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How to Start a Band

How to Start a Band

“How have you not started a band yet?” After twenty years as a musician and three as a creative lifestyle blogger, I’ve heard quite a few good reasons to start a band.  Some of the best: Artists are people who make art; musicians are people who make music. The band...

How to Write a Song: Some Practical Advice

How to Write a Song: Some Practical Advice

Accomplishing a creative challenge like writing 14 songs in 28 days doesn’t happen out of nothing.  I’ve needed some advice and some inspiration over the last few weeks of February Album Writing Month.  Here are three resources that taught me a lot about how to write...

I was a Voice Actor for a Day: Here’s What I Learned

I was a Voice Actor for a Day: Here’s What I Learned

“The Blueberry is pretty sensitive,” the audio engineer told me, adjusting the height of the little black microphone. “Keep it at about your chin so we can avoid harsh plosives.” Bare bulbs and wood paneling surrounded me, and my own voice was crisp through my...

A Musician does Inktober

A Musician does Inktober

I’m only kind of an artist. But I’ve learned before that artists are people who make art, not just people with great talent. So when Inktober 2017 came around this year, I decided to get on the bandwagon. Launching Scintilla Studio means I need a lot more visual...

Go Take Pictures: What to do on a Photo Excursion

Go Take Pictures: What to do on a Photo Excursion

One of the simplest and most elusive truths about a creative lifestyle is that artists are the people who create art. Paul Simon summed up his decades of creative experience in his song "Hurricane Eye":  "You want to be a writer, but you don't know how or when?  Find...

How to Fail Without Being a Failure

How to Fail Without Being a Failure

This post was originally published on The Spare Room Project. This goes out to the entrepreneurs who struggle to stay on top of things.  This is to the Type A's who go a little overboard with their commitments.  This is to anyone who feels like a failure because they...

How to Write a Song: A 10-Step Process

Writing a song doesn't have to be guesswork!  I'm sharing with you a concrete and hands-on method, so it's a great way for first-time songwriters to get a handle on songwriting.  After all, art shouldn't always be guesswork.  This comes "Popular Lyric Writing," by...

How to Be More Creative: 5 Tips to Increase Creativity

How to Be More Creative: 5 Tips to Increase Creativity

This post was originally published on The Spare Room Project. Creativity has 'muscles' and needs exercise to improve, just like regular muscles.  It isn't hard to get started, though!  You can start small, and you don't have to buy a creative 'home gym' in order to be...

How to Make a Printable Christmas Card from Scratch

How to Make a Printable Christmas Card from Scratch

  How to Make a Printable Christmas Card from Scratch Hand-made Christmas cards are one of the best ways to show you care for those on your Christmas mailing list.  But getting enough unique cards for everyone on that list can be difficult. Replicating a design...

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