When Your Art-Committed Life is at Low Tide

The Artist's Road

Boise, Idaho, home of Rochelle Smith, one of the artists whose wisdom is shared in my post on Melissa Cronin's blog. Boise, Idaho, home of singer/songwriter Rochelle Smith, one of the artists whose wisdom is shared in my post on Melissa Cronin’s blog.

For more than four years I’ve blogged here about the “challenges and rewards of living an art-committed life,” as the mini-bio to the right says. I launched this blog in part to keep me honest, to ensure I wouldn’t once again stray from the creative path. A question I’ve been asking myself this winter, as I struggled through a creative dark patch, is this: Can you truly say you’re living an art-committed life if you’re not spending a lot of time creating art? Or, more narrowly, can you call yourself a creative writer if you’re not writing creatively?

I explore this question in a guest post for memoirist and essayist Melissa Cronin. In it we meet again some of the artists I interviewed in my cross-country road…

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