Can We Hold Onto Precious Ideas, Images, Etc.

Twice in the past three workshops I’ve been to, someone has asked what to do to prevent someone from stealing their idea or photos. A memorable quote to share is from W. Ross Ayers: “Theft of an idea is not my enemy. Obscurity is my enemy.”

Make Creativity Habit Forming

Almost every morning I put on my running clothes and get myself outside as quickly as possible. Reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit Learn It and Use It for Life, I can identify this as part of my of my daily preferred ritual.  Tharp states: In the end, there is no one ideal condition for creativity. What works for one person is useless for another. The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself. Find a working environment wher ethe prospect of wrestling with your muse doesn’t scare you, doesn’t shut you down. It should make you want to be there, and once you find it, stick with it. To get the creative habit, you need a working environment that’s habit-forming.

Welcome!

Hello. You don’t have to be a fan of art to join in. I will share what I learn from workshops, talks, books, travels, friends, encounters and revelations that hopefully you will find helpful and applicable to living your artful life. What is an “artful” life?  Stay tuned, as I’m a fan of Seth Godin’s Linchpin, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, among many other great motivational teachers.

I chose the name “ArtSpirit” from Robert Henri’s book The Art Spirit.  And I am the 7th child, so please join me on my artist’s journey.