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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…

Get Sparked! 30 days to greater joy Let’s face it: you want to create. It makes you feel so good when you do, but self-doubt and “no time” and “what’s the point?” just keep getting in your way…

It’s time to finally develop a consistent, sustainable, nourishing creative practice that makes the rest of your life go better! Join me for a month of getting down to creating, and finding joy in the nooks and crannies of regular life. September 1-30.

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The Day I Got NAILED, and What Happened Next…

A few years ago I tried an experiment. I’d been telling myself for years that I didn’t have time to play at my art table, and for years I’d believed this was true. Then on February 1, 2011, I interviewed an artist named Michele Théberge for an online...

Why You Should Share Your Work (BEFORE It’s Good Enough)

As a creativity instigator, my mission is to empower people to feed their creative hungers. It doesn’t end there, though. Once you’re happily creating, there is another step: to share your work. Not everything has to be shared, of course. The contents of...

Why I Haven’t Quit (Even When I’ve Wanted To)

Back in October I did something rather rash. I committed myself to a 365-day challenge: fill a 3×5 index card to a one-word prompt every day, and post it here on my website. Why? Several reasons: To prove to myself that I can sustain a daily practice. To test my...

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Check Out My ArtQuotes…

Calligraphy Artquote: The path of imperfection is the path of joy.
ArtQuote: The best things happen when you get your hands dirty.
Calligraphy Artquote: I am enough.

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