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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 to celebrate the process. Oh my. These things are not celebrated tendencies in our modern culture in which genius, 'giftedness'...

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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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