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Living a creative life is not about being “an artist.” It’s about going after your dreams, whatever they are. It’s about living an authentic life, the life you want–not the one your parents, or your friends, or television or your co-workers think you should have.

Living a creative life means looking your fears and self-doubt in the face, and stepping forward in spite of them.

Living a creative life means allowing yourself to be imperfect, allowing yourself to be a beginner, allowing yourself to play.

Melissa Dinwiddie of Living A Creative LifeHi, I’m Melissa! I’m a creator on a mission to empower YOU to feed your own creative hungers and live the big, bold, creative life you really want. It’s a movement, baby! Read more about me…

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Melissa is coming to a living room near you (maybe even your own!) It's the Living a Creative Life LIving Room Tour. Starting spring '15. I’m Taking My Show On the Road!

Starting in Spring 2015, I’m hitting the road with my music, my art, and my Creative Sandbox concepts, touring the country on the Living A Creative Life Living Room Tour! Click here to read all about it, and see how you can bring me to YOUR living room…

DIY E-Courses to Spark You Up Right Now

Creative Ignition Kit - 30 days to get sparked!Creative Ignition Kit

A 30-day toolbox of goodies and inspiration to get you — and keep you — doing your creative thing, even just for 15 minutes a day, for a whole month. Click here to read all about it and buy now.

Playshop In A BoxPlayshop in a Box

Ready to play with some paint? Get creatively recharged & rejuvenated with this 90-minute playshop, plus an hour’s worth of video tutorials sharing a whole passel of my secret art techniques! Click here to read more and buy now.

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I Call BS on Alice, and YOU

“I didn’t do it,” she said. She looked ashamed and embarrassed, the way a small child would look when confessing to a something she knows will earn her a spanking. I was on one of the check-in calls for my Great ClutterBust, meeting with participants...

New Art: Help Me Give It a Name!

John Lennon famously said that “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Sometimes art is that way, too. Even when you start without any plan at all! That’s how it went with this 12 x 12 canvas. I started by smearing...

Giving Thanks for Self-Compassion

I love Thanksgiving. A holiday dedicated to focusing on what we’re thankful for — how beautiful is that? I’m thankful for so much — a loving, supportive partner; my family and friends; my home; my kitty; abundant, healthy food; clean water;...

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