Confessions of an Aspiring Artistic Entrepreneur

What is the deeper need? The pull that pushes past being an artist or writer or content creator or business owner. The longing to build something of lasting value, human benefit, eternal significance.  This desire to delve into developing never departs for the artistic entrepreneur. I don’t fully understand it. In fact, I’m far from …

Refrain from the Identical: Insights and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics

The concept of “Refraining from the identical” is essential for anyone wanting to pursue a creative lifestyle. Twenty-first Century living is packed full of activities that seem so important; yet, only as we weed out some things can we make room for our creative pursuits. You do not have to be an accomplished writer, artist, or content …

Dare to Dream Beyond your Fears and Limitations

Dream is an artistic expression of my creative aspirations. What if we dared to dream of possibilities beyond our present skills or the obstacles life throws our way? Dream is a mixed media piece I created to express my desire to develop as a writer, artist, and singer/songwriter. I don’t know about you, but my fears …

The Anomaly of Artistic Expression

Artistic desire inks the human spirit’s fingers, and we leave unique expressions whenever we touch canvas, clay, or camera. Yet unlike the patterns on the tips of our fingers that permanently identify us, an artist’s experience is ever-evolving. Whether darkness or light resides within, we glimpse what troubles or delights the soul through what an artist …

Day 7 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”-Self-Disclosure

Recently I posted a piece explaining why I love masks; they remind me of trying on new identities. Today, I explore a different perspective. Masks also speak to me of hiding my identity from others.   Dark, mysterious masks inexplicably draw me. As if some unseen force lures. I imagine what the former masquerade balls were …

Day 1 “Blogging Identity Quest” and “Happy New Year!”

My husband and I had a wonderful New Year's celebration in Las Vegas. As the clocked ticked down marking the end of 2009, a video show streamed overhead with visual memories of the past year while fireworks lit up the sky. I awoke this morning excited about 2010.   In line with my blogging identity quest, …

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