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Live Creative Now Podcast by Melissa Dinwiddie

Live Creative Now Podcast

by Melissa Dinwiddie

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Are you ready to live a full-color life? For NON-artists, artists, and everyone in between, Live Creative Now podcast provides practical tips and inspiration on creativity and creative productivity, because feeding your creative hungers is one of the fastest ways to happiness, joy, and self-fulfillment. Not only will you feel more alive, it s how you will CHANGE THE WORLD! If you have a hunger to create, the goal of this podcast is to get you past fear, self-doubt and distractions to do exactly what the title says: Live Creative Now! No waiting. No excuses. No somedays. Host Melissa Dinwiddie is a Happiness Catalyst and Creativity Instigator, known for changing people into Creative World-Changers by empowering them to hurdle past fear, self-doubt, resistance and distractions, to get on with their creative work. A passion pluralite / Renaissance soul / multipassionate herself (visual artist, performer, writer, musician), Melissa answers audience questions, shares tools from her own toolbox, and periodically interviews other creatives about their own full-color creative lives. Leave your own question about creativity, productivity, juggling multiple interests or creative lifestyle design in a review here in iTunes, and you may just hear Melissas answer in an upcoming episode. (Be sure to include your Twitter handle so we can let you know if your question goes live!).


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LCN 130: Van Lai-Dumone Brings Art to Business

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 11, 2017


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LCN 129: My Yom Kippur Screwup (Or How to Make a Not-So-Awesome Experience Awesome)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 04, 2017


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LCN 128: Jacquie Lloyd Smith Plays with LEGO® for a Living

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 27, 2017


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LCN 127: Don’t Worry About the Feelings

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 20, 2017


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LCN 126: Insomnia, Kryptonite, Retreat!

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 13, 2017


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LCN 125: Noah Scott Talks Film in a Freezer

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 06, 2017


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LCN 124: There’s No Competition & You’re Not Selling Snake Oil

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 30, 2017


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LCN 123: Listener Spotlight Janet Fowlow’s “Tiny and Daily” as a Therapeutic Life-Saver

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 23, 2017


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LCN 122: The Naked Money Project

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 16, 2017


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LCN 121: Geary Street Moments and the Great CD Disaster of 2009

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 09, 2017


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LCN 120: What’s the Difference Between a Pity Party, Beating Yourself Up, & Just Crying?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 02, 2017


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LCN 119: Listener Spotlight Anna Goldsworthy is the Possibility Detective

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 26, 2017


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LCN 118: Intentional Imperfectionism

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 19, 2017


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LCN 117: Listener Spotlight: Gretta Lamosa, LCN Binger

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 12, 2017


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LCN 116: Forgiving Myself for Being Human

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 05, 2017


My Golden Formula is: Self-awareness + self-compassion = the key to everything good. Here's how that works in practice. Play Episode The post LCN 116: Forgiving Myself for Being Human appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 115: [REPLAY] How to Juggle Multiple Passions & Interests: My Stovetop Model of Life Design for Multi-passionates

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 28, 2017


[REPLAY] Do you struggle with how to juggle all your passions and interests? In this episode I share how I learned to embrace my passion pluralite nature, AND how to effectively manage it, using my Stovetop Model of Life Design. Play Episode The post LCN 115: [REPLAY] How to Juggle Multiple Passions & Interests: My Stovetop Model of Life Design for Multi-passionates appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 114: Cathy Chiba’s Productivity for Inaction Heroes

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 21, 2017


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LCN 113: Punched In the Stomach

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 14, 2017


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LCN 112: Lisa Manterfield’s Novel that Wouldn’t Let Go

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 07, 2017


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LCN 111: Sometimes the Solution Really IS Shopping

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 31, 2017


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LCN 110: Sharon Wildwind: Mystery Writer & More

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 24, 2017


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LCN 109: Art + Commerce + Boundaries, and the Ultimate Question

