Thursday, February 19, 2009

80% of success is just showing up.
Woody Allen
I watched this video on my friend Martha Marshall's blog and had to share it with you. I guarantee it will uncramp your creativity. 19 minutes long, so pick a time when you can quietly pay attention.


  1. Anonymous7:51 AM


    Thank you for sharing with us this brilliant talk!

    Regina Dwarkasing

    p.s. Ole!

  2. Can't wait to watch! The TED talks are great.


  3. Inspiring, thanks for sharing this. It puts the creative process, which is often so mind boggling, in perspective.


  4. Liz and her husband lived around the corner from me in rural Hunterdon County, NJ. (That is, i]until I moved to Tucson last June). They own a sweet store in Frenchtown, NJ: They are both quite dear and down-to-earth.

  5. Wow, how wonderful and life saving. thank you for posting this, I loved it.

  6. Anonymous10:34 AM

    And now?
    I suppose I'll just wait for my Ole´ moment.

    Her talk was wonderful, really lovely.
    I've been watching TED all morning, then sometimes I forget to watch TED for weeks. Today I remembered so this is a timely post. In fact, I've just been watching Corneille Ewango talk about his work.

  7. What a great way to begin the day. Many thanks.

  8. What a great talk! I'm blown away. Thanks for sharing this Melody! Makes me want to buy and read her book:)

  9. Thanks for this YouTube video, Melody. It has reinforced what I have been feeling for the last few years. When I am receptive to ideas, they always appear.

  10. I love all of the TED videos. I have spent several evenings out there.

  11. Anonymous5:39 PM

    And for ideas on how to spend your creative energy? Check out TED's *Bill Strickland* talk. Very inspiring, very.

  12. I loved this one, too. Glad to see it being shared!

  13. Great talk! I think she has put into words what I have felt for a very long time!


  14. THere's a wonderful book called FREE PLAY about improvisation in life and art by Stephen Nachmanovitch that my husband "made me" read when I was feeling stuck as a classical vocalist. I highly recommend it to you as a reminder that we do our best when we get out of the way of the art - surrender to it - and allow beauty to seep in as it sees fit and when it sees fit. Thanks for the video.


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