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…

We are Creative Adults: Age is Irrelevant

This week’s post is short, because the week has been full of celebrations, and they’re going to continue into the weekend. Our culture values youth, and I think it’s a great thing. Only a generation or two ago, youth were told to…

What’s Your Constellation of Images? How to Find Your Voice

Last time, I reflected on how writing from your past can help you develop your voice, since you’re the only one who has experienced your past. (I also gave you a few warnings about writing about people from your past.) I just…

Inspiration isn’t What I Thought It Was

The inspired writer, the inspired dancer, the inspired artist. The only time I’ve witnessed any kind of artist being inspired is in Hollywood scenes. You know what I’m talking about, so I don’t need to describe them. But, as I’ve mentioned before,…

Every Little Bit Helps Your Goals

The desire to achieve your dreams can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re trying to stop spending so much, or maybe you’re trying to write or paint more, or maybe you dream of running your own home business. It’s easy to see the big…