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 17, 2017


Existential questions from the perfect storm of open studio + kitchen renovation + a rare client commission. Play Episode The post LCN 109: Art + Commerce + Boundaries, and the Ultimate Question appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 108: Christine Yablonski: From Community Chorus to Good Morning America

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 10, 2017


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LCN 107: Pricing Pandemonium? Melissa Goes on a Rant

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 03, 2017


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LCN 106: Laureen Marchand: An Artist Finds Her Flow Again

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 26, 2017


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LCN 105: You’re Ready When You’re Ready

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 19, 2017


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LCN 104: Living the Nomadic Life with Ellen Bard

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 12, 2017


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LCN 103: Embarrassing Confessions (or How Not to Become a Prolific Creator)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 05, 2017


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LCN 102: Tamara Bailie on Owning Your Own Voice

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 29, 2017


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LCN 101: The Most Important Practice

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 22, 2017


Of all the practices you engage in, the most important practice of all is just getting back on the wagon. Play Episode The post LCN 101: The Most Important Practice appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 100: Piling Bricks of Fear (Fear and Creativity)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 15, 2017


Fear and creativity. Fear OF creativity. "Do you feel fear when you create?" she asked. Piling bricks of fear. Fear, fear, fear, fear, fear. Play Episode The post LCN 100: Piling Bricks of Fear (Fear and Creativity) appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 099: Manifesto of Creative Entitlement

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 08, 2017


Creativity is not about "giftedness" every human on the planet is a unique container for creative possibility. This is my Manifesto of Creative Entitlement. Play Episode The post LCN 099: Manifesto of Creative Entitlement appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 098: How Denise Logan Became the Sparkle Fairy

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 01, 2017


What is a Sparkle Fairy? And how did Denise Logan become one? Listen and find out! Play Episode The post LCN 098: How Denise Logan Became the Sparkle Fairy appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 097: Confessions of a Seasonal Slacker

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Am I a slacker because I have not written a book this quarter? Play Episode The post LCN 097: Confessions of a Seasonal Slacker appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 096: Alessandra Wall Doesn’t Like the Title “Life Coach”

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 15, 2017


Psychologist & Life Coach Alessandra Wall doesn't like the title "Life Coach." We discussed this, what it means to life a full-color life, and more on the podcast. Play Episode The post LCN 096: Alessandra Wall Doesn’t Like the Title “Life Coach” appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 095: Done is Better Than Perfect: A Case Study

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


Done is better than perfect - here's a case study from my own life! Play Episode The post LCN 095: Done is Better Than Perfect: A Case Study appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 094: How to Keep Making Your Art in Times of Great Stress

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 01, 2017


Making your art helps give you the will to go on when times are rough. Now is not the time to deny yourself your art; now is the time to give yourself MORE Creative Sandbox time, not less! Play Episode The post LCN 094: How to Keep Making Your Art in Times of Great Stress appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 093: Live from Life is a Verb

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 25, 2017


Live recording of my talk Patti Digh's Life is a Verb Camp, called "So You Wanna Change the World? Go Get Creating!" Play Episode The post LCN 093: Live from Life is a Verb appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 092: The Messy Truth Behind the Highlight Reel

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 18, 2017


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LCN 091: How Lynelle Danced with Gremlins to Publish a Children’s Book

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 11, 2017


A conversation with children's book author and Creative Sandbox member, Lynelle Eck, about how she overcame the gremlins to publish her book. Play Episode The post LCN 091: How Lynelle Danced with Gremlins to Publish a Children’s Book appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 090: Jessica’s Journey from “Gaahh!” to Video Queen

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 04, 2017


A creative courage case study: a conversation with Creative Sandbox member Jessica Sanders. Play Episode The post LCN 090: Jessica’s Journey from “Gaahh!” to Video Queen appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 089: The Thing Nobody Tells You (and No, the Problem Isn’t You)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 28, 2016


