Igniting Your Morning Creativity Practice

How do you get started on a creative project? One way is to wait until inspiration arrives. But who knows when that flash will come? A better way is to get into the habit of working! Carve out a little time each day, maybe bright and early before your “real” day...

Picking Your Stopping Point

Active stints of creating last for just a certain amount of time. Creators work and then they come to a stopping point—and how they choose that stopping point may prove the most important decision they make all day! Some creators like to stop “in the middle of things”...

Do You Take Creative Escapes?

A creative escape is a little time-out-of-time that you carve from your schedule to devote to running away TO your art! A creative escape is like getting away for a romantic weekend with your lover—except in this case your lover is your creative nature. It’s the...

What Do You Call Your Art?

I was chatting with an artist yesterday who was having trouble figuring out what to call her paintings. She knew the history of art and knew that what she was painting could fit into the categories of narrative painting, classical painting, philosophical painting, and...

New Year’s Self-Forgiveness

It is amazing how fast January slips by. At such times, when our new year’s resolutions begin to fade and life seems busier and drearier than ever, what may be required is a little “self-forgiveness”: we had so many intentions and life keeps zipping along! Without...