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When more than two minds meet,
a third mind is created: a Master Mind. 

Each month, I meet with five local working artists and writers as part of a Mastermind group. We encourage each other to follow through with plan and purpose and provide feedback on any obstacles we come across in our professional lives. Please enjoy my monthly updates on ideas and resources we share with each other.

 

The six creative minds in our group are: Jessica Kallista, Lina Alattar, Jennifer Crawford, Mary Gallagher Stout, Diana Adams, and myself.

As we sit around the table each month to eat, catch-up, and most importantly, discuss our professional successes and challenge, we share sites, books, podcasts, people we've discovered with each other. Below you will find a list of these inspirations.

March

UP on March 23 after our monthly meeting

 

January

December

NOVEMBER

Lina read this The Art of Creative Thinking this month and loved the insights living a creative life not just while you'll making art but in your day-to=day.

Lina read this The Art of Creative Thinking this month and loved the insights living a creative life not just while you'll making art but in your day-to=day.

Absurd costumes. 3D Art. A few of us from the Mastermind will attend the Hugo Ball on Dec 17 in DC 

Absurd costumes. 3D Art. A few of us from the Mastermind will attend the Hugo Ball on Dec 17 in DC 

We discussed the new Katibehart Gallery in neighboring Vienna, VA. The suburban location, the owner's history as an Iranian calligrapher, and the type of work shown are enticing us all to visit.

We discussed the new Katibehart Gallery in neighboring Vienna, VA. The suburban location, the owner's history as an Iranian calligrapher, and the type of work shown are enticing us all to visit.

Jen and Diana both have build successful business and they strongly recommended The E-Myth for understanding how to juggle your roles as an entrepreneur. 

Jen and Diana both have build successful business and they strongly recommended The E-Myth for understanding how to juggle your roles as an entrepreneur. 

October

 
DC Podfest: Mastermind member and creative entrepreneur Jennifer Crawford kicks off her second annual podfest November 4-5

DC Podfest: Mastermind member and creative entrepreneur Jennifer Crawford kicks off her second annual podfest November 4-5

Mix Media and Collage course at George Washington University by Mastermind member Jessica Kallista (Under Painting section)

Mix Media and Collage course at George Washington University by Mastermind member Jessica Kallista (Under Painting section)

Baby Canvas 6 at Olly Olly in Fairfax. This is my favorite local art show each year. Tiny canvases created by dozens of local artists for super affordable prices.

Baby Canvas 6 at Olly Olly in Fairfax. This is my favorite local art show each year. Tiny canvases created by dozens of local artists for super affordable prices.

OnBeing: Each month we seem to talk about what one of us has gleaned from this month's mind blowing podcast. Krista Tippett interviews philosophers, writers, psychologists, and creative types.

OnBeing: Each month we seem to talk about what one of us has gleaned from this month's mind blowing podcast. Krista Tippett interviews philosophers, writers, psychologists, and creative types.

CreativeMornings interview with Seth Godin who once again provides an enlightening perspective on what creative independence means in 2016

CreativeMornings interview with Seth Godin who once again provides an enlightening perspective on what creative independence means in 2016

 

September

 
Book recommendation: Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

Book recommendation: Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

OnBeing interview with Joanna Macy: philosopher, environmentalist, Tibetan Buddhist

OnBeing interview with Joanna Macy: philosopher, environmentalist, Tibetan Buddhist