Watch “The Humility Of The Artist”

“It’s arrogant to assume that you’ve made something so extraordinary that everyone everywhere should embrace it. Our best work can’t possibly appeal to the average masses, only our average work can. Finding the humility to happily walk away from those that don’t get it unlocks our ability to do great work.” Seth Godin

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How to Escape the Comfort Zone: Uncanny Creativity Podcast

Making art often means getting out of the comfort zone. Alan Henry of Lifehacker explains the science of breaking out of your comfort zone: Routine and patterns minimize risk. Making something scares us. Creating something inherently feels risky. New episode of my creative productivity podcast! Maybe I’m crazy, I’ve long been inspired by this scene in the tv show Felicity: Jennifer Garner (Hannah) works on writing a new piano piece. She can’t figure out the ending. Jennifer Garner’s now real life ex-husband Scott Foley (Noel) tells her to stick with what she has. When all else fails, do what you ... Read more

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On Being A Citizen

“Actually, democracy isn’t an entertainment product.” Steve Almond From the episode: ’How do you balance being informed citizens without being angry and upset all the time?’ For myself, I’ve noticed that I can be stressed or energized by pretty much anything.  A starter draft of my citizen manifesto:  Focus on being organized. Take action with a sense of purpose. Get specific about what tools I’m using (i.e. social media) and why. Develop and invest in supportive honest and considerate relationships. The Sugars return for Part 2 of "Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist" at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. ... Read more

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I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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