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Barton's Manifesto

1. LEFT-BRAIN Practical + RIGHT-BRAIN Creative = Use Your WHOLE BRAIN

Career + Creativity = LIFE BALANCE - Always DO BOTH

2. Creativity Is The FUEL FOR ART

Art Manifests Itself IN MANY FORMS

Writing/Poetry-Music-Painting/Sculpting-Photography/Film-Etc.

3. CHASE YOUR PASSION, Whatever That Is

Nurture Your UNIQUE GIFTS - Realize Your FULL POTENTIAL

4. MAKE (Don’t Follow) RULES - Empower, Don’t Suppress

Speak With An ORIGINAL VOICE - Let Your Voice BE HEARD

Color OUTSIDE THE LINES - MISBEHAVE RESPONSIBLY

5. LAY YOURSELF BARE - Hold Nothing Back

Be Egoless - Maintain Your Sense Of Humor - Embrace Life’s Ironies

6. Be A DEEP THINKER To Produce SERIOUS ART

STAY FOCUSED - Filter Out The Noise (AND IT’S ALL NOISE)

CONNECT THE DOTS, For Yourself And Others

7. BE A DREAMER - But Dreams Are Meaningless Unless You Do Them

BE A DOER - See The Invisible To Achieve The Impossible

Leave Something Beautiful Behind - CREATE YOUR OWN LEGACY

8. CELEBRATE THE WORLD, In All Of Its Diversity, EVERY DAY

Wanderlust Is A Form Of Creativity - TRAVEL, SEEK ADVENTURE

SHARE Your Life’s Realities, Experiences, Wisdom - WITH YOUR OWN ART FORM

9. The Artist Must Create - MAKE THE TIME TO CREATE

INSPIRATION Is Useless Without PERSPIRATION

IT’S NEVER EASY - Work At It - JUST DO IT

10. LEARN TO CREATE - Develop Your Own ‘HOW TO’ PROCESS

Use Your Process To Produce VALUABLE WORK PRODUCT

11. As A WRITER - PAINT WITH WORDS

As A POET - Use STRUCTURE, LIFE LESSONS, SYMMETRY/FLOW, RHYTHM, RHYME

As An Artist In Any Form - CULTIVATE YOUR SPECIAL SKILLS

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