Question of the Week #10: What do You Find Truly Life-Giving?

Welcome to the Question of the Week #10: What do you find truly life-giving? Answering this question just may cause you to seriously rearrange your life, schedule and priorities. If I were to peek at your “life-giving list,” there’s a good chance a lack of sleep, lack of exercise, reams of conflict and a hurried, hectic schedule would not be on your list. At least I hope not. The things you find truly life-giving are essential for cultivating a deeper, richer life. Read on…

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Question of the Week #9: What Do You Enjoy Most about Creating Art?

Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #9: What do you enjoy most about creating art? As a writer, there are days when I’m not sure if I’m working or playing. I simply love to write. The same can be said for any kind of art that you truly enjoy creating. If you didn’t enjoy and actually love the process of creating, there’s a very good chance that you’d never become an artist. Read on…

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Question of the Week #8: How Do You Cultivate a Beautiful Life?

Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #8: How do you cultivate a beautiful life? When was the last time you asked yourself that question? Do just want a life or do you want a truly beautiful life? Cultivating and creating a beautiful life demands your very best time and attention. Read on…

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Question of the Week #7: What Do You Say to Someone Who Doesn’t Understand Your Art?

Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #7: What do you say to someone who doesn’t understand your art? Let’s face it: Artists are probably the most misunderstood tribe on the planet. I have talked with so many artists who struggled with frustration, hurt, and resentment from being misunderstood. Whether as a young child, a teenager, or adult, some (not all) artists have had their dreams squashed from friends and family who do not understand what makes them tick. Read on…

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Question of the Week #6: How do you handle interruptions, distraction or lack of focus?

Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #6: How do you handle interruptions, distraction or lack of focus? Okay, I know that may be a risky question for some of you, so I’ll go first. I’m not going to lie to you. As a writer, producer and executive direction of a non-profit organization, I frequently wrestle with interruptions, distraction and lack of focus in my work. Did you hear that? Frequently!

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I can’t claim that I suffer from ADD, ADHD, or TBI (traumatic brain injury), though I do know several people who do. I don’t think I’m alone on this focus issue. Artists and creative people aren’t the only ones who have to deal with interruptions, distractions and lack of focus. Read on…

Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #5: What has been your most challenging artistic work?

[W]elcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #5. What has been the most challenging artistic work you’ve ever created? What made this artistic work challenging? Right now, I’m in the middle of one of the most challenging writing projects I’ve ever encountered. How about you? Read on…

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Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #4: What would you say to an artist struggling with a project?

[W]elcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #4. How many artists do you know that are stuck and struggling? What would you say to an artist struggling with a project? Maybe you’re one of them? I’m interested in knowing how you get out of a creative funk and how you would help another artist? What do you do when the words on the page are a garbled mess? What happens when you can’t nail that dance move? How do you dig deep when it’s Take #19 after you’ve flubbed Takes #1-18? What happens in your spirit when that plein air painting is more of a mix between Jackson Pollock and Picasso?  Read on…

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Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #3: As an artist, what does a good day look like?

Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #3.

[W]hat does a good day look like for you as an artist? I’m a writer, so most of my work is done creating by myself. I have good days and bad days with whatever I’m working on. So, I’m always curious what a good day looks like for other artists like you? I’m interested in the rhythm and flow of your day.  What is going on in your heart and mind? How are you interacting with the work you’re creating? How do you deal with creative challenges? What does the integration of your art, life & faith look like as you work on your craft?  Read on…

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Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #2: How do you define success?

[Y]ou offered a tremendous response to last week’s Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #1. It created the most comments of any post on this blog’s short history. It was wonderful to read everyone’s insights and encouragement to one another.  (Click here if you missed it!) Thanks to all of you who participated.

Today, I’d like to offer you a question that I hope will provoke a similar response. I believe how you reflect and respond to this question can make a tremendous difference in your life and work as an artist. Here is Question of the Week #2…

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Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #1: What is the worst thing someone has said to you about WHY you SHOULDN’T pursue your art?

[W]elcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week. Starting today, I’m going to offer you a Question of the Week because I want to hear from you. If you haven’t noticed, I love to ask questions because good questions are a great way to start stimulating conversations. They’re also a great way to create community in order to learn and grow together.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a story about a struggling artist who has a peculiar encounter on an elevator. And here’s where I need your help, so I’m offering it to you as my question of the week. The main character in my story has been told a number of hurtful lies and stinging words about being an artist. She’s heard all sorts of reasons WHY SHE SHOULDN’T BE AN ARTIST…and frankly, she’s now bought into these lies. Here’s my question for you…(Everyone who answers the Question of the Week will receive a free copy of my story!)

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