As every creative person knows, coming up with fresh ideas is often not the challenge. The challenge is coming up with fresh ideas that resonate. Whether you wish to be taken seriously by the literary elite, sell truckloads of paintings to hotel decorators, or have your sculpture find a permanent home on a municipal plinth, at some level your creativity has to appeal to an audience and its gatekeepers, typically in the form of gallery owners, agents, commissioning editors and the like.
Posted on: Jul 4, 2015
Do you often start creative projects but can’t seem to follow them through? Are you frustrated by the results of your creative efforts to date? Do you know you could do more with your creativity but aren’t sure where to start? Would you benefit from a creative kick-start? David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, Why Mindfulness is better than Chocolate, Buddhism for Busy People and other books. He is also a mindfulness teacher and coach. In this seminar, David shares the experiences of his own career and provides both the theory as well as practical tools to help you: Get clear about your creative intentions; Understand the importance of authenticity and integrating creativity with your inner values; Create the optimal mental climate to germinate and nurture new ideas; Cultivate objectivity when seeking to match ideas to markets; Develop tools to use criticism positively and cultivate non-attachment to rejection; Build the foundation for a more mindful, coherent and purposeful creative life.
Posted on: Jun 30, 2015
I am thrilled to let all my enthusiastic supporters around the world know that work has begun on The Dalai Lama’s Cat Movie! It is especially wonderful that seasoned movie producer, Ileen Maisel, has optioned the book and is driving the project. Ileen’s stellar line-up of films includes such hits as Dangerous Liaisons, Romeo and Juliet (screenplay by Downton Abbey’s Sir Julian Fellowes), The Golden Compass and Ripley’s Game. Ileen’s team at Amber Entertainment have been hugely supportive (http://www.amberentertainment.com/).
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015