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LCN 088: Is This Big Misconception Keeping You Stuck?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 21, 2016


Is this big misconception keeping you stuck? The solution is tiny. Play Episode The post LCN 088: Is This Big Misconception Keeping You Stuck? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 087: Peach Trees Don’t Feel Guilty

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 14, 2016


I stumbled upon a metaphor about the creative process the other day, that really helped me during this weird, post-book-launch phase I'm in. Play Episode The post LCN 087: Peach Trees Don’t Feel Guilty appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 086: A Conversation with Finnish Artist & Art Educator Paivi Eerola

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 07, 2016


A conversation with Finnish artist and art educator, Paivi Eerola Play Episode The post LCN 086: A Conversation with Finnish Artist & Art Educator Paivi Eerola appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 085: Are You Reneging on Your Gifts?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 30, 2016


What did your parents model to you about creative bliss? What will you model for others? Play Episode The post LCN 085: Are You Reneging on Your Gifts? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 084: What You Need to Hear AFTER the Big Project

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 23, 2016


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LCN 083: Book Launch: The Creative Sandbox Way is HERE!

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 16, 2016


The Creative Sandbox Way is finally here! What does that look like behind the scenes? I part the curtains for you to see. Play Episode The post LCN 083: Book Launch: The Creative Sandbox Way is HERE! appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 082: So You Wanna Change the World? Go Get Creating!

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 09, 2016


On Friday, November 4th, I delivered a fifteen-minute TED-style talk at Patti Digh's Life is a Verb Camp. I thought you might like to hear it, so I recorded it for the podcast. Play Episode The post LCN 082: So You Wanna Change the World? Go Get Creating! appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 081: The 50th Birthday Episode!

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 02, 2016


Why I decided NOT to try to get 6-pack abs for my birthday. And what I decided to do instead. Play Episode The post LCN 081: The 50th Birthday Episode! appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 080: The Lie of “I’m Not Creative”: Another Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 26, 2016


Another excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life, publishing November 15th! Play Episode The post LCN 080: The Lie of “I’m Not Creative”: Another Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 079: An Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 19, 2016


An excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Creative Sandbox Way, publishing November 15th! Play Episode The post LCN 079: An Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 078: Reflections on the Worst Week Ever & Shedding the Shadow Artist

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 12, 2016


It was the worst week ever. Or was it..? When deal-breakers turn into gifts. And shadow artists. (There is some organizing principle to all of it, I swear.) Play Episode The post LCN 078: Reflections on the Worst Week Ever & Shedding the Shadow Artist appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 077: Book Covers, Rosh Hashanah, the Creative Process, Failure, & Persistence

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Oct 05, 2016


This episode is all about failure, and starting again, and persistence, and the importance of allowing yourself to make crap, even though nobody ever wants to. It features more on the book publishing adventure (not all of it pretty!), and a visit to a synagogue for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. But trust me, even if you have no interest in publishing a book, and no interest in the Jewish High Holy Days, this episode will resonate for you. Play Episode The post LCN 077: Book Covers, Rosh Hashanah, the Creative Process, Failure, & Persistence appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 076: The Creative Process: Creating a Book Cover Design

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 28, 2016


Creating a book cover design is not an easy or painless process. At least not for me. Here's what the experience looks like. Play Episode The post LCN 076: The Creative Process: Creating a Book Cover Design appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 075: 3 Lessons from Leaping Without a Net 4 Times in a Week

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 21, 2016


What can you learn from four improv shows in one week? Quite a lot, it turns out! Play Episode The post LCN 075: 3 Lessons from Leaping Without a Net 4 Times in a Week appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 074: Mark McGuinness on Resistance, Rejection, and Resilience – a replay of Creative Insurgents #11

