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Meet “Unsocial Susan.”

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Meet “Unsocial Susan.”

Meet, “Unsocial Susan.”

 

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Meet, “Pull Up a Chair,” Pamela.

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Meet, “Pull Up a Chair,” Pamela.

Meet “Pull Up a Chair” Pamela. She believes that there is room for every woman at the table and when you get to the table...you should pull up a chair for the next woman in line. She believes that people mostly succeed in groups and that credit is sweeter when it is shared.

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Answering the Question, "How do I come back from a creative slump?"

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Answering the Question, "How do I come back from a creative slump?"

I heard a question posed recently that struck a chord. The question was, "How do I come back from a creative slump?" I have an answer and thought I would share a bit of advice here:

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Growth Mindset is the Essential Element for Artists (And...Everyone Else)

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Growth Mindset is the Essential Element for Artists (And...Everyone Else)

Have you read Dr. Carol Dweck's book, Mindset? For the love of everything that is good in love and life and business and relationships, get yourself a copy! Link here. As an artist, I think that I already have a bit of an edge when it comes to experiencing failure. In my personal experience, a lot of bad art is made on the road to breakthrough. What separates the artists that do, in fact, break through? Willingness to keep failing. Willingness to keep showing up. Willingness to not be a "natural." Willingness to admit that you are still growing. Willingness...

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Start with Art

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Start with Art

I start my mornings at 4:30 a.m. with black coffee, a podcast (currently hooked on the NPR "How I Built This" series) and ART. I sit alone in my studio for a few hours every morning and I get to be alone with my creativity. It is a beautiful thing.

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