process

January 6, 2020
When I first began writing, I took a class from a teacher who said it should never take anyone longer than 10 months to write a book. I remember wondering if ...
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persistence

December 3, 2019
Persist we must, if our art is ever to make its debut into the world. I am part of a weekly writers’ group, and on any given week, between 5 and 10 people gather ...
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in search of connection

November 8, 2019
My Mexican artist friend returned from New York City with a dejected look on her face. Connection was so difficult there, she bemoaned. Tales of people glued to ...
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trust the path

October 29, 2019
I just got an email from an artist/photographer friend of mine. She recently moved back to her hometown to pursue a photography project that had been brewing ...
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uncertainty

October 7, 2019
Wavering is an expected part of a new venture that isn’t yet established. On the rare occasion, seeds of ideas come to us with great certainty and strength ...
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rituals

October 1, 2019
Don’t underestimate the power of rituals. What seems small, and at first glance insignificant, is in fact a vital part of our creative expression. On any single ...
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freedom is an inside job

September 5, 2019
Remembering that freedom is an inside job will serve us well on our creative journey. Too often we forget this fact and expect that the freedom we seek ...
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