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Evan Skladany

Evan Skladany was working at a market research company when he was laid-off due to the economic crash in 2008. He had taught English in Boston and France, before his days in advertising and marketing, and he always wanted to be writer. His lay-off was the push that he needed to make it happen. He decided to get a job waiting tables, instead of looking for another marketing job, so that he could pursue this … CONTINUE READING

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Ian Trask

Ian Trask_Chapter Be_Be Dedicated

Ian Trask is a scientist turned artist who left his job working in a research lab in Salt Lake City to be an artist in Brooklyn, NY. He made the shift in 2007 and went from working with a colony of 400 mice to creating pieces of artwork with discarded manufactured goods. He worked at a framing store in Brooklyn while he took time to play and experiment with his artwork – developing his artistic … CONTINUE READING

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Angela Craven Art – 365 Day Project

angelacravenart_in the studio

One of the things that I want to “be” in 2015 is creating, and as I expressed in an earlier post, There is More to Be Discovered, that involves letting go of my fear that my creations won’t be perfect. I have to be okay with the fact that as I start creating things they will be imperfect and, to be honest, most likely kind of ugly. That is a part of the … CONTINUE READING

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Give the Gift of Creativity

the sketchbook project

I recently saw Rick Griffith speak at Denver’s last Creative Mornings event, and one of the things that he talked about was that he has instructed his family and friends that he no longer wants material items as gifts. Instead he said that if people really want to get him something, then they can gift him an hour of someone’s time in order to learn something new. His point being that we need to start CONTINUE READING

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