Art

“In the mountains, there you feel free.” (T.S. Eliot)

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We recently took a trip into the mountains in Colorado to see the fall colors. Here are some photos I took along the way. Enjoy!

Two Questions to Ask Your Creative Self

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There’s a sticky note on the wall overlooking my desk. On it is written two questions.

Are you a cooperative component?

Or are you keeping yourself out of the game?

I don’t remember now where I heard these questions. Maybe during a TED Talk. Anyway, I keep the questions there to remind me of the role I play (or don’t play) in my creative endeavors. Depending on how I’m doing each day, the questions are either a pat on the back or a kick in the pants.

Wherever you are in your creative journey, I hope find the questions useful, too.

5 Free Inspirational Wallpapers

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It’s October. The temps are finally starting to cool off here in the desert. Neighbors have faux fall decorations on their doors and gauzy ghosts hanging in their trees. I have a book on submission and a couple of new projects started. It’s all good.

To celebrate, I created five high-res motivational wallpapers for mobile and tablet devices and I’m giving them away for free. I hope you enjoy them, and they inspire you to do creative things with the time you have.

~Amy

(To download, select the image you want. When the high-res version loads in the new window, save it to your mobile device, or right-click to save to your computer.)

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Neil Gaiman on Being an Artist

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Neil Gaiman’s advice to graduating students on living the life of an artist. Brilliant. Honest. Not to be missed.

A Gift for You: Free inspirational wallpapers

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On a cork board above my desk, I have three of my favorite quotes.

Dwell in possibility. (Emily Dickinson)

Do one thing every day that scares you. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Barn’s burnt down…now I can see the moon. (Masahide)

Today is my birthday, and I feel like giving away free stuff. So I fashioned these quotes into hi-res (1900 x 1200) desktop wallpapers. To download, select the image(s) you want, and then right-click to save the full-size graphic.

Enjoy!