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Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul

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Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul

Sometimes, I laugh at the idea of creative block: A block is the last thing I’d call it, because that would imply a wall, and there are so many ways to break down, bore a hole through, and pick away at a wall.

No, I get stuck in creative quagmires – absolutely deadly artistic quick sand that grabs ahold of my soul and sucks out every last drop of creativity. It’s awful.

Sometimes, I just need someone to tell me that it’s okay,that this, too, shall pass. That even the greats – even my idols – have found themselves in a quagmire or two. And that’s exactly what the following six books do, offering really helpful exercises, tasks, and activities that help jumpstart my creativity, even in my worst moments.

 

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Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side

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Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side in the Cradle of Southern Hospitality

It’s the sound of a horse-drawn carriage – clip-clop clip-clop – trotting down a timeworn, cobblestone street. It’s the breeze that whispers past, bringing with it the scent of honeysuckle, accidentally snagged in the horse’s bridle. It’s the sun that streams through puffy clouds, drenching the scene before you in a bath of golden light.

It’s the she-crab soup, or the country-cured hams, or the flaky cornbread sitting before you, gracing a table silhouetted against antebellum views – of wrought-iron Juliette balconies and historic harbors, breezy palmetto palms and sidewalk cafés. Cafés just like the one at which you’re seated.

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Interview: Brecia Kralovic-Logan and Weaving Your Creative Life

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Certain travel destinations perfectly suit some individuals. Every place offers its own rewards and lessons through various combinations of climates and cultures. Retreat leader Brecia Kralovic-Logan is one of those rare individuals who could find beauty and comfort in any location, but after interviewing her we’re pretty sure that the desert is her happy place. 

From Native American weaving to lightning storms to the spiritual undertone that fuels all artistic creation, enjoy Arts and Cultural Travel’s second interview with this amazing woman:  Read More