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 14, 2016


A conversation with poet and creative coach, Mark McGuinness on resistance, rejection, & resilience (a replay of Creative Insurgents podcast #11, with Cory Huff). Play Episode The post LCN 074: Mark McGuinness on Resistance, Rejection, and Resilience – a replay of Creative Insurgents #11 appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 073: Behind the Scenes of Writing & Publishing a Book, Week 1

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Sep 07, 2016


What's really involved in writing, designing, and publishing a book? It's Week 1 of my "Get the #*&% Book Done" initiative! Go behind the scenes with me as I tell all! Play Episode The post LCN 073: Behind the Scenes of Writing & Publishing a Book, Week 1 appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 072: Melissa Gets Ruthless! And Makes an Important Announcement

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 31, 2016


Yes, I'm getting ruthless! Which has everything to do with my important announcement. Play Episode The post LCN 072: Melissa Gets Ruthless! And Makes an Important Announcement appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 071: The Good, the Bad, and the Hysterical from the Retreat

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


This year's Create & Incubate Retreat was the best yet, but there were still lessons learned. I pull back the curtain and tell all! Play Episode The post LCN 071: The Good, the Bad, and the Hysterical from the Retreat appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 070: When Comparison Makes You Want to Quit

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 17, 2016


Comparison: it steals joy and makes us feel useless. What do you do when comparison makes you want to quit? Click to find out! Play Episode The post LCN 070: When Comparison Makes You Want to Quit appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 069: The Dangers of Coloring Books

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Coloring books, dangerous? That's what I'm discussing today. Who knew such an innocuous pastime could be so controversial? Play Episode The post LCN 069: The Dangers of Coloring Books appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 068: What the Heck Is Imperfectionism, Anyway?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Aug 03, 2016


It's time to set the record straight on what imperfectionism is and isn't! Letting go of perfectionism does NOT mean settling for mediocrity. Have a listen to my explanation of imperfectionism, and why it is so foundational to living a full-color life. Play Episode The post LCN 068: What the Heck Is Imperfectionism, Anyway? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 067: Christine Martell and Her 9-Foot Artosaur

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 27, 2016


Community Arts Instigator, Christine Martell, shares the story of how Artosaur came to be, and what Artosaur does in the world. Play Episode The post LCN 067: Christine Martell and Her 9-Foot Artosaur appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 066: The Line Between Healthy Commitment & Unhealthy Obsession

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 20, 2016


Where is the line between healthy commitment and unhealthy obsession? Click to hear or read my thinking around this topic. Play Episode The post LCN 066: The Line Between Healthy Commitment & Unhealthy Obsession appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 065: “I Feel Like I’m Not Allowed to Make Crap, Because Crap Won’t Sell”

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 13, 2016


How to get permission to make crap when your parents are constantly watching to see if you can make a living as an artist? Melissa answers! Play Episode The post LCN 065: “I Feel Like I’m Not Allowed to Make Crap, Because Crap Won’t Sell” appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 064: “Help! My Fans Want My Old Stuff, But I’m Burned Out!”

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jul 06, 2016


It's a listener question episode today! What do you do when your fans want more of the same, but you're burned out? Click to find out my answer. Play Episode The post LCN 064: “Help! My Fans Want My Old Stuff, But I’m Burned Out!” appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 063: Immersion, Blobs, and Transformation: My Jazz Camp Journey 2016

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 29, 2016


A meditation on the transformation that happens during an immersive creative experience. Blob Trees, a week-long journey, & Jazz Camp West. Play Episode The post LCN 063: Immersion, Blobs, and Transformation: My Jazz Camp Journey 2016 appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 062: A Conversation with Renaissance Man Chris Wesley

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Be a fly on the wall for this conversation with me and Renaissance Man, Chris Wesley - author, fine artist, explorer of the human condition. Play Episode The post LCN 062: A Conversation with Renaissance Man Chris Wesley appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 061: How Can I Create When Others Are Suffering?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 15, 2016


Ever thought, "How can I create when others are suffering?" Tragedies and the suffering of others can so easily guilt us away from our creative joys. But is that really the best response? Listen to what I have to say about it. Play Episode The post LCN 061: How Can I Create When Others Are Suffering? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 060: Do You Care Too Much? Overcoming the Resistance of Caring

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 08, 2016


"The more I care, the harder it is for me to get it done." Does that sound familiar? It's a classic case of Resistance, and I've got a solution! Play Episode The post LCN 060: Do You Care Too Much? Overcoming the Resistance of Caring appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 059: “How Do I Get Past the Idea that I Suck?”

