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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

24 October 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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Are You a Lark or an Owl? Finding Your Optimum Time to be Creative

8 August 2013

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Are You a Lark or an Owl? Finding Your Optimum Time to be Creative

I’ve never been a morning person, no matter how hard I tried or however many early rising habits I tried to adopt. Yes, I can get out of bed while the sun is still below its apex, but no, I’m not at my most alert or productive. My full-firing mind often doesn’t kick in until […]

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Stuck on a Project? Here’s a Little Trick to Generate Fresh Inspiration

4 July 2013

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Stuck on a Project? Here’s a Little Trick to Generate Fresh Inspiration

I keep coming back to process these days. I have all these unfinished things on my computer, and half of me wants to push them all out into the world, in some attempt to clean house, and maybe hoping somebody might stumble onto them and like them… I had written something and didn’t know where […]

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Express an Idea Before You Choose a Medium

24 December 2012

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Express an Idea Before You Choose a Medium

This post is by Joshua Lundquist. “Express an idea before you choose a medium,” would be a quote from me if I were addressing a bunch of young artistic types in an auditorium somewhere… But really, that is how I feel.  That is what I keep telling myself.  I don’t want to limit myself or […]

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What does Your Childhood Reveal about what You Should be Doing Now?

29 November 2012

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What does Your Childhood Reveal about what You Should be Doing Now?

In September I traveled to San Francisco to attend Cheryl Dolan‘s Platinum Presence workshop. It was pretty magical. I met some really amazing women, and I learned a lot of techniques that helped me prepare for my seminar. But the whole weekend was pretty revelatory. One of the exercises she had us do — the […]

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Why You Must Simply Begin

19 November 2012

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Why You Must Simply Begin

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Kylie Bellard. You spend hours mulling over ideas in your head. You lie in bed at night, electrified with excitement for tomorrow, when you’ll make your plans real. You weigh the pros and cons of starting one project over another, uncertain about which passion needs your attention […]

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What it Means to be an Amateur

30 August 2012

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What it Means to be an Amateur

There’s nothing like a peaceful lake with the airy sounds of recorder music, and long conversations with your mom, to bring out your pensive side. Before leaving for music camp, someone on Twitter asked me what I would be learning there. It struck me as an odd question, and I actually had to think about […]

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

27 August 2012

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

What would you do if you had 24 hours of Free Time? This was the question I found myself answering last weekend. The seed was planted a few months back, when one of the Puttypeeps in the Tribe approached me with an idea: what if, as a community, we pulled an allnighter and worked on […]

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