Making Art In Sickness and Pain

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

I’m regularly surprised by how many of my artist clients (I work as a creativity coach) are suffering from chronic illness or chronic pain. Sometimes it seems as if every client is dealing with a pressing physical issue: back pain, intestinal maladies, arthritis, residual pain from an accident, etc. It goes without saying that dealing with a chronic illness or chronic pain makes creating art that much more difficult. There is certainly the idea about that “what doesn’t kill...

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Three Simple Suggestions

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 1 comment

Here are three simple suggestions from three creativity coaches to keep you on track with your art-making: “Begin each day with an affirmation.  Write your own affirmation or copy one from a piece of literature that inspires you.  Make it your practice to read your affirmation upon waking.  If you start your day strengthening your creative spirit with an affirmation, you’ll set the tone for the rest of the day.” — Christine Francis “Go to the place where you do your...

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Big Changes Coming?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

Among the interesting things I’m learning as I conduct interviews for an upcoming Life Purpose Boot Camp symposium is how long it takes folks to make a life change even after the meaning has drained out of their current enterprise—out of their profession, say, their primary relationship or even their belief system. Folks know that a change is necessary and they also know that they will be forced to make one at some point because life is untenable. Yet on average it still...

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