Creative People

Pursuing The Arts: Depression & Creative Minds

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Fell in love with this charcoal work by Bored Art. Discovered it while searching for a perfect image to reflect depression & those that suffer from it. This is a magnificent portrayal.

Depression and writing seem to go hand in hand, at least they do for me. The hardest thing about the arts is pursuing a big picture and personal vision without experiencing discouragement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Producing Your Own Opportunity in a Creative World

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Healthy competition exists in every industry. However, some fields are much more competitive than others. This is especially true for the entertainment industry and most, if not all, creative fields.

Creative-peopleIf you don’t want the stress of not knowing how or when you will break into the industry, then entertainment is certainly not for you. There are many people who choose a career in medicine, law, engineering, technology, and computer science because these are fields that, while not without stiff competition, tend to be more stable. That is a healthy goal to have, especially when you start building a family.

For those of us who have a desire to not simply work but to thrive in a particular creative field, then we have to be prepared to think outside of the box. Creativity after all is a prerequisite for us to get work in the first place, and it should also be used for how we make our career plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Quirky? Don’t Fight it. Flaunt it!

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According to the Cambridge online dictionary, the English definition of “quirk” noun [C] /kwɜrk/ › is an unusual habit or type of behavior, or something that is strange and unexpected:

a personality quirk

It’s just one of the quirks of living there.greekthingy

quirky /ˈkwɜr·ki/ adjective [-er/-est only]

› a quirky, offbeat sense of humor

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary quirky <adjective › means different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion.

While there are many, many ordinary individuals on this planet there are quite a few with idiosyncrasies, and let’s just say these extraordinary individuals might be considered, well, peculiar. Google breaks down idiosyncrasy and its origin best: Early 17th century (originally in the sense ‘physical constitution peculiar to an individual’): from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid the Breaking Point

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o-JOB-BURNOUT-facebookI attended a panel discussion at a producer’s conference a couple of months ago that gave aspiring producers, directors and entertainment professional’s advice on how to break into the business.

One recommendation from the industry pros during that session stressed that you need to work on more just one project at a time. And, they advised, you should not just concentrate on a project that is your “baby,” which can channel all of your creative energy in to that one piece of work. Basically, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one creative basket. Diversify.

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Tattoo Therapy

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The art of tattooing has come a long way, evolving in how it defines individuals with regards to societal status and growing out of the taboo phase. According to the Smithsonian magazine, it holds ancient and mysterious history that can be tracked as far back as 4000-3500 B.C. One famous 5200-year-old Iceman mummy has more than 50 tattoos. It is said that the tattoos were used for therapeutic measures, rather than symbols. Approximately 85% of the Iceman tattoo’s coincide with acupuncture points. But the exact reason for the tattoos depends a lot upon the culture and the time.

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