Posts in Creative Expression
Riches, fame or change?

"There are three reasons why folks go into business," my friend proclaimed. I leaned in to fully receive what he would say next.
"To become rich. To become famous. Or to change the world."

I was at a crossroads in my life.
Branding clients were streaming in. My artistic endeavors, developing a life of their own. I was taking on small projects that allowed me to share my art with my local community. My life minutes were being spent on design or art and nothing more. I was losing sleep. Losing my mind.

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Shine bright.

Gemstones begin as raw materials: shapeless and covered in dirt. 
Through craftsmanship, work and dedication, a person can work that formless rock until more defined facets begin to form. Each angle creates a gorgeous, multidimensional structure that reflects light in a way that mesmerizes us. By the time the rock has transformed to a gemstone, we value it so highly, we pay exorbitant amounts to claim one for ourselves.

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Closing the gap.

There's where you are.

And there's where you want to be.

In between, there's a gap that may feel light years in length or a few short steps away, depending on what's happening in your life.
With creative endeavors - drawing, painting, music, poetry, writing - what you envision in your mind, and what you actually create can at times feel like they will never come together.

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The Creative Kin is you.

This week, I spent quite some time thinking about what it is I'm trying to accomplish with this community of ours.

Every Sunday, I send an email to you and other creative spirits. The intention is to share my thoughts, stories, and opinions with you, along with the occasional promotion for something interesting I'm creating.

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Follow your curiosity.

A fiend of mine is going through a transformation. 

Her inner artist is no longer content with being repressed and pushed aside for more practical things and I can totally relate. 

You see, I'm not one of those designers whose parents were hippie artists living la vie bohemian. Creativity, art and music always played an important roles in my life growing up but was never seen as an option to make a viable living. As I reached that pivotal moment in life where I had to declare my career ambitions to the world, I chose advertising. 

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Love rules.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love rules. All types of love: romantic love, sexy love, family love, spiritual love, vocational love.

Today I'm talking to you about vocational love. 

Even when you love your work, it can feel hard to keep going. 

You can loose steam... especially when it feels like nobody is watching, nobody is listening, and nobody wants to buy anything you're selling. 

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