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Without the Gargoyles

In A Beautiful Anarchy, Creativity and Inspiration, The Life Creative by David1 Comment

In the Middle Ages, churches placed gargoyles on their roofs to remind parishioners of the dangers that awaited them without the church, both then and into eternity. Literally hanging over their heads, the gargoyles kept the faithful, well, faithful, and warded off evil spirits. Most creatives I know, if not most human beings, have voices and negative people in their …

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The Same River Twice

In A Beautiful Anarchy, The Life Creative by David4 Comments

Everything changes, including we ourselves. Failure to recognize this essential impermanence, even to celebrate it, is a missed opportunity to live life as it is, not as we wish it could be, and to cope with change and uncertainty creatively rather than fearfully. Let’s talk about it. I’ve decided to begin posting my weekly podcast here to my blog, as …

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The Value of Doubt

In A Beautiful Anarchy, The Life Creative by David2 Comments

Doubt gets a bad rap but it has long been doubt and the willingness to live with uncertainty that has led to innovation and creativity. What would happen in our creative lives if we were more willing to look more carefully at our doubts and set aside the things we’re so sure of? Let’s talk about it. I’ve decided to …

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Chasing Colour

In The Craft, The Life Creative by David14 Comments

Two weeks ago, I talked to you about my four Un-Stuck Filters, four techniques I use when I’m shooting to put a little more life into my images and give me a good place from which to begin. But what if you’re just not seeing anything? We’ve all had those days. That’s when I give myself an assignment. Something fun and simple. And …

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Navigating Fog

In A Beautiful Anarchy, Creativity and Inspiration, The Craft, The Life Creative by David2 Comments

Any creative effort, in fact life itself, is undertaken in a context of uncertainty. But there are times things feel more uncertain than other, like we’re lacking direction. The Japanese concept of Ikigai provides helpful vectors or points of light, that make it easier to navigate in the fog. Let’s talk about it. I’ve decided to begin posting my weekly …