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Life as an Artist

Life as an Artist

Moving the Creative Qi

As a licensed acupuncturist, I am trained to look for stagnation in the body, which usually manifests as some type of pain, depression, or headaches, to name just a few. As an artist, I know all about stagnation in relation to my writing and music.Creative stagnation occurs when you are bereft of new ideas, can’t […]

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Life as an Artist

Conversations between Me and Myself or The Saga of the Perfect Pen

Me: I can’t write with this pen. It is fine. I need a medium ballpoint pen.Myself: It’s okay, it’s just a grocery list.Me: I just really don’t the way it writes. Look, see the way it made me write the word coffee?Myself: So, it’s just a grocery list.Me: I just usually write the word coffee […]

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Life as an Artist

Going Confidently…blah blah blah

In Walking in this World, Julia Cameron says “commit to make something you love and you will find that the needed supplies come to hand.”I wish I could take that statement to heart and go confidently in the direction of my dreams, to paraphrase Thoreau. No offense, Thoreau (and Julia), but that is so much […]

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Life as an Artist

Life as an Artist Overview

I love those bursts of creativity that I get every so often. When I am so inspired, so focused, so excited about my artistic endeavors, and consequently, life in general. What a magnificent feeling. And then comes the accompanying dread, worry, and disillusionment. I can’t get it exactly right. It doesn’t come out like it […]

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Life as an Artist

Get Something on the Plate

Get something on the plateI love to watch the Food network shows in which chefs are running around the kitchen as they cook up a dish that requires the combination of odd ingredients such as root beer, licorice, rhubarb root and pigs’ feet. I may have made up that particular combination, but I don’t think […]

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Life as an Artist

Dreams

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Obstacles

The biggest obstacle I must overcome in my artistic life is myself.Case in point: as soon as I wrote “my artistic life” my inner critic guffawed at the pretentiousness of that phrase.But, it is true. I am constantly plagued with self-doubt, expectations that I never seem to meet, and comparisons to others in which I […]

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