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jun 01, 2016


Have you ever thought "everything I make sucks"? It's almost impossible to create with that particular voice in your head! When someone wrote me recently that feeling everything he does sucks was his biggest obstacle to living a full-color life, I sent him a lengthy reply. Click through to listen/read. Play Episode The post LCN 059: “How Do I Get Past the Idea that I Suck?” appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 058: Riding the Open Studio Roller Coaster

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 25, 2016


Last weekend I hosted an artist open studio for the first time in probably a decade. It was something of a roller coaster experience, and I learned a lot from it, so I thought I'd share it with you! Play Episode The post LCN 058: Riding the Open Studio Roller Coaster appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 057: The Truth (and 4 Lies) About Finding Your Passion

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 18, 2016


Want to know how to find your passion? Here's the truth, along with 4 lies. (The answer to finding your passion may be different from what you think!) Play Episode The post LCN 057: The Truth (and 4 Lies) About Finding Your Passion appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 056: Demystifying the Artist

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 11, 2016


What does it mean to be an artist? Here's what it means to me. Play Episode The post LCN 056: Demystifying the Artist appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 055: How NOT to Tell If You’re a Real Artist

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, May 04, 2016


If you've been wondering whether you're a real artist, because you can't honestly say, "I can't NOT make my art," or "I can't NOT write," or "I can't NOT do my creative thing," then this one is for you! Play Episode The post LCN 055: How NOT to Tell If You’re a Real Artist appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 054: Tackling the “Why Do I Even Bother?” Gremlin

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 27, 2016


One of the biggest reasons that I hear for why creative play doesn't have a bigger place in people's lives can be boiled down to three words: "What's the point?" This episode is my answer. Play Episode The post LCN 054: Tackling the “Why Do I Even Bother?” Gremlin appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 053: How Do You Keep Enthusiasm to Finish When You’re Constantly Interrupted?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 20, 2016


A listener asks, "How do you keep enthusiasm to finish a project, when you're home with interrupting kids all day?" and I reply.(In spite of my gremlins!) (Plus a cute cat pic!) Play Episode The post LCN 053: How Do You Keep Enthusiasm to Finish When You’re Constantly Interrupted? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 052: The Only Difference Between You and a Real Artist

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 13, 2016


The only real difference between artists and everyone else or, more specifically, between those who self-identify as artists, musicians, writers, etc., and everyone else is one simple thing. And it's not talent. It has nothing to do with talent. And it's not whether or not you get paid for what you do. Listen (or read) to find out what it is! Play Episode The post LCN 052: The Only Difference Between You and a Real Artist appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 051: Why We Hold Onto Clutter (Part 2)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Apr 06, 2016


Last week, in Part 1 of this two-part series, I shared four excuses that get in the way of releasing clutter. As I said: There are deep-rooted emotions tied to our stuff, and unless and until we deal with the emotions, there s no way we can get rid of the stuff! So today I share Part 2 four more reasons we hold onto clutter and their antidotes. Play Episode The post LCN 051: Why We Hold Onto Clutter (Part 2) appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 050: Why We Hold Onto Clutter (Part 1)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 30, 2016


