Five Tips for Dealing with Criticism

Five Tips for Dealing With Criticism Anyone who puts work on public display invites criticism. What are the best ways to deal with the criticism that may be coming? Read on! 1. Grow a thicker skin Your prime strategy is to grow a thicker skin and let criticism bounce...

Nostalgia as Inspiration

Have you ever thought about using nostalgia to inform your art? Read on! Nostalgia is a powerful emotion that connects us to the sweet and the bittersweet. We all possess a reservoir of special feelings about the toys and games of youth, the smells and sights, the...

Devotion and Discipline

Do you want to increase your discipline and your devotion? Here are a dozen inspirational quotes to help you do just that! “People think I am disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”– Luciano Pavarotti “I...

Proving the Exception

What will help you prove the exception and up your chances of succeeding in the arts? Here are three tips: 1. Understand why “proving the exception” is vital First, understand this point. There are many places in life where you might want to “prove the rule” and not...

The Maybe Trap, Part 2

Last week I chatted about “the maybe trap.” Each of us knows why we shouldn’t hang out in maybe. This week I chat about how to break out of the maybe trap! Maybe is a state that puts us right the verge of meaninglessness. Maybe plays to our weaknesses, our anxieties,...