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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.

Living a creative life means no more waiting until you have the time, or until you have it all together, but just starting.

Melissa Dinwiddie of Living A Creative LifeHi, I’m Melissa! Artist, writer, performer, inspirationalist, creativity instigator, passion pluralite, 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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[Ikea Hack] My Standing Desk / Treadmill Desk – Part 2

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Lessons from the Dating Queen: Armoring Up Against Squirrel Syndrome

I was so annoyed at Miracle Man when I woke up this morning. The sound of his shower woke me up at 7:30, and I was just so tired from being up later than I wanted, and I so wanted to blame MM. To rewind a bit, I knew all yesterday that it was going to be a late night,...

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Abstract Expressionist Painting by Melissa Dinwiddie
Vibrant Journey - Abstract Expressionist Painting by Melissa dinwiddie
Blue Is Just A Color - mixed media painting on canvas, 8x8
The Season of Yes - calligraphy mixed media art by Melissa Dinwiddie

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