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What’s your style?

Either you go the way everyone goes and become an ordinary person like everyone else, or you create your own original way and become an extraordinary person that everyone watches in amazement. ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan In a children’s book (part of the Unicorn and Yeti series) I recently read a story about the two […]

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Ye Olde Artistry

The object of Art is to give life a shape.~ William Shakespeare Oh, fellow artists, lend me thy ears! For I come to speak to thee of the noble art of creating. Verily, I tell thee that the act of making art is a most divine and noble pursuit. It is the very essence of […]

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Switching it up

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~ Price Pritchett It’s easy to get caught up in routine. Whether daily, weekly, or some other cycle, a pattern naturally forms itself. There are benefits to such a routine – our mind is free to focus on other things while our regular tasks are taken care of some form […]

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The Iceberg Principle

A finished screenplay represents, obviously, 100 percent of its author’s creative labor. The vast majority of this work, 75 percent or more of our struggles, goes into…creating the climax of the last act.~ Robert McKee In a bit of writing advice, Ernest Hemingway gives examples of things he knows about a fishing village. Details and […]

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Inside vs Outside

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.~ Eleanor Roosevelt Journeys are tricky things. We can look at where we are on a path and compare to someone else who’s further ahead of us on the trail. That person appears to be doing so much better than we are, especially since we don’t […]

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What about Jan 8 resolutions?

First we make a choice. Then our choices make us.~ Andy Andrews There’s been a lot of talk about resolutions and new year’s goals and plans and such. Even new decade goals and plans! Maybe you didn’t get around to making any such schemes… That’s ok. You can start a new habit any time. You […]

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Boxes and Tools

The world is a very malleable place. If you know what you want, and you go for it with maximum energy and drive and passion, the world will often reconfigure itself around you much more quickly and easily than you would think.~ Marc Andreessen I recently read an article discussing a creator’s boxes and tools. […]

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Thank You!

I believe in the power of the arts. Visual, written, performing, you name it. Art is the means through which we inform, educate, entertain, and learn about the world around us. We take issues, triumphs, emotions, stories, and channel them into powerful works of art. Art heals. Art entertains. Art teaches. Art leads. I was […]

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Take a deep breath

Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world …~ E.A. Bucchianeri It’s a busier-than-normal time of year for so many of us. Between work, family, friends… or just traffic… the daily flow seems different. Whatever your life looks like, this week is a good time for a […]

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Looking at Time

Now is only becoming more now.~ Jack Spirko Recently I’ve been thinking about time and how flexible it is. So much of how fast or slow time feels depends on our individual perception. When we’re doing something fun, time seems to fly by. It crawls when we’re in the middle of drudgery or anticipation. If […]