Archive for the Category ‘Creativity’

7 Ways Artists Can Motivate Themselves

7 Ways Artists Can Motivate Themselves

There are many, many ways you can motivate yourself as an artist. Here are just a few ideas to get you inspired and motivated at the same time. 1. Translate your work into another medium This one is always a big motivator for me. It is so easy to create the same type of work... Read more »

Expanding Your Creativity

Expanding Your Creativity

Funny, when one thinks about creativity they often associate it with the arts, music, etc. But what about other parts of your life? How can you use creativity to re-invent those? Of course, it makes since to discuss creativity in terms of the arts (as this IS an art blog) but I wanted to try... Read more »

How to Finish What You Start

How to Finish What You Start

Not finishing what you start can begin to eat away at you in small and insidious ways if you let it, like: lack of energy, overwhelm, tension and general lack of self esteem, among others. Now, this has always been a biggie for me and I’ll admit I loved to start things but never seemed... Read more »

The Artist’s Guide to Being More Productive

The Artist’s Guide to Being More Productive

As an artist, it is particularly important to stand guard at the door of your thinking. For it’s your thinking that will bring you all the success you could ever want. Here’s an idea that may help get more things done. Sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a quotation can really turn your life around... Read more »

The Power of Resolutions

The Power of Resolutions

A powerful distinction I heard Steve Chandler say recently is that of “Coming From” versus “Getting To.” It is amazingly powerful. Let me explain. A way to think about this is to compare resolutions versus goals or intentions. With resolutions you are “resolving” to “come from” rather than “get to” as you do with goals,... Read more »

Make Every Day Your Masterpiece

Make Every Day Your Masterpiece

I wanted to discuss a bit about creating a masterpiece but a masterpiece of a different kind. I’m referring to your creativity. I have been thinking quite a lot about what legendary college basketball’s coach John Wooden was often fond of saying: Make every day your masterpiece Of course, there is the play on the... Read more »

You Only Have One Thing to Do

You Only Have One Thing to Do

If you really think about it all we really have is just one thing to do. But somehow we like to create drama and stress with the thought(s) that we are “overwhelmed,” “swamped” and “crazy busy” Now you can take the stance of being a victim of circumstances. That it’s not really you at fault... Read more »

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