Your Stage : Can You Be Present in Your Art and Your 'Real' Life? by Douglas Eby

Douglas Eby

Can You Be Present in Your Art and Your 'Real' Life?

Acting, writing and other forms of creative expression can help us better understand life, both as artist and audience. But can you get too caught up in the fantasy life of your creative work?

Jennifer Jason Leigh declared, “As a person, I don’t really register that much. Director Robert Altman says that as a person I disappear in a way.”

Brie Larson commented about Emma Stone: "She is never afraid to show us the most difficult thing you can show the world: yourself."

Dr. Mihaela Ivan Holtz writes: "You turn to your art over and over again, finding your freedom there. That is where you find yourself to be most alive." But, she asks, can "hiding behind you art limit your life?"

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Can You Be Present in Your Art and Your 'Real' Life? | The Creative Mind
Can You Be Present in Your Art and Your 'Real' Life? | The Creative Mind
And how do you think of yourself as a creative person? That can affect how present you may be in 'real life' away from your creative work. Jennifer Jason Leigh declared, "As a person, I don't really r…

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