Blog of the Week: Patrick Ross, The Artist’s Road

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Patrick Ross’s blog is a delight. Stories of his personal journey to put creativity and art at the forefront of life inspire me to keep up my own efforts; his frequent round-ups to blog posts, links, and Tweets provide more resources than I can absorb. He’s connected me with a number of other inspiring writers and bloggers.

And he provides all this great content while pursuing his MFA and teaching and writing up a storm elsewhere! I’m not sure how he does it, but I’m glad he does.

Here’s a sample of last week’s round-up of creativity links from The Artist’s Road:

Creativity Tweets of the Week – 02/17/12

By Patrick Ross

I’ve got blogging on the brain, most likely because I’m conducting two different blogging workshops in the next few weeks leading up to the class I’m conducting in April and May. So this week’s list of links on creativity and writing I tweeted this week includes a blogging category, because I was tweeting those as well. So be it.


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Patrick Ross is a writer who has returned to an art-committed life. He brings readers insights he’s gathered on creativity and writing—including lessons from the creatives he video-interviewed on a six-week, cross-country trip across the United States. He is also an instructor with The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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  1. says

    Cheryl, thank you so much for this honor! I do have a lot of projects in the air, but it helps to have an understanding family and a wall-sized white board to keep track of deadlines and to-dos. As you know, I’m a big fan of your blog, and it’s a pleasure to be featured here!

    • says

      You’re very welcome. I love visiting your blog for a dose of creative inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    Another Artist’s Road fan here. And besides being a wonderful resource and fountain of insights on creativity, Patrick has a way of attracting really cool people to his blog. Such a thoughtful and supportive community there!

    • says

      Hi Sue–it’s cool (and amazing to me) all the connections I’m finding online. It seems as if the community of creative types is relatively small, and the blog-o-sphere is helping to bring it together.