Use Small Sequences

When I retrospectively consider my creative working life, I notice a tendency to leave projects unfinished. To a certain extent, this is normal and healthy.  Artists perceive a fount of ideas, bubbling up anew on a daily basis.  Practicality and focus require that some ideas remain as figments of the imagination, while other ideas become […]

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Story Time

Stories.  My studio sessions range from 2 hours to 12 hours per day, depending on the type of work I am doing and the available time.  My goal is to spend all my flex time in the studio.  I generally achieve 80% of this. But here’s a thing I notice. Sure, I might get started […]

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Pavlovian Conditioning

You can train yourself just like you train your dog. Sound and Scent Triggers. The concept behind creating a trigger is simple.  It is a form of classical conditioning (think Pavlov).  If you have ever trained a dog, this should be easy to understand. With dogs, it can take just a handful of repetitions for […]

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Tiny Tiny Task Lists

When I make wishlists, the thing I wish for most is more time.  More time to learn and develop new skills, more time to write, meditate, reflect, draw. More time to study languages and read. More time to make art and still attend to all the other responsibilities of life.  More time to sit in […]

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