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This Pedestrian Life

This Pedestrian Life

  Marian and I are launching mini-episodes on the podcast this week.  We go through our Creative Biographies, which is an exercise from the book, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharpe.  It was funny and off the cuff and surprisingly deep, guys.  Some of the...

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Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist

I know I have found a kindred spirit in an author when I can't even make it through the first page without having to take notes or underline a sentence.  I have felt this way with every Austin Kleon book I've read.  So many of his words and points and gathered quotes...

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

If you've listened to our podcast or followed Shaunna and me through the years on our blogs, you know that we both believe in continuing to learn and grow.  I don't know about Shaunna, but I don't have any plans to go back into the classroom, so books, podcasts, and...

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Make An Appointment With Creativity

"Inspiration exists. But it has to find you working" Pablo Picasso   Your creativity deserves a regular slot in your life.  Just like we schedule a doctor’s appointment and keep it on our calendars, so should we make and keep an...

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ABLE Leather Backpack

ABLE Leather Backpack

This week on our podcast we mention another favorite creative contraption of ours...ABLE's Alem Leather Backpack.     what marian likesShaunna is the one who turned me on to ABLE and the Alem Backpack in Cognac.  It is made...

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When We Get a NO

When We Get a NO

I got a no recently.  In fact, it felt, at the time, like a pretty BIG NO. It was not my first, or my middle, and it certainly won't be my last "No" when it comes to my work. When I first began creating and sharing that creativity, the no's were unbearable.  They felt...

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“We don’t eat our classmates”

“We don’t eat our classmates”

Last weekend, Jeff made a dangerous suggestion to me.  "Let's go to Barnes & Noble."  He knows it's one of my favorite places to browse and I often walk out with at least one book or magazine in a bag. I have my normal route through the store.  I check out the...

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The Numbers are People

The Numbers are People

“Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” William bruce cameron  The numbers.They're real.  They do tell you how sharing your work in the world is going.  They give you feedback.  But what is...

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Marian’s Sketchbook Confessions

Marian’s Sketchbook Confessions

In this week's podcast episode, Don't Wait for Perfect, I made a creative confession...  I have been waiting for perfect when it comes to my sketchbook.  The issue for me is two-fold... Number one (and this is the biggie) - It'll be terrible and embarrassing.  The...

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Don’t Wait for Perfect

Don’t Wait for Perfect

"Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress." Seth godin    There are many ways we can get stuck creatively.  We can burn out.  We can hit a wall.  We can fail.  And we can wait for perfect. Perfection is obviously not real,...

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