Three Ways to Squash Creativity

by Lynn S. Schwebach Artists go through the same ups and downs as anyone in any job. And believe it or not, nurturing and feeding one’s own creativity parallels how managers nurture—or squash their employees’ creative ideas. In fact, artists do not own any secret processes that feed creative output. In addition, the same “downers” …

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Calling

by Lynn S. Schwebach Some people never leave us—they inspire us even after they have left our reality. My grandfather passed away when I was 9 years old, yet every time I enter my art studio, he enters with me. I knew my grandfather Ferdinand, or Frenchy as many called him, during the last stretch …

Infringement Case of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke Offers Inspirational Insights

by Lynn S. Schwebach The recent “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case offers insights into the never-ending debate on how to separate artistic inspiration from stealing. A Los Angeles federal court ruled in March 2015 that the song “Blurred Lines” copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” The suit ordered Pharrell Williams and …