Kaizen for Creativity

As this year kicks off, I’m experimenting with methods to weave new habits and creative behaviours into my daily routine.

I recently announced my new project, 52 Ways to be Creative. During each week of this year, I plan to spend a few hours developing an existing creative skill, refreshing a forgotten ability, or learning something entirely new — all in the spirit of exploration, community and growth.

I'm inspired by the calm energy of kaizen, an approach that requires making small, continuous changes over time.

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The Reward for Good Work Is More Work

As I change and grow, moving into work that feels more meaningful and true to my life’s purpose, my relationship to the idea of work also transforms.

When I interned as a gallery assistant at the Thomas Healy Gallery in NYC’s Chelsea neighbourhood in my early 20’s, Tom Sachs was one of the artists we represented. I sometimes think of something I once heard him say …

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How I Got Unstuck

The past eight months have been an exhilarating time for me, and I feel more connected than ever to my life’s dual purpose of sharing my creativity and helping others to tap into their own creative potential.

This comes after a period of feeling extremely stuck. Like, waist-deep in swampland stuck. Like, ‘is my life ever gonna change or should I just accept this is it?’ stuck.

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Commitments and Integrity

It’s Friday and I’m ready to sign-off and head out to a friend’s birthday party. In this recording, I chat a bit about the ups and downs of attempting a reading fast as I make my way through week 4 of The Artist’s Way.

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