Five Ways to Live a More Creative Life

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  • 5 Ways to Live a More

    Creative Life

    Ronnie Walter www.ronniewalter.com

    by Ronnie Walter

  • Ronnie Walter www.ronniewalter.com

    1. Always, always

    always have a

    sketchbook

    with you!

  • Draw funny

    things you see

    throughout

    your day.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Sketch

    interesting

    faces.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Write down

    conversations

    you overhear

    that are

    particularly

    juicy (they

    could end up in

    your next

    novel).

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Jot down the

    wacky idea

    you just had--

    it may make

    perfect sense

    later!

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • 2. Hang out with

    artists and writers.

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  • Attend gallery

    openings

    (if nothing else

    they usually

    have free

    cookies).

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Go to lectures

    about art,

    writing, and

    other subjects

    you're curious

    about.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Follow artists

    you admire

    (that don't do

    what you do)

    on social media.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Connect with

    your tribe. Twice

    a month Skype

    dates, coffee once

    in a while--just

    call one of your

    fellow creative

    thinkers!

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

    (They're the ones who understand the process, can

    commiserate over the stumbles, and are also there to

    celebrate the little victories along the way.

    "Regular people" don't always get us.)

  • 3. Take a class in

    something messy.

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  • It's hard to get

    hung up with

    perfection when

    you're elbow

    deep in an

    abstract painting

    or a lump of clay.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • 4. I know it

    seems simple

    but...

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  • If you want

    to paint,

    paint.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • If you want

    to draw

    cartoons,

    then draw

    cartoons.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • And if you

    want to be

    a writer.

    then you

    write.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • 5. Work on

    getting over

    yourself and

    what others

    may think

    about you.

    Ronnie Walter www.ronniewalter.com

  • You've

    got

    this.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Now go

    get it.

    Ronnie Walter

    Ronnie Walter

    www.ronniewalter.com

  • Ronnie Walter www.ronniewalter.com

    Ronnie Walter is an

    illustrator,writer and art

    business coach. She has had

    thousands of images under

    license for stationery, giftware,

    fabric and much more, and has

    published several books.

    Ronnie blogs about the ups and

    downs of a creative business

    life and draws pictures at

    www.ronniewalter.com

    She is freque

    ntly

    caffeinated