The FIERCE TRUST comes when you put yourself, your work and your heart out there knowing you could, probably will and feel like you will break if you DO fail.Read More
Waiting for auditions is rough. Waiting for auditions after having had a bad one, or none for a while, lethal. You MUST DO SOMETHING ELSE.Read More
The Soul came for creation. For art. For expression. For love. That is who you are. You won the jackpot. Your Ego has been so busy searching for a pot of gold it didn’t realize it already had it. It has YOU.Read More
We must activate our interest in life. Not just in learning to nail an audition or do choreography. We must learn to truly play on this big world playground and take in all the majesty and adventure around every single corner!Read More
Being in relationship with our creative impulse of curiosity is the beginning of true self care.Read More
The process can actually be FUN, EASY and JOYFUL. Somehow I think that we tell ourselves that if the art didn't cause us to suffer it isn’t as good, or worth as much. Is that how you feel about life? Of course not!Read More
Inspiration and creativity is HOT. It is IN DEMAND! It can have anyone it wants. And it chose you.
Stop questioning. Say yes.
Suffering shows up to help us see where we have gotten off of our path. The path of yoga which is the path of UNION with our highest self.Read More
“If you happen to discover after a few years away from writing, that you have found nothing that takes its place in your life — nothing that fascinates you, or moves you, or inspires you to the same degree that writing once did...well then, sir, I am afraid you will have no choice but to persevere.”Read More
We must check ourselves. Why are we really doing this? Because here is the hard truth... The arts come with no guarantee.Read More
The problem is being both a perfectionist and an artist. We just can’t. Something will have to go, and usually it is the art.Read More
How lucky am I that I am an artist, who is here to tell stories of humanity and I have gotten to do so many jobs, and connect so fully to the experience of being human? That’s my real job. And yours too.Read More
We have to love and commit to the good, the bad, and even the ugly. That is why we say, “in sickness and in health.” We can’t just love to good parts.Read More
We need to be SO IN LOVE with our dreams, our creativity and creative living that we VOW to stay forever, and then spend our lives holding that vow as sacred.Read More
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
T.S. EliotRead More
How many of us determine how our opening night performance felt once the critic’s review is in our hands?
We are slaves to the results.
And they are none of our business.
“Quit your complaining. It’s not the world’s fault that you wanted to be an artist. It’s not the world’s job to enjoy the films you make, and it’s certainly not the world’s obligation to pay for your dreams. Nobody wants to hear it. Steal a camera if you must, but stop whining and get back to work.”Read More
Many of us are still busy taking our cues from THE OUTER WORLD.
Creative living is not about SUCCESS. It is about PROCESS.
When it comes to creative living, part of its magic is that we don’t have to earn it. We don’t have to be good enough boys and girls to qualify for it.Read More
Liz begins her section in BIG MAGIC on permission with a very powerful yet simple statement:
You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.
You don’t. Only your own.Read More