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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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Creative, Life

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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Creative, Life

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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Creative, Life

Don’t Wait for the Weekend

I don’t believe in Mondays. What I mean is I don’t believe that there is some mystical force surrounding Monday that automatically makes it an evil creature that we have to loathe every single week. With a little effort Mondays- and every other weekday- can be just as enjoyable as the weekend.  Stop dreading the day before it even starts Often  ...

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Creative, Life

How to Avoid Burnout Without Ever Really Trying

I was going to start this off by saying “it’s that time of year when burn out starts to really hit” but if we’re really being honest, burnout is always to be lurking. Burnout is the source of the dread that keeps you from starting a new project, burnout makes you procrastinate until the day before the deadline, burnout  ...

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