Art as Confession

“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.” The above quote by the brilliant author James…

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Minimalism and Creativity

I recently moved. I don’t move often partly because I hate it. It takes so much out of me and wrecks my creativity. Is that an introvert thing? I don’t know. All I know is that I haven’t been able…

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Keeping ideas in the open

“The thing about records was that they didn’t feel like closed ideas. They were ideas you could open and ideas you could use. And that’s what my dad did. He played records in the house. The memories are so vivid…

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Making creating a daily habit

“Building a body of work (or a life) is all about the slow accumulation of a day’s worth of effort over time.” –Austin Kleon I started a habit of daily journaling at the beginning of the year and I’ve done…

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Is sadness a gift?

I’ve been thinking lately about sadness. We see sadness as something to be fixed, don’t we? At the first sign of it’s presence, we are working hard to get rid of it. We may try various activities, medication, eating, drinking,…

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