Conscious Creativity

Philip Stephen Allen
This is an exploration and a discussion of what makes creative businesses work. What doesn’t work, what does, and how to apply it.
Created 13 Mar 2021
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  • Check yourself
    27 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    “I think it would be a good idea!” ~ Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization Good morning and happy Monday! I’m not sure why the quote from Gandhi is especially relevant tod...
  • And what have you done?
    26 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Is it just me, or does John sound like he’s judging you on Christmas? Merry Christmas to those celebrating. Until tomorrow, Philip
  • Happy Occident
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 2
    Good morning and happy Friday, and happy Christmas Eve if you’re celebrating. Since yesterday I blathered on a bit about how great Bandcamp is, I thought I would send you a few of my favorite artists ...
  • The cure for the music blues
    23 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Have you discovered Bandcamp? If you’re the kind of person who will buy a book on bookshop.org rather than Amazon because the site’s high level of support for the authors (and I am exactly that sort o...
  • The next turn around the sun
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Today is a special day - the Winter Solstice. At exactly 10:59 am Eastern today, 7:59 am Pacific, the Earth in all of her glory will pass through the point in her orbit where our days start to lengthe...
  • Looks a lot like work
    20 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ~ Pablo Picasso Good morning and happy Monday! It’s foggy and damp this morning. Looking out the window, it looks like I should get a sweater, war...
  • The beginning of magic
    19 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    We all go through times of bitterness and disappointment. We all sometimes are shocked at the turns the world takes. I know a guy who will rant about something that’s bothering him at least once a day...
  • The Art Life
    18 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    We live in the retirement capitol of the world. In fact, the median (median!) age in Naples, Florida is 66. For those of you who skipped that day in stats class, that means that more than half of the ...
  • The compass of fear
    15 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    This morning I was listening to a book about the business of art. As I listened to a list of things artists can do to grow their audience, I realized my heart was pounding. I was also breathing a litt...
  • A bias for action
    13 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Hey there! Happy Monday! This is a fitting topic for Monday, I think. If you have read this newsletter enough, you already know how much I love productivity systems. But today I am discussing somethin...
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