Avicii: How Superstardom Can Destroy the Introvert Artist

On the recommendation of my good friend and sister-in-healing Jill Nielsen Farrell, Joel and I recently watched True Stories: Avicii on Netflix. The documentary followed the meteoric rise of the Swedish EDM producer Tim Bergling who began his journey to superstardom at the tender age of 17. From the beginning, this soul [...]

20 Traits of the Introvert Artist and How to Work Them Like a Boss

Contrary to popular belief, introverts and Introvert Artists are not these awkward killjoys that choke when trying to say hello to strangers and secretly (or not so secretly) hate other humans. As an off-the-charts Introvert Artist, I can tell you that we actually like people... really! We just dislike shallow exchanges that [...]

Why are Musicians so Attached to Their Instruments?

Back in 1978 when I was just five years old, my trusty Gemeinhardt M2 flute left the manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana and went out into the world. It eventually made its way to Ohio, where my parents found it in a second hand shop and bought it for me. I had [...]

Creativity in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a wonderful city for Creatives. While there are many creativity and art-based events, products and services already being offered, the city itself as well as many aspects of the music and art scene are still in a growth phase. In a sense, we are all doulas, assisting in the birth [...]

Is Your Posture Blocking Your Creativity?

Many of us spend long hours at a computer or other workstation for our creative work or play. What we don't realize is that the mental state and physical posture we tend to assume at the computer can actually hinder our creativity. Sitting in a slumped position with the neck extended and [...]