In Defense Of Creative Winter

I don’t know about you, but as a creative person I feel pressured to be on the go all the time. Not just by external forces, but by my own impatience too. I am keenly aware that the harder and faster I push my art, the sooner I’ll reach my goal of becoming The Best Artist I Can Ever Be. That’s a difficult proposition to say no to for any length of time. But sometimes I must.

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How I Turned Myself Into An Idea Factory (Where An Artist Gets Her Ideas, Part 2)

I've been developing my idea-making skill my whole life. From the time I was five, I've been grabbing pieces of things out of the air and smashing them together in new ways. Now, as a busy young woman with two jobs and a husband, I'm drowning in more ideas than I have time for. How did I turn myself into a bustling idea factory? And where do I get my raw materials?

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I Hated Art. Then I Became An Artist.

Once upon a time, a little Southern American girl was born. From an early age she loved art and stories. Over the years, however, she drifted away from art. She kept writing stories, sure, but she started thinking she and art weren't meant to be together. Oh, how little she knew.

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