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Are you hungry for more in life? Do you thirst for new knowledge and inspiration? If you in all honesty can say yes to both of those, great! Or would you say you’re content with your life? Because that is a dangerous place to be.

Until recently, I had a steady paying gig. The client and I worked together for years, and I wasn’t mentally prepared when the gig ended. My mistake. What I took away from this experience can be boiled down to: savings are good, complacency is bad. Continue reading…

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In Defense of Ugly Children

In Defense of Ugly Children

It’s late at night in the workshop. I’m really too tired to continue working, but I’m so close to finishing that I can’t quite make myself shut down yet. There’s less than half an hour of work left, so I rationalize that it’s best to just push on and get it all done in one [...]

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Susanna Burney’s Acting Life

Susanna Burney

I first met Susanna Burney almost 20 years ago when we both performed in the booming fringe theater community in Seattle – primarily at Annex Theater. I was impressed by her intelligence, her easy manner and her ability to juggle so many different facets of her career. Over the years, she’s been a dedicated and [...]

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Surviving Creative Romance

Surviving Creative Romance

Let’s say you went on a business trip with your creative professional partner and came home angry, feeling neglected in favor of their work. Maybe you had a few clashes over couple time versus their career. Sound familiar? While the following is mainly focused on romantic partnerships, it can be useful with any creative boss, friend or family [...]

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Is Work Limiting Your Creativity?

Is Work Limiting Your Creativity?

It’s a common misconception that you must limit yourself to a specific niche, and focus on one thing only. That “thing”, whatever it is, will become your bread and butter, your area of expertise, your key to success. It’s a misconception because it is only a half truth.

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When In Doubt, Try Quitting

Guest post by Matt...

This is a guest post by Matt Hammond from Seattle Geekly. He was first featured here with his better half Shannon in an interview about their passion for producing their weekly podcast. Matt’s post is an excellent follow-up to that interview, and something to think about for anyone who has ever doubted their own dedication. [...]

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Questing for Passion

Questing for Passion

What do you do if you are a creative person, but you don’t know what your passion is? This question came to me from Jenipher. I replied briefly: keep looking and trying things, but I also got inspired to write something a little more detailed. For me, the answer was to analyze and combine interests. [...]

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