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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…

The Great ClutterBust! Starts October 1st...Coming Up!

 Ready to finally tackle that Closet of Doom? (Or Garage of Doom, or Studio of Doom, or…) The last time I ran the Great ClutterBust, the participants (including me!) created miracles! Join me in October for a fall clean-up like you’ve never experienced. 

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My ClutterBusting Mistake, and How to Avoid Future Disasters

A package arrived in the mail on Monday. I’d ordered it from Amazon, and I’d been waiting with baited breath for it to arrive. Nothing hugely exotic or romantic; I’d ordered a simple brayer. Two brayers, in fact: hard rubber and soft, the hard one...

How Your Art Will Save the World

Lately, I’ve been battling the demons of self-doubt. (Yep, creativity instigators deal with the same crap as everyone else!) I figured it was a good time to pull a classic from the archives, originally published on August 21, 2011. Enjoy! xoMelissa Oh gentle,...

The Sound of Breaking Glass

I pulled out a baseball bat and smashed some glass just the other day. Metaphorically speaking, that is. See, it seems I have a never-ending supply of false stories that I believe in. I call them self-installed glass ceilings. Glass ceilings, because they limit not...

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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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