Creative Rehab

Letting go in art is as terrifying as in life…It’s a weird kind of love. It looks a lot like loss on the outside. On the inside though, it makes space for the real creator to emerge from your ego’s ashes.

#letgo #justwrite

Letting go in art is as terrifying as in life…It’s a weird kind of love. It looks a lot like loss on the outside. On the inside though, it makes space for the real creator to emerge from your ego’s ashes.

#letgo #justwrite

"Rest, nature, books, music…such is my idea of happiness." - Happy 186th birthday, Leo Tolstoy!

#wisdom #parents

"Rest, nature, books, music…such is my idea of happiness." - Happy 186th birthday, Leo Tolstoy!

#wisdom #parents

How do you make a reader laugh or cry? Practice it on yourself 1st. We’re 99.5% monkeys. The ape in me is very much like the ape in you. 

#writingtips #robertfrost #makemefeel

How do you make a reader laugh or cry? Practice it on yourself 1st. We’re 99.5% monkeys. The ape in me is very much like the ape in you.

#writingtips #robertfrost #makemefeel

#30DaysofWriting - Day 15 - WRITERS GONNA WRITE. Be the Bird not the Trap; the Action, not the Reaction; the Writer, not the Written.

#writeeverydamnday #justwrite #andreabalt #writingfuel

#30DaysofWriting - Day 15 - WRITERS GONNA WRITE. Be the Bird not the Trap; the Action, not the Reaction; the Writer, not the Written.

#writeeverydamnday #justwrite #andreabalt #writingfuel

"With a pencil & a piece of paper, I create worlds. What do you do for a living?" — Sounds like a writer to me… Art by Ricardo Venâncio

 #writing #drawing #showdonttell

"With a pencil & a piece of paper, I create worlds. What do you do for a living?" — Sounds like a writer to me… Art by Ricardo Venâncio

#writing #drawing #showdonttell

"Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting." —> Today we start Phase II of the #30daysofwriting challenge. After Phase I (the Thesis / Reacquaintance / Introduction / New Habit Pains), for the next 10 Days we’ll go deeper into the Antithesis, the Plot / Conflict / Rebellion. It’s always a good time to tap into the darker, more life-altering side of your art & explore fears, demons, blockages, motives & purpose. Boxing gloves - optional - only if you can still type.) 

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #writingfuel #justwrite #godeeper

"Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting." —> Today we start Phase II of the #30daysofwriting challenge. After Phase I (the Thesis / Reacquaintance / Introduction / New Habit Pains), for the next 10 Days we’ll go deeper into the Antithesis, the Plot / Conflict / Rebellion. It’s always a good time to tap into the darker, more life-altering side of your art & explore fears, demons, blockages, motives & purpose. Boxing gloves - optional - only if you can still type.)

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #writingfuel #justwrite #godeeper

#30DaysofWriting - Day 10 - Write what you’re afraid to write. Vulnerability takes courage & gives power.

#writeeverydamnday #justwrite #writingfuel #andreabalt @creativerehab @rebellesociety

#30DaysofWriting - Day 10 - Write what you’re afraid to write. Vulnerability takes courage & gives power.

#writeeverydamnday #justwrite #writingfuel #andreabalt @creativerehab @rebellesociety

"I bleed myself to be your drink. Is not the blood of poets — ink?"

#WilliamSoutar #writing #quoteoftheday #poetry

"I bleed myself to be your drink. Is not the blood of poets — ink?"

#WilliamSoutar #writing #quoteoftheday #poetry

#30daysofwriting - Day 7 - Be ready to erase what is no longer you. Writing is also letting go.

#writingfuel #writeeverydamnday #justwrite #letgo @creativerehab @rebellesociety #andreabalt

#30daysofwriting - Day 7 - Be ready to erase what is no longer you. Writing is also letting go.

#writingfuel #writeeverydamnday #justwrite #letgo @creativerehab @rebellesociety #andreabalt

#30DaysofWriting - Day 5 - Something is better than nothing. Great things start small. Your world was once a word. 

#justwrite #writingfuel #writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday @creativerehab @rebellesociety

#30DaysofWriting - Day 5 - Something is better than nothing. Great things start small. Your world was once a word.

#justwrite #writingfuel #writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday @creativerehab @rebellesociety

#30DaysofWriting - Day 3 - Embrace your paradoxes. Writing makes the whole of you possible.

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #justwrite

#30DaysofWriting - Day 3 - Embrace your paradoxes. Writing makes the whole of you possible.

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #justwrite

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." - Charles Bukowski - 💡PUT THIS ON YOUR FRIDGE. 

#writingfuel #30daysofwriting #writeyourselfalive

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." - Charles Bukowski - 💡PUT THIS ON YOUR FRIDGE.

#writingfuel #30daysofwriting #writeyourselfalive

#30daysofwriting - Day 2 - Write without a destination. Breathing through words can only happen in the Now. You are not finding your way, you are creating it. 

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #andreabalt #creativerehab

#30daysofwriting - Day 2 - Write without a destination. Breathing through words can only happen in the Now. You are not finding your way, you are creating it.

#writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #andreabalt #creativerehab

Two words: Trust Yourself. Be the story-teller, not the story-told. 

#30daysofwriting #writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #creativerehab

Two words: Trust Yourself. Be the story-teller, not the story-told.

#30daysofwriting #writeyourselfalive #writeeverydamnday #creativerehab

You don’t need to know what happens after. You create the After in the Now. None of us has been here before. 

#writingfuel #30daysofwriting #countdown #writeyourselfalive

You don’t need to know what happens after. You create the After in the Now. None of us has been here before.

#writingfuel #30daysofwriting #countdown #writeyourselfalive