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How can you be an artist or maker and a minimalist? 

How do you manage being an artist or maker AND a minimalist? To figure this out I think we should define the word. What is a minimalist? Do they even coexist with creators? If I could copy The Minimalists about page here, I would.  Minimalism is, as according to the people I learned about minimalism from, “a tool to rid yourself of life’s  ...

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30 Day Challenge – Creating a Habit

For the past 3 years, my ukulele Mo has been my main squeeze. The problem is I’m not a great musician. Of course, with 3 years of practice I can eek out “Over the Rainbow” and the obligatory few folk and Twenty One Pilots songs, however my general ukulele playing could use some work. Therefore for the month of August, I  ...

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The (my) Fear of Creating

I love working on projects. I rarely have less than 5 tabs open on my browser, 2 side projects, and 3 things in the works. It’s not the best way to do things, I know, but it usually works out. The problem is as soon as someone comments on or asks about what I’m doing, I freeze. I revert to the mumbly middle school girl who picked  ...

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How to Handle a Rut Without Ever Really Trying

Being in a rut can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes the brain doesn’t do what it needs to do.  Everything you try might fail, your clients just aren’t as impressed as they used to be, or ideas may not come at all.  Here are some suggestions of things to do to get you out of that rut.  Keep creating First off, don’t give up quite yet. Take a  ...

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Nutshell | July ’16

One of my favorite “series” on the internet is Marzia Bisognin’s monthly notes. Basically, it’s a wrap-up of what she’s been up to over the course of the month. While I’m not nearly as adventurous as she, I decided to do a little copycat series sharing random highlights of the month. This month I found  ...

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