Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Creative Girl Book Group: Final Thoughts

This has been an incredible journey.  Katharine Sise's Book Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career
was a fun read AND an inspiration.  She began the book by dealing with the creative and the spiritual components of the artist's life.  Then she got into the guts of the thing with the hard work and effort and energy and STAMINA needed to really have a go at creating a successful business.  And then she comes full circle with having us creative peeps remember the roots, the passion, the "why" of the thing.

Sise tackles the myth of art and madness being UNAVOIDABLY INTERTWINED.   She has us creatives come up with a "business plan of sorts" for our well being.  We are challenged to connect with our bends toward perfectionism and procrastination.  She cheerleads the idea of community and building in time to step away and get out of your head.

As you have been reading in my last few posts, I have been feeling the need to take a few steps back and breathe. It took a couple of weeks but I am feeling like ME again.  I needed to do it for myself and for my family.

-Robin Norgren


  1. Glad to hear that you are feeling like yourself again. Time away/breaks/self-care are extremely important for our quality of life. I've enjoyed reading your thoughts on this & need to go back to the first posts you did for the beginning of the book. I am excited to delve into my copy in the near future.

  2. Thanks for sharing this book Robin! It was a great pick!!