If you're a creative type, you already know this. But who doesn't need this reminder, every now and then?
Letting go encourages good habits because it creates space for so much creative abundance to move in.
Making space for what counts is not so much a resolution as a life goal. Here's how I'm doing it this year.
Having a framework for writing is almost as important as the writing itself. We can learn from the writing rituals of the great ones.
The benefits of being mindful are many and well-noted. But perhaps not so acknowledged is the way awareness turns on the creative spigot.
Perfection isn’t what painting is about. It’s about finding your truth, and you can remain committed to that by letting go of art fear.
The desire to make your painting perfect, and the fear of ruining it, will always lead to painting doom. But there are ways to overcome art fear.
The sun may set on your creative block, but it will rise again. And because you've stayed committed, you'll be ready to do what you do.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
Making art is messy for a reason. It's to remind us that we won't ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.
What most creatives know about happiness is this: If they can't create, they can't be happy. Here's to the thrill of the creative effort and happiness for all in 2014: Phillip Q. Gangan on The Path to Creative Happiness: "Creativity . . . is an integral part of everyday life, both at work and at play.... Continue Reading →
"If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there." —Yogi Berra Being prompted by a WordPress Daily Prompt, State of Your Year, is a great way to start a regular habit: assessing where you're at mid-way through the year, or at any time that's right for you. Why assess where you're at? Well, just... Continue Reading →