Are You Waiting for a Magic Bullet in Your Art Career?

Do you ever find yourself looking for more information than you need? Do you catch yourself reading and reading (and clicking and clicking) and never taking action? Are you caught in analysis paralysis? Always continually getting ready, making plans, trying to figure it all out in your head so that you will be totally and […]

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”     –Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 – 1910) It’s been estimated by psychologists that during the course of a normal day the human brain will produce around 60,000 thoughts. And for some reason that the […]

Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?

Do you have mental blocks to creative thinking? Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do. People like to call this “thinking […]

What Can An Artist Learn from Don Quixote?

To dream … the impossible dream …                                                                   I prefer the madness of Don Quixote to the sanity of most other men. Cervante’s Knight […]

8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Artistic Success

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost It’s a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. In fact, research shows that once you get beyond an I.Q. of about 120, which is just a little above […]

How to be a Great Artist or Writer: 4 Secret Lessons from James Joyce

Would you like to be a great artist or great writer like James Joyce? Did you ever read Ulysses?  What about Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? If you have ever studied James Joyce, you know that his writings are full of secret codes. He was a master of coding references into his […]

The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Do you want to be a great and highly effective artist? I do. I might be getting a bit obsessed with it, actually. Ideas pop into my head unexpectedly. I keep a long running list of ideas for improving my work. I also study how the most successful artists got where they are, and I […]

The 7 Deadly Sins of Artists

Did you know that there are 7 deadly sins of artists? Are you committing one or more of the 7 deadly sins of artists and don’t even know it? If you are an artist, the bad news is you have millions of competitors. The good news is most of them suck. The same problems come […]

Top 3 Ways to Boost Creativity

Do you need to boost creativity? Have you ever been in a creative slump? Writers, of course, call this writer’s block.  But painters and artists of all kinds can find themselves in a creative void, needing to boost creativity. How many times have you stood in front of a blank white canvas and not been […]

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