Living (or not) the Creative Life

Lisa with clarinets

"Growth is much more than a strategy. It is a complex change process that involves the right mindset, the right processes, experimentation and an enabling environment." ~ Edward Hess teaches business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Ed got it right. For the last eight years my professional growth … [Read more...]


Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring


Well, its that time again....... I'm dusting off ornaments, untangling a ball full of metal fishhook hangers from each other and uncurling ribbons on those (damn) wreath bows. I think it might be time to go shopping. Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring Ding- dong, Ring- ring all the bells are … [Read more...]


With gratitude and love- part 2

Lisa Canning

Last night my husband and I packed up our new Mercedes GLK, (certainly the budget buy for a high end line) a pumpkin pie for tomorrow's dinner with the in-laws, our Sunday brunch clothes and Scooby and Lennon, our dogs.  We were scurrying to get out of Chicago and head to our lake house; our favorite place in the world to unwind. This … [Read more...]


Career Issues for Creative People Book List


100 Careers in the Music Business - Tanja L. Crouch The music industry has undergone radical changes in recent years, but abundant career opportunities still exist for beginners with talent, imagination, and a love of music. The record industry and its dealers have suffered recent setbacks, but most other aspects of the music … [Read more...]


Organizations Devoted to Entrepreneurship


Looking for a list of organizations devoted to entrepreneurship? Check out these organizations. Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) is a global entrepreneurship network serving more than 500 colleges and universities, whose mission is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek … [Read more...]


Books on The Psychology of Creativity


Do you need to get your mind into the game in the right way to use your creative gifts? This book list is for you. A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances - Eloise Ristad   PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances In this … [Read more...]


Reaching for Greatness


Are you reaching for greatness in your personal and professional life?  Are you in alignment with who you really are? These books will help you develop your unique path forward. Courage to Teach (The): Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life - Parker J. Palmer   PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Courage to Teach: … [Read more...]


Free Business Tools


Here is a list of free business tool for you to use. Communication/Email Dimdim ( dimdim.com)- open source web conferencing application; free basic service Jott (jott.com)-voice-to-text service for creating notes, lists, e-mails and text messages; free basic service Oovoo ( oovoo.com) -video messaging, chatting and … [Read more...]


Organizations that Support Artists by Discipline


Here is a list of organizations that support artists by discipline. Dancers ORGANIZATION: Career Transition for Dancers WEBSITE: www.careertransition.org CONTACT INFORMATION: Address, City, State, Zip Code: 165 W. 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036-2501 Phone Number: 212-764-0172 Fax Number: 212-764-0343 Email … [Read more...]


Organizations that provide a broad range of support for Artists


Looking for more support? Here is a list of organizations that provide support to artists. Americans for the Arts ORGANIZATION: Americans for the Arts WEBSITE: http://www.artsusa.org/ CONTACT INFORMATION: Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 Phone Number: 202-371-2830      Fax … [Read more...]

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