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The FAQs of Daily Practice

This post is part four of a series of posts on the psychological and practical benefits of daily practice to be found on my Psychology Today blog. In this series, I’ll explore the elements of daily practice, varieties of daily practice, challenges to daily practice,...

The FAQs of Daily Practice

This post is part four of a series of posts on the psychological and practical benefits of daily practice to be found on my Psychology Today blog. In this series, I’ll explore the elements of daily practice, varieties of daily practice, challenges to daily practice,...

Where Will You Find the Time to Paint?

Dear Dr. Maisel: I was hoping to have more time for painting when my youngest child went to college, but I'm still having trouble finding time in my day. Any suggestions? Too Busy in Boise ** Dear Too Busy (if I may): In the sense in which you are using the word, time...

Too Distracted By Events to Paint?

I got the following question. Here's how I answered it. Dear Dr. Maisel: I've been so mentally distracted by the news lately that I've had a lot of trouble getting motivated to paint and then staying focused when I do. Any thoughts on what I might do? Agitated in...

What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

What's your biggest challenge as an artist? Let your voice be heard! Post your biggest challenge here and let's get the word out. Is it not selling? Is it being blocked? Is it relationships? Is it despair? Is it anxiety? Is it feeling like you don't matter? Is it...

For Male Artists Only

Would you say that you experience any special challenges being both a man and an artist? What are they? Send me your thoughts to ericmaisel@hotmail.com or comment on this post. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Celebrate the Bits, Part 2

Last week I wrote, “Here’s a possible mantra for the coming week: Get a lot done, but celebrate the bits.” In response, Koorosh wrote me: “Eric, I have written your statement on a piece of paper and have it in my studio. I am so bad at it, so I need a reminder. When I...

Celebrate the Bits

I’m a writer, not a visual artist. I invite you to translate the following little lesson for writers into one that you can use as a visual artist. I bet you’ll find the translating easy! Today I wrote a sentence that I like: You do not need to be whole to be hopeful....

Free Webinar This Wednesday!

The one-hour webinar I delivered the other week called “Everything You Need to Know About Coaching Creatives” was very well-received. The recording of that webinar is now available and you can listen to it here for free. Also, completely for free, Part II of the...

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