Live Creative Now! with Melissa Dinwiddie: Happiness | Creativity | Productivity | Practical Inspiration | Lifestyle Design for
By Melissa Dinwiddie - Happiness Catalyst, Creativity Instigator, Artist, Performer
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Are you ready to live a full-color life? For NON-artists, artists, and everyone in between, Live Creative Now podcast provides practical tips and inspiration on creativity and creative productivity, because feeding your creative hungers is one of the fastest ways to happiness, joy, and self-fulfillment. Not only will you feel more alive, it s how you will CHANGE THE WORLD! If you have a hunger to create, the goal of this podcast is to get you past fear, self-doubt and distractions to do exactly what the title says: Live Creative Now! No waiting. No excuses. No somedays. Host Melissa Dinwiddie is a Happiness Catalyst and Creativity Instigator, known for changing people into Creative World-Changers by empowering them to hurdle past fear, self-doubt, resistance and distractions, to get on with their creative work. A passion pluralite / Renaissance soul / multipassionate herself (visual artist, performer, writer, musician), Melissa answers audience questions, shares tools from her own toolbox, and periodically interviews other creatives about their own full-color creative lives. Leave your own question about creativity, productivity, juggling multiple interests or creative lifestyle design in a review here in iTunes, and you may just hear Melissas answer in an upcoming episode. (Be sure to include your Twitter handle so we can let you know if your question goes live!)
||CleanLCN 092: The Messy Truth Behind the Highlight Reel||Play Episode||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 091: How Lynelle Danced with Gremlins to Publish a Children’s Book||A conversation with childrens book author and Creative Sandbox member, Lynelle Eck, about how she overcame the gremlins to publish her book.Play Episode||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 090: Jessica’s Journey from “Gaahh!” to Video Queen||A creative courage case study: a conversation with Creative Sandbox member Jessica Sanders.Play Episode||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 089: The Thing Nobody Tells You (and No, the Problem Isn’t You)||Play Episode||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 088: Is This Big Misconception Keeping You Stuck?||Is this big misconception keeping you stuck? The solution is tiny. Play Episode||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 087: Peach Trees Don’t Feel Guilty||I stumbled upon a metaphor about the creative process the other day, that really helped me during this weird, post-book-launch phase Im in.Play Episode||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 086: A Conversation with Finnish Artist & Art Educator Paivi Eerola||A conversation with Finnish artist and art educator, Paivi EerolaPlay Episode||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 085: Are You Reneging on Your Gifts?||What did your parents model to you about creative bliss? What will you model for others?Play Episode||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 084: What You Need to Hear AFTER the Big Project||Play Episode||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 083: Book Launch: The Creative Sandbox Way is HERE!||The Creative Sandbox Way is finally here! What does that look like behind the scenes? I part the curtains for you to see.Play Episode||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 082: So You Wanna Change the World? Go Get Creating!||On Friday, November 4th, I delivered a fifteen-minute TED-style talk at Patti Dighs Life is a Verb Camp. I thought you might like to hear it, so I recorded it for the podcast.Play Episode||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 081: The 50th Birthday Episode!||Why I decided NOT to try to get 6-pack abs for my birthday. And what I decided to do instead. Play Episode||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 080: The Lie of “I’m Not Creative”: Another Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way||Another excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life, publishing November 15th!Play Episode||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 079: An Excerpt from The Creative Sandbox Way||An excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Creative Sandbox Way, publishing November 15th!Play Episode||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 078: Reflections on the Worst Week Ever & Shedding the Shadow Artist||It was the worst week ever. Or was it..? When deal-breakers turn into gifts. And shadow artists. (There is some organizing principle to all of it, I swear.)Play Episode||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 077: Book Covers, Rosh Hashanah, the Creative Process, Failure, & Persistence||This episode is all about failure, and starting again, and persistence, and the importance of allowing yourself to make crap, even though nobody ever wants to. It features more on the book publishing adventure (not all of it pretty!), and a visit to a synagogue for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. But trust me, even if you have no interest in publishing a book, and no interest in the Jewish High Holy Days, this episode will resonate for you. Play Episode||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 076: The Creative Process: Creating a Book Cover Design||Creating a book cover design is not an easy or painless process. At least not for me. Heres what the experience looks like.Play Episode||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 075: 3 Lessons from Leaping Without a Net 4 Times in a Week||What can you learn from four improv shows in one week? Quite a lot, it turns out! Play Episode||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 074: Mark McGuinness on Resistance, Rejection, and Resilience – a replay of Creative Insurgents #11||A conversation with poet and creative coach, Mark McGuinness on resistance, rejection, and resilience (a replay of Creative Insurgents podcast #11, with Cory Huff).Play Episode||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLCN 073: Behind the Scenes of Writing & Publishing a Book, Week 1||Whats really involved in writing, designing, and publishing a book? Its Week 1 of my Get the #*and% Book Done initiative! Go behind the scenes with me as I tell all!Play Episode||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Tips from Someone Who Has Been There
No matter where you are in your creative life, you can't afford to miss the nuggets of wisdom Melissa drops in this podcast! I have been following Melissa for a long time and her advice and inspiring revelations about the struggles involved in living a creative life has helped me grow in innumerable ways.
She has a way of presenting information that makes your see things about yourself you never noticed before. So get ready to open your eyes, get inspired, and create!
Great Podcast on Creativity!
Melissa gets it and understands the creative process. Great tips on how to deal with the doubts and demons some of us face during the creative process--I know I do. It's easy to start a creative project because we are so excited in the beginning but the true artist sees it all the way through to the finished result. We are much more critical of our work than other people. This podcast is very helpful in helping you complete your creative goals.
Creative World-Changers Unite!
Melissa has been a friend for 5+ years. I’ve always appreciated how insightful she is about the creative process, and how she creates space for budding, sensitive creatives. This podcast has been a long time coming and I’m so glad it’s finally here!
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