creation logistics

Unmixing – separating logistics and creation

Unmixing – sort of the reverse of a mixing/recording session where the technology gets untangled from the creativity.

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Begin – 3 Ideas for Actually Starting Creative Projects

You must begin. Until you start, your creative (or any) projects won’t finish themselves. (Don’t you hate that?) Here are […]

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No Small Parts: The Great and Powerful “Ahs”

Size Doesn’t Matter “There are no small parts.” When I was in secondary school (equivalent to high school in the […]

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Quick Creative Process Stopwatch

Quick Creative Process: The Long and the Short of It

In my previous post you read about longer creative processes. Obviously, one alternative to this is a very brief or […]

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Holly (not The Cranberries)

How O’Riordan & The Cranberries inspired me to “wreck less”

Where were you when you first heard The Cranberries? In 1993, I lived in Oakland, California. I had transitioned out […]

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How does your audience see you?

Let Your Audience Appreciate You

Does your audience love you? As an artist, whether you are a musician, painter, writer, you get to express yourself […]

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Characters In a Story as Musical Inspiration

Inspiration What inspires you? What makes you feel creative and want to “make stuff up”? Among my fans, one of […]

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Street Musician Support Artists

8 Affordable Ways to Support Local Artists

WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS Local artists are vital to any community, however small it may be. Artists bring […]

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Back Yard

Goin’ Back – On the trickiness of reviewing one’s own art

Musicians can arrange a song in so many beautiful ways. I’ve included videos of three versions of Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s […]

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Artist Patronage

Patronage: become an artist’s VIP and patron

There are many ways to support artists. In this series of posts, I’ve recommended buying art and a number of […]

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