It’s Not About Creative Freedom

Where do I want my work to lead me? This is what I’ve been asking myself tonight. If I’m going to leave my future self a bread crumb trail, where do I want to lead myself? Is the point of this only to reach creative freedom? It’s not only to reach creative freedom. Most ofContinue reading “It’s Not About Creative Freedom”

Legal frameworks to protect and promote artistic freedom

While doing some research I learned about UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which “is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.” It all sounds real nice. I about UNESCO from an article written by Charles A. Thomson titledContinue reading “Legal frameworks to protect and promote artistic freedom”

Is there a thing called creative freedom?

We’ve been talking a lot about the three freedoms and how we should leverage them to get the most out of our creative freedom. You can read about it here According to Art Radar Journal,“In order to achieve creative freedom, one has to think free and adopt an approach that is unconventional. Fertilization of mindContinue reading “Is there a thing called creative freedom?”

Creative Freedom, It’s Yours

Once you reach a place of creative freedom, your writing life becomes your responsibility. You must learn when enough is enough and when not enough is not enough. You must narrow down your own projects and expand your own ideas. What’s great about creative freedom is that it’s all yours. It’s all yours with noContinue reading “Creative Freedom, It’s Yours”

Three Freedoms

The Three Freedoms you need to take advantage of to experience ultimate creative freedom are Freedom to grow, Freedom to be heard, and Freedom to listen. Let’s start here. What is Creative Freedom? Creative freedom is having the freedom to create without limitations. Before we dive in, I wanted to explain that this post is gearedContinue reading “Three Freedoms”

“Artistic Freedom is Not a Luxury”

“Artistic freedom is not a luxury. But the rights of artists are under threat worldwide. These include freedom of creation, freedom of movement, freedom of association, right to protection of economic and social rights, right to participate in cultural life. The UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural ExpressionsContinue reading ““Artistic Freedom is Not a Luxury””

Free Should the Scholar Be

In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended. Free should the scholar be,—free and brave. Free even to the definition of freedom, “without any hindrance that does not arise out of his own constitution.” The American Scholar lecture by Ralph Waldo Emerson https://www.gutenberg.org/files/16643/16643-h/16643-h.htm#THE_AMERICAN_SCHOLAR When I do projects I usually like to divide them up into differentContinue reading “Free Should the Scholar Be”

Creative Freedom and Purpose

Does your creative freedom have a purpose? What’s the focus of Three Freedoms? If creative freedom is to obtain its fullest growth, its most complete development, it must have a great and worthy purpose. It must not be merely freedom for freedom’s sake. Thomson, Charles A. “Creative Freedom and the World Crisis.” Music Educators Journal, vol.Continue reading “Creative Freedom and Purpose”

Show up for yourself

6 Ways to intentionally hear and understand yourself Use words of affirmation followed by supportive actions Believe yourself Allow your feelings to flow through you and trust they have their place in your life Study the works and lives of leaders who inspire you Learn your values and goals When people say nice things aboutContinue reading “Show up for yourself”

Who, Why, What

To keep heading down the path toward freedom to be heard, I wanted to talk about an important question you need to ask yourself. “Who am I?” One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as artists. This really is the bedrock of our creations. This is where writing is transformed from mimicryContinue reading “Who, Why, What”