What gets in the way of releasing clutter? A lot, it turns out! (Shouldn't be surprising, I guess, since so many people have clutter problems. Me included!) Today I'm sharing Part 1 of a two-part series on the seemingly sensible reasons why we hold onto clutter, and how to get past them, so you can let go of stuff that isn't serving you. In Part 1, I look at four common excuses for keeping our crap, and how to reframe them to help you let go. Play Episode The post LCN 050: Why We Hold Onto Clutter (Part 1) appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 049: The Antidote to Boredom, and My Secret Weapon Against Gremlins

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 23, 2016


Doodles, the 2 phases of the creative process, and the power of the Creative Sandbox all combine to reveal the antidote to boredom, and my secret weapon against gremlins. Play Episode The post LCN 049: The Antidote to Boredom, and My Secret Weapon Against Gremlins appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 048: Are You Harboring this Stealth Killer of Creativity & Productivity?

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 16, 2016


Sometimes the things that sabotage us the most are the most invisible to us. If you suffer from resistance, stalling, stuckness, and plain old procrastination when it comes to your creative thing, you need to listen to this episode! Play Episode The post LCN 048: Are You Harboring this Stealth Killer of Creativity & Productivity? appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 047: Transformations, Revelations, & Lessons Learned on Retreat

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Going to the annual retreat with my calligraphy guild for the 14th time wasn't just a play vacation; it also provided an opportunity to gauge how much I've changed. Quite a lot, it turns out! Play Episode The post LCN 047: Transformations, Revelations, & Lessons Learned on Retreat appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 046: Brodie Welch on Chinese Medicine and Your Full-Color Life

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Mar 02, 2016


This week I'm sharing with you a conversation with Brodie Welch, a Chinese Medicine practitioner. On the surface, this may seem rather odd, giving that my focus is creative expression and play. What the heck does Chinese Medicine have to do with living a full-color, creative life? Quite a lot, as it happens! Play Episode The post LCN 046: Brodie Welch on Chinese Medicine and Your Full-Color Life appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 045: Why Even Creative Pros Need Sandbox Time

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 24, 2016


An exploration of why dedicated time to muck about and play in the Creative Sandbox is essential, even if you create for a living all day long (and also if you don't)! Play Episode The post LCN 045: Why Even Creative Pros Need Sandbox Time appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 044: A Conversation with Amy & Maya of The Creativity Caravan

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 17, 2016


Today I'm excited to share with you a three-way conversation with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, who co-run The Creativity Caravan. Be a fly on the wall as we talk about all things creativity. Play Episode The post LCN 044: A Conversation with Amy & Maya of The Creativity Caravan appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 043: Doodling as Self-Defense

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 10, 2016


Doodling as self-defense? WTF? Read or listen and it will all become clear... (Plus: free stuff inside!) Play Episode The post LCN 043: Doodling as Self-Defense appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 042: Two Good Things (One of Which Started Out Really Bad)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Feb 03, 2016


Two interesting things happened to me this week that I wanted to share with you. The first thing is something really good that I didn t even realize until someone pointed it out to me! The second thing started out as something pretty bad and painful, but turned into something really good. Play Episode The post LCN 042: Two Good Things (One of Which Started Out Really Bad) appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 041: MELISSA LIVE! The Creative Sandbox Manifesto

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 27, 2016


A live recording of a music-infused explanation of my ten Creative Sandbox Manifesto precepts, the origin story of my Creative Sandbox metaphor, and lots of imperfect ukulele playing. Play Episode The post LCN 041: MELISSA LIVE! The Creative Sandbox Manifesto appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 040: BONUS EPISODE: YOU (Yes You!) Were Born to Create Here’s Proof

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Thu, Jan 21, 2016


A recording of a webinar in which I shared: 1) The surprising truth about why you feel resistance to the thing you love to do. 2) How to make every creative block your friend. 3) The unexpected science of how creative play affects the brain. Play Episode The post LCN 040: BONUS EPISODE: YOU (Yes You!) Were Born to Create Here’s Proof appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 039: The (De?)Evolution of an Artist

