Juggling Too Much? How I’m Starting to Focus

This week, I watched a video on lynda.com called “Getting Things Done,” by David Allen. This is Allen’s organization system, and he has a book about it and coaches about it, etc. Being an admin assistant, part of me actually thought, “I’m…

What’s the Point of the Arts?

I do believe the arts are a spiritual endeavour, one that’s not always easily put into words. But when I read about cuts to the arts in schools, or run into someone who asks what the point is of studying literature or…

Keep Your Online Presence Simple

The downside to being creative is that your creativity can show up when it’s perhaps not as beneficial to your day-to-day running. In my case, it happened with my online presence: two websites, a blog, and five domains (those three plus two…

Minimalism and Creativity: Is There a Connection?

Dedication to one’s craft requires sacrifices, and you have to know how much you’re willing to give up to achieve what you define as success (assuming you can achieve it). I recently interviewed Jeff Hyslop, a Canadian stage and television icon. (You…

Market Value – Participating Artists | Hamilton Arts Council

A very fascinating idea is taking place in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists will be dedicating a day of work to the public, i.e., instead of developing their art in the privacy of their own studios, they’ll be developing it at Hamilton’s Farmers’ Market.…

Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Book Becomes An Art Exhibit

For a shot of inspiration, read a little back history on The Little Prince in this Huffington Post article. Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Book Becomes An Art Exhibit.

Tree Angels Out of Coffee Filters

I owned a coffee maker, but because I never drank the stuff, no one trusted me to make it. Ten years later, Keurig (and others) thankfully saved my guests from eternal dessert-drink dulldom. But what to do with those extra coffee filters…