When I'm working on a creative project and I stall, feeling like my creative muse has abandoned me, I stop and remind myself that what I'm doing is not really about effort, but perspective and perception. Considering an alternate point of view, and a different interpretation of the goal of the project, makes a world of difference.

Here's one of those creative projects that was a timely reminder to me about perspective and perception (and keeping the concept simple).  Really, watch it, it's absolutely stunning.  

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What is freedom? Author Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity talks about how his definition of freedom has changed over the years. Originally, it began with a desire to "determine the course of my daily schedule and overall life direction."  That was true for me too. That's why I went into business for myself, and probably why you did (or plan on doing it) too.

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Like Chris, over the years my definition of "creative freedom" has evolved. I want to choose my own adventure in this life. I want what I do to mean something good. I want challenge, growth and learning too.

"I think that most of us want freedom to create, to make something meaningful. The freedom that we achieve allows us to move to higher planes of mission and purpose," says Chris. I agree.

It's worth thinking about. What does creative independence mean to you?

Read "What is Freedom" by Chris Guiolebau here.

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We send along our best wishes that you enjoy all the beauty the holiday season brings to your neck of the woods. Here's what it looks like around here these days:

The colorful sunsets are are mixed with smoke from the ongoing fires. We are so grateful for the fire fighters who have worked so hard to protect everyone in this area. Our hearts go out to all those who lost their homes.

The colorful sunsets are are mixed with smoke from the ongoing fires. We are so grateful for the fire fighters who have worked so hard to protect everyone in this area. Our hearts go out to all those who lost their homes.

The Getty Center was kept safe during the fires but the shrubby hills in the area are burned black. The buildings are made of stone and glass and the whole site is designed to be fire-safe, with a sophisticated air filtration system, plants with the highest water content nearest the buildings, and a one million gallon water reserve tank. The garden still resonates a clear calm.

The Getty Center was kept safe during the fires but the shrubby hills in the area are burned black. The buildings are made of stone and glass and the whole site is designed to be fire-safe, with a sophisticated air filtration system, plants with the highest water content nearest the buildings, and a one million gallon water reserve tank. The garden still resonates a clear calm.

The succulents are showing off their blooms.

The succulents are showing off their blooms.

And the sky puts on a show daily.

And the sky puts on a show daily.

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