Blog :: A Creative Life

I lost touch with my creativity once and vowed I would never let that happen again. In this blog you'll find my musings on creativity—my experiences as a recovering creative, how creativity can get blocked, resources on how to nurture it and the ways I am regularly practicing my own creativity. I've also been known to stray slightly off topic now and again, but I figure that's a writer's prerogative.

Waking Sleeping Beauty

posted: February 20, 2013

If you were to come to my apartment and ask for a glass of water, odds are that I would serve it to you in one of my Disney mugs. I have a dozen of them in all and they … read more

How to raise a TV show from the dead

posted: February 12, 2013

Imagine for a moment that after four seasons of trials and tribulations, our hero John Crichton has finally proposed to his lady love, Aeryn Sun. She’s also just told him that she’s going to have his baby and he is … read more

Focused Practice: 100 Days, 100 Faces

posted: February 4, 2013

I have a really hard time drawing faces. Either they come out looking generic and cartoony or they’re bizarre, misshapen and trying too hard in a lumpy sort of way. Now, you could make the argument that this is art … read more

If it isn’t a “Hobby”, what is it?

posted: January 31, 2013

If you are like me and your creative work is not currently your primary source of income, then at some point, somewhere along the line, you’ve probably had friends, family, co-workers, strangers or whomever describe your activities as “a hobby”. … read more