5 Simple Tactics for Creating in Recovery

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

This first appeared on Recovery.org: http://www.recovery.org/pro/articles/5-simple-tactics-for-creating-in-recovery/ 5 SIMPLE TACTICS FOR CREATING IN RECOVERY Many ghosts, demons, and new challenges confront a creative person when he first enters recovery. On top of all the common challenges that any person experiences in early recovery—the cravings, the longings, the triggers, the old habits, the peer pressure to use, and so on—additional challenges face the creative...

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Artistic Success as a Risk Factor for Addiction

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

This post first appeared on Recovery.org. http://www.recovery.org/pro/articles/is-artistic-success-a-risk-factor-for-addiction/ ARTISTIC SUCCESS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR ADDICTION At first glance it might seem that a creative or performing artist who manages to achieve significant success might reduce his risk factors for addiction, since now he has fewer money worries and is less plagued by the chronic unemployment issues and chronic career pressures that challenge most...

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Handling Art Deadlines

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Fine Arts America | 1 comment

Deadlines provoke anxiety! Learn from how working artists deal with the anxiety of deadlines. Jerry explained: The thing that works best for me is to have a written calendar that I can look at all at once with all the year’s deadlines written down.  If I need to frame, the time for that is written down, if two shows are coming up I’ll finish the work for one and start on the other, and so on. Keeping in contact with your gallery is also written down as something to complete...

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