You know what can be really hard? Making art. Or music. Or poems, clothes, plays, videos, collages, Tumblrs, jokes, photos, stories, interpretive dances—basically, making anything that didn’t exist before you made it. If that idea freaks you out, you’re not alone! But we have some good news. Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of the Blow are here to coach you through the creative process. They’ve made a ton of art and music, including a record that came out about a month ago. So if you’ve ever stared at a blank page/canvas/screen/stage and felt paralyzed with fear, or wanted to throw something you made across the room, this video is for you.
HEY, ROOKIES! Next month’s theme is LOST AND FOUND. We’re looking for writing, illustration, photography, video, collage, etc., on things we have lost and times we’ve been found; on being independent vs. asking for help; on solitude, pros and cons; shyness and the conquering of same; misanthropy and empathy and love and how they can coexist. On everything that makes us feel less alone in this world. Here is where to send your stuff. Thank you! ♥♥♥
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