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How to Master the Balance of Creativity & Emotions

When your emotions get in the way of your creativity, what do you do? As an artist, you need to access your emotions to make your art. Emotions are your creative power. When you are in touch with your emotions, you can use them to make your art or to perform. You can communicate the full spectrum of your life experiences through your art and create true connections with your audience. But, sometimes your emotions can take over and interfere with your creativity or performance. Alth…

How to Persevere and Continue to Show Up as a Creative

You, dear artist, are a brave soul! No one knows better than an artist about what it takes to grapple with the uncertainty and still continue to show up, to create, or to perform. Despite all the ups and downs, the victories and the defeats, the success and the failures that come with the artistic career, you are still here. Even when you don’t know what might happen next, you are devoted to making your art. But now, the uncertainty has taken a new dimension. It’s a dimensi…

3 Strategies to Help Build Creative Intimacy

Creativity requires you to stay present and connected with all that you are - your talents, skills, and vision, as well as your feelings, thoughts, and inspiration. Your most private experiences and aspects of your internal life all come together and, one creative moment at a time, they become your art. As an artist, you know what it’s like when you merge with your art. You and your art flow together and become one. It almost feels like magic. You enter into a state of creative b…

Your Art and Your Audience's Reflections

As an artist, you’re called to show up in the world. Whether it’s on stage, making a pitch, submitting your screenplay, putting on an art show, you make yourself vulnerable to others over and over again. Making art is a unique process. The initial stages of creating are deeply personal, but, eventually, you need the attention of your audience to bring your creative work to life. Though it began as something private, your art only achieves its purpose and full potential when…

When You Aren’t Achieving What You Want in Your Artistic Career, What Do You Do?

You love being an artist. When you create, you feel at home in your own realm of imagination, fantasy, and storytelling. It feels meaningful and it feels right. At the same time, you don’t necessarily feel happy or fully satisfied with your career. You feel that your reality doesn’t quite match your dreams, and that’s a challenging place to be.   It’s hard to feel like you aren’t getting where you want to be in your career. You keep asking yourself w…

Reclaim Your Worth as an Artist

Reclaim Your Worth. Reclaim Your Art. As an artist, you need a powerful, resilient, yet flexible and fluid sense of self-worth. Self-worth keeps you connected to your creative energy. When you feel in touch with your self-worth, you can make art that you believe in. You trust the value of what you create - its message, meaning, power, and purpose. A real trust in your creativity begins with accepting yourself and all that you are. Connected to yourself, you’re able to maintain…

Vulnerability, Strength, and Resilience in the Life of the Artist

As an artist, you live in a very unique world. You get to express the fullness of who you are. You have the opportunity to leave something meaningful behind that will impact generations. It’s a privilege to bring value to the world simply by expressing and living your passion. At the same time, you take on unique challenges. Your artistic life is filled with pressure, rejection, competition, and unknowns. You have to have courage, show up, and take risks... You also have to know …

How Connecting To Reality Can Further Your Creative Dreams

As an artist, you live in a dreamworld. It’s a world filled with creative ideas, passion, and fantasy. In that world you meet characters, you hear music, you envision the stories that you want to create. You love your dreamworld. It’s where all your creative ideas are born and where your big career dreams come to light. This is where you feel most at home. Living in the dreamworld comes naturally, but that might mean that reality feels like a strange and challenging territ…

How to Be A More Fulfilled Artist

As an artist, you live to express your creativity. You have a calling. You must transform your inner world into art. Through your art you bring to life stories of hope and love. You tell stories of defending and conquering. You make stories of redemption and justice be heard and seen. You follow your heart and your passion. You dream big. You play big. But most of all, you feel you have something important to say. And there is only one language that can communicate the depth, richness,…

On the Other Side Of Perfectionism You’ll Find True Creative Flow

You’re in your artistic element, deeply connected to your creativity and performance. Just like a river flowing from its source into the world, it feels right. It’s a connection that transcends flaws, doubts, and fears. Your inspiration, passion, skills, and talents come together into one stream of expression. You’re becoming your song, writing, or your acting. In moments like these, you can feel the ripples of emotions between you and your audience. Time stops……

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