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 20, 2016


How my tiny & daily new creative practice of doodling every morning sledgehammered me back to nursery school. But we take some side trips to other flashbacks, as well, to watch how I de-evolved as an artist, before finally evolving back to being 3 again. (It will all make sense, I assure you.) Play Episode The post LCN 039: The (De?)Evolution of an Artist appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 038: Morning Ritual Redux & Banishing Perfectionist Gremlins

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 13, 2016


In the six months since I first shared my morning ritual, it's changed quite a lot. In this episode I share what's changed and why, and question whether it's possible to blend meticulous precision and loose spontaneity in my art, without getting sucked into perfectionism. Plus I serenade you with the latest version of my Creative Sandbox Manifesto song! Play Episode The post LCN 038: Morning Ritual Redux & Banishing Perfectionist Gremlins appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 037: From Near-Death Experiences to Lady Gaga’s Entrepreneurial Type: a Conversation with Lisa Robbin Young, the Singing Coach

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Jan 06, 2016


I m always interested in how people integrate their creative passions into their lives. Anyone who calls herself "the Singing Coach" perks up my ears, so I knew I had to bring Lisa Robbin Young on the show! Play Episode The post LCN 037: From Near-Death Experiences to Lady Gaga’s Entrepreneurial Type: a Conversation with Lisa Robbin Young, the Singing Coach appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 036: How I Formed 2 Healthy New Habits in 2015

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 30, 2015


2015 brought two powerful new habits into my life, but it wasn't by accident. I used what I know about myself, what works for me, and what doesn't work, to get myself to finally do things that I've been wanting to do, but avoiding, for years. Hopefully my story will help you learn how to add new habits to YOUR life! Play Episode The post LCN 036: How I Formed 2 Healthy New Habits in 2015 appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 035: How to Get Past Starting Friction

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 23, 2015


Even professional creativity instigators struggle with resistance sometimes. It's always starting that's the hardest part, because starting friction is intense! How to get past starting friction? It may not be what you might think! Here's how I deal with it. Play Episode The post LCN 035: How to Get Past Starting Friction appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 034: From the Way-Back Machine to the Creative Sandbox

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


You'd think a creativity instigator was always fully in touch with her creativity, right? WRONG! In fact, I've had some long stretches of truly believing that I was not creative. I spill all in this episode of the podcast! Play Episode The post LCN 034: From the Way-Back Machine to the Creative Sandbox appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 033: What REALLY Makes Artists Different? (It’s Not What You Might Think!)

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 09, 2015


There's one thing that sets artists apart from everyone else, but it's not what you might think. If everyone really grasped this concept, all of our lives would be very different, and a whole lot better, too. Have a listen and let me know if you agree! Play Episode The post LCN 033: What REALLY Makes Artists Different? (It’s Not What You Might Think!) appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 032: The Writing Life: An Interview with Jeff Goins

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Dec 02, 2015


If there's one thing Jeff Goins is, it's a writer. Not only does he have a popular blog over at goinswriter.com, but he's the author of multiple books. But Jeff didn't always think of himself as a writer, even though he's been writing for his entire life. Over the course of a couple of different days, Jeff sat down with me to talk about his history as a touring musician (and how that informed his eventually becoming a writer), leveraging your weirdness, the process of finally claiming the title of "writer," why he sees his business as "self-patronage," the importance of sharing your work, and so much more. Play Episode The post LCN 032: The Writing Life: An Interview with Jeff Goins appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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LCN 031: A Surprising Route to Finding Your Creative Voice

Author: Melissa Dinwiddie
Wed, Nov 25, 2015


Most creators I talk to, especially beginners, are obsessed with the concept of voice, or personal style. How to find it? How to cultivate it so it's distinctive and truly yours? I've offered thoughts on this subject before, but today I want to talk about a surprising way to find your voice that I haven't touched on previously. It may just shake things up for you! Play Episode The post LCN 031: A Surprising Route to Finding Your Creative Voice appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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