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Just the Right Touch

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa Sometimes, I find myself looking for just the right font, the right sound, the right way of saying something, or the just the right quote to drive home a point. It probably seems like I am wasting time,…

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Don’t Just Dabble

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins It’s easy to dabble in the arts. Maybe you paint a bit. Maybe you play…

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Getting Paid for Creativity

Yes, it would be nice if making creative things automatically brought income, but it’s just not that easy. So if the stuff we make doesn’t make us a nice income, how can we afford to do it? How do we get paid for our creativity? The Need to Create  “The artist produces for the liberation…

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Outside of the Limelight

“The limelight isn’t the only light worth seeking. Achievement is often anonymous. Some of the greatest achievements have been accomplished by people you’ve never heard of. Quietly dedicating their lives while improving your own.” I have to be honest, this quote was in a TV show last week, but I thought it was great and…

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Your One Big Goal for This Year

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke At this time of the year it’s pretty much expected that we would be thinking about how we can be more creative in the New Year. We can easily lament the time not spent on our creative…

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5 Traits of Successful Creatives

Every day I meet creatives looking to figure out a path to making things work. They are looking for the answers to how to be successful with their talent, when others can’t find the secret recipe and just give it up. It’s a long road for those of us who want to live out our…

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