29. 04. 2015

The Language of Loving Yourself

"If enthusiasm is a loving surrender to the creative process, then discipline is the rigidity that prevents that flow from occurring," creative Jessica Jones says in her review of Week 9 of 'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron. "Remember, art – the process of creating – is supposed to be fun." Treat work as play. Color outside of the lines. Love yourself. "The rest will follow," Jones says.

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27. 04. 2015

Rachel Frankel / Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Sometimes when you’re pushed to the edge, the only thing you can do is take the plunge. And that’s exactly what Oakland-based artist Rachel Frankel did after a frustrating stint at an ad agency. She saved some money, quit her day job, and studied Graphic Design on her own. A year later, she’s making a living doing what she loves.

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22. 04. 2015

The Beauty of Being in the Moment

"Things change," says artist Jessica Jones in her 9th installment of reflecting on The Artist's Way course. "It doesn’t do any good to try to control anything. Instead, take little steps, feel the flow of the process of creating." When you learn to experience life in the moment, the future doesn't seem so scary.

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20. 04. 2015

Why the Sharing Economy Matters

The sharing economy is still in its beginning stages, but it's already transforming the way we work and consume. "In the creative community we are built on coming up with new ways to do things;" says writer Richie Zamora, "to use our own abilities to our advantage while shaping the world around us." These collaborative platforms are allowing creatives to use more of their assets and pull in extra income, which is why the sharing economy is so important.

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15. 04. 2015

The Myth of Perfection

In Jessica Jones' 8th installment of her reflections of taking the 12-week Artist's Way course, she realizes that "Once we lose the notion that everything we create must be 'perfect,' we begin taking risks." In fact, striving for perfection holds you back.

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13. 04. 2015

How to Explain Employment Gaps

Since the recession hit, hiring managers have become used to seeing employment lapses on applicants’ resumes. That’s why the cover letter is important – whether you were laid off, went back to school, or spent a couple months taking a break, it’s an opportunity to address these gaps. Here’s how.

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08. 04. 2015

The Joy of Living Luxuriously

In Jessica Jones' 7th installment of her reflections of The Artist's Way course, she gives some sound advice for those struggling to continue their creative endeavors: "Don't give up. If you truly believe, even a little bit, that you derive the most joy from your creative pursuits, press on. Life is too short."

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05. 04. 2015

Q&A: Jared White & Lilit Pilikian / Filmmakers

This month, Jared White and Lilit Pilikian are embarking on making a short documentary film about Armenian identity in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The documentary, called "100 Faces of Survival", will explore how the dispersed Armenian population is thriving 100 years after this tragedy.

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01. 04. 2015

The Trouble with Being “Good”

Jessica Jones reflects on Week 5 of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way course and discovers that embracing her true, authentic self means tapping into her own supply of creative inspiration rather than relying on others' resources. "I want to be myself," Jessica says. "I want to be accepted as a whole person, not a 'good' person. I want to LIVE. But living means taking leaps of faith doesn’t it?"

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