InterPlayful Playing with Feelings

playing with feelings in improvisation – InterPlayful

Feelings are deeply connected to my improvising. What I mean by that is emotion is often (almost always?) a starting […]

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Water Expectations

Expectations For A Creative Challenge

I can give you summary of this post now: set realistic expectations … if you can. At least for me, […]

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begin - Sunrise (full size)

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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Pain Chain and Releasing the Brain

Pain Since I started a blue-collar job (my first one since college), I’ve been experiencing pain. To be clear, I […]

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muse as magnet

Muse As Magnet – Why I Compose and Write

Throughout my life, I’ve pondered the muse. Even my brand name includes a play on the word “muse” (as well […]

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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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Long Creative Process

Long Creative Process: The Long and the Short Of It

“This is the short and the long of it…” ~ William Shakespeare One thing that I’ve noticed about my own […]

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Chance Agrella lyrics

Which came first? The chords or the lyrics?

You asked for creative process, so here you go… Melody or Words “Do you write the music or the lyrics […]

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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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Buy art

How can you support artists? Buy art.

Check out the 2nd (“What’s in a like?”) and 3rd (on art crowdfunding and patronage) posts in this series on […]

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