You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. - Jack London
Creativity is that elusive gift which all humans struggle to conquer at some point in their life. Some jobs or hobbies require it more than others, but all of
Autumn brings a focus that breathes new life into even the most simple of tasks. As we put away our summer clothes and reach for layers and scarves, we may also prepare for the beginning of the school year, a new job, or a renewed creative vision.
It’s in these moments that we begin to push past fear and embrace the work and creativity our day may bring.
It can be frightening to express ourselves, particularly when we attempt to generate income in the process. In step with the fresh feelings of autumn, maybe refreshing our minds with beautiful words will inspire a clear focus as we go into fall.
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. —Evelyn Waugh
Noah Webster first started work on his dictionary, now known as Merriam-Webster, in 1806. He learned 26 languages and worked two decades before his first edition of A
Portraiture has always been an important way for humans to remember a person. Even dating back to ancient Egypt, individuals who served some level of importance in the culture were chiseled into stone or in burial chambers. We all want to remember the people we
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.” -Author Peter McWilliams
At age seventeen I found myself the oldest person riding the bus to school each morning. Ashamed, I would
We’re fast approaching (if not right in the midst of) the busy holiday season. This is an exciting time of year filled with great nostalgia and a shift in weather, but it can also be a stressful one to keep pace with. If you’ve recently
Shopping for that sweet summer dress starts out as an enjoyable day of leisure. You walk into the store holding a latte and begin thumbing through rows of floral fabrics and maxi dresses fit for a Greek goddess. These festivities roll along with the best
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. -Phyllis Theroux
Once again you find yourself shuffling through a pile of mostly needless mail consisting of free pizza coupons, credit card offers, and of course
“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” -American Poet Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I have a confession: I cannot keep flowers alive. It seems all I have to do is glance their way and a petal will drop to the floor. What’s more frustrating, I adore plants and flowers, but lack the learned talent of keeping them