbrush and let’s get to work.  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music