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Novelty, Possibility & The Lost Ring

Novelty, Possibility & The Lost Ring

     Click on arrow above to watch The Adjacent Possible Book Trailer   In this ongoing series of blog posts, we address the cultivation and pursuit of creativity. There is a flip side to this pursuit, namely the danger of an endless obsession with novelty. Can too much novelty be bad for you?         Not all novelty is created equally. One of our central tenets is the idea of the “Adjacent Possible,” novelty that has a particular relation to one’s current...

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Art & The Bad Animal

Art & The Bad Animal

Bad animal, good thoughts. You never know when inspiration is going to strike. A simple dinner date presided over by a disco ball turned into a philosophical excursion through Calculus, Philosophy, and ultimately back to Art.

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The Adjacent Possible: Book Trailer & Pre-Order

The Adjacent Possible: Book Trailer & Pre-Order

Click on arrow above to watch The Adjacent Possible Book Trailer   Short and sweet today.   The Adjacent Possible Is Available For Pre-Order Our fourth book, The Adjacent Possible: Guidebook & Stories of Artistic Transformation, is now available for pre-order on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BJ9Q6G58 Flipping Through The Adjacent Possible Book It's so exciting to see concepts from the adjacent possible animated by artist's stories and artworks. The book boasts over 200...

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The Adjacent Possible: A Story of Stories

The Adjacent Possible: A Story of Stories

A Story A Long Time In The Making   In October, 2019, Nancy gave The Artist's Journey® Retreat workshop at '1440 Multiversity,' a venue called this because there are 1440 minutes in a day and they all matter. It was a rich and spontaneous 5-day workshop in lovely surroundings that included a 1200 year old redwood mother tree, a spa with an infinity pool amid a redwood forest, and spectacular locally sourced organic food. Twenty artists threw themselves into the experience with abandon....

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QUIZ: What's Your #1 Artist Archetype?

 

Some artists create amazing art with ease, while others struggle year after year to express themselves.

What's going on? Could it be about how you approach your art?

Take the Artist's Archetype Quiz and find out.