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IT’S OK TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

  We live in this world of black and white thinking. Left or right, good or bad, right or wrong. No grays allowed. Living in this world can cause a lot of anxiety when it comes to making decisions about things

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THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

“Why can’t I just be changed without having to deal with all these shitty feelings?, ” I said with a laugh. My therapist laughed, too, “Well, wouldn’t that be nice! But you seem to think of things as black and white,

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SELF-CARE SUCCESS STORY!

By Ganesan Rajkumar

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Geoff Barone, composer – Photo by Micah Schmidt I love it when I get feedback on how my fellow creatives are learning to take good care of themselves. My friend, songwriter, composer, …read more Source:: Empowering Creatives.

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SELF-CARE SUCCESS STORY!

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

I love it when I get feedback on how my fellow creatives are learning to take good care of themselves. My friend, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barone recently shared some thoughts with his followers after he read one of my blog

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THE CONNECTION IS MADE

By Balamurugan Bouthansamson

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What motivates you? What gets you so excited that you simply can’t sit still? You feel as if you’re skin will rip apart, with the fuel that drives you gushing out if you don’t follow through. A haunting dream, a voice that says “Do”, the voice that taunts you at night keeping you awake with fears of not fully living if you don’t respond with action.

This is us, daily.

Like a collector of cat decor, we are obsessed. We simply have to have more; more connections for Baltimore’s art community. We see there is a disconnect between those that create and those that want to include the creative. We see that communication is sometimes lacking between consumer and artist, between venue and artist, between artist and artist.

This is why we spend every waking minute working on making those connections easier to find and navigate. Our dream is for every artist to be able to pay their bills through their craft. Do we have all the answers? No, but some of our affiliates might have exactly what you are looking for and we will continue to spend every waking minute making the path to success easier for every artist.

Some of our connections:

66 Raw Radio – Indie Artists Services http://66raw.com/

Songbuilders Studios – Producers, Songwriters, Engineers http://songbuilderstudios.com/

Downtown Cultural Arts Center – Artists Run Workshops/Classes, Networking, Theater, Events http://www.downtownculturalartcenter.org/

Lauren Aycock Anderson – Creativity Coaching – http://laurenaycockanderson.com/

The Ruins – Art & Music Festivals, Art Markets- http://www.ruinspark.com/

Alex Alexander – Photography, Video, Graphic Art –http://www.alexalexanderworks.com/

M.E.Doane – Book Editing, Consulting for Authors, Ghostwriting – https://www.medoane.com/writing-inbound/

PLUS OTHERS!

As a growing company we are always looking for ways to strengthen our ability to serve the art and music community. What services would you like available for growth and expansion?

Are you an expert in a subject that you believe artists/musicians/performers would benefit from? Tell us! Together we CAN do more! info@artistscompound.com

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DEAR FUTURE WIFE (AFFIRMATION)

By Ganesan Rajkumar

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Being a leader in whatever your profession is requires some sort of ability to see into the future. Intuition is a real thing ya know. That gut punch you feel when you’re in that grey area of not knowing what decision to make. What I see in the future is my present and that’s because I know the type of man I am TODAY and the man I COULD be tomorrow. Willingness to be objective and responsible helps me to put into the universe what I see continuously, and that’s a wife and family. No no no no I’m not there yet and I won’t be for a while. I still have some growing up to do and whoever she is I’m sure she does too. When people are not sure how to take this type of affirmation they call it a “thirst...

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STELLA

By Ganesan Rajkumar

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Often times I can feel colors. I can dream time. Better yet I can even inspire taste. Most times I’m alone and all the time I feel misunderstood. On days when I’m at my busiest I have to, I need to remind myself to look at the stars. To look at infinte that is the night sky. Whenever I look up I believe someone or something is looking back at me. Its easy to get lost in the sauce that is living. I choose to take a stand and remind myself that this journey these countless steps I take are day by day and never in a rush. I wrote this in the moment and advise you all to look up every once in a while. #StellaOut

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WATCHA THINK Y’ALL

By Ganesan Rajkumar

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Wait!! Wait!!
So why can’t I do this?”
A simple question that questions the trust this person has in me and thus making me possibly question myself if I’m not too careful (*inserts laugh…..ha)

You may ask yourself what am I referring to for it has to be of some utter importance to why I choose to write about something that can seem to be tense or better yet suspenseful.

Lets walk shall we (walking……………………………………)Humans like to move fast.(Walking………………….slowly………)Animals move slowlySo before I tell you why you can’t do thisLets first take it slo...

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THE MISUNDERSTOOD GIFT OF SENSITIVITY

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

A couple of months ago, I met this vibrant young woman, Julia. She contacted me to have coffee and pick my brain about being a helper person here in Baltimore. We hit it off right away – I was so

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RESOLVE TO BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

Resolutions don’t work because they’re usually based on some external, nebulous, often unattainable goal. “I will lose 15 pounds.” “I will eat only salad.” “I will paint every day.” We usually start off well, but when one day goes by

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THE EMPATH’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEELINGS

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

When you’re an empath, feelings, even other people’s feelings, can be so powerful they become overwhelming. Empaths are notorious for feeling ALL THE THINGS. Which is both a blessing and a curse. For some, emotions can get so overwhelming that they

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YOU’LL NEVER BE READY

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

“I’m not ready.” I hear this often when people talk about why they haven’t started to pursue their passions. “I haven’t learned enough. I need more supplies. I need more time. I haven’t practiced enough.” My response: “How will you know

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5 WAYS TO STOP CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

I talk to myself. All the time. If you see me walking down the street alone, you’ll probably see me talking to myself. It’s how I plan and process ideas. If it stays in my head and doesn’t come out

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WANNA GET PAID? SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

For some reason in our culture, and others, it’s been decided that artists somehow only work for fun and that creative work is worthless unless it’s high-brow or for corporate gain. Isn’t it strange how artists are told their work

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SOLO ARTISTS AREN’T SO SOLO

By BLOG – Lauren Aycock Anderson

We Americans idealize independence. Even the most socialistic, progressive people I know can get down on themselves when they can’t hack it and get things done all alone. It’s a weird thing we’ve all convinced ourselves of. We know deep

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