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To live an artful life is to immerse yourself in something other than the mundane and enjoy life to its fullest through a world of visionary exploration.

Thomas Neel
Live An Artful Life®

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CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT!

Thomas “Tom” Neel has been a successful fine artist and writer for over 30 years. Primarily known for his commissioned and private collection paintings of Virginia's Piedmont, his inspirational book “Live An Artful Life” shares his depth of experience with creativity in a motivational way.

As a writer, Tom has also authored two limited release books, and a popular, decade long newspaper column titled “The Artist's Perspective." He writes a weekly blog found here, and articles for his company Live An Artful Life®. Tom is also an active contributing writer and photographer for the Porsche Club of America. With nearly 80,000 members, it is the largest single-marque car club in the world.

As a public speaker and creative consultant, Tom has an informative range of topics and a broad-based background ranging from vision assistance, management, entrepreneurism, and of course, he’s loaded with ideas!


Blog

In Search Of Autumn

In Search Of Autumn

This week Linda and I went in search of Autumn. New to the convenience of reaching North Carolina’s High Country, and elevations higher than the Old Dominion, we headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway to lap up the sights between mile-post 335 and 382, at the Folk Art Center on the outskirts of Asheville.

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Being Carefree

Being Carefree

In Chapter 8 “Overcoming Obstacles” from my book Live An Artful Life, I say, Children are carefree. If you look at the basic definition of the word carefree, it pretty much says it all; free from anxiety and responsibility. I then go on to say that I like to think of being carefree as not being controlled by anxiety and responsibility.

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Your Imagination is the Key to Unlocking Yourself Mentally

Your Imagination is the Key to Unlocking Yourself Mentally

I go on to say, And being creative will never let you see four blank walls for long. This is straight from my book, Live An Artful Life, Chapter 14 - Ageless Artistry. It is estimated that 10,000 people per day retire.

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Remember To Say Thank You

Remember To Say Thank You

You deserve the life,
An artful life can bring.
Filled to the brim with gratitude,
And surrounded by creative things!
         This poem is an excerpt from the book
       "Live An Artful Life - The Art of Living Artfully"

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You May be An Artist - Even If You Don’t Think You Live Up To The Title

You May be An Artist - Even If You Don’t Think You Live Up To The Title

Linda and I recently met with a plant nursery owner about purchasing and further landscaping our property. I consider landscaping and levels of gardening or garden design, as a form of artistry, because it does take a developed skill, originality, use of color, texture, placement, and light. But there’s a spin to this story I’ll share in a moment.

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Reflection and Surfaces

Reflection and Surfaces

I was sitting at our kitchen island finishing dinner and found myself gazing at two tomatoes sitting on the black granite kitchen counter. Their mirror-like reflection was offering up two pairs! Not pears! Pairs! With every Live An Artful Life principle, it’s not just seeing, but the depth of seeing that really counts.

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New Studio, New Creativity Launching Pad

New Studio, New Creativity Launching Pad

As some of you know, Linda and I have purchased a home in North Carolina. It’s just trying something different that was the root cause of it all. In doing so, this home, with its large bonus room over the garage, offered a new studio space that is quite different from our home in Virginia.

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Live An Artful Life Review

Live An Artful Life Review

Writing a book is one of the hardest and easiest things I’ve ever done. Easy only because of my love of writing and no shortage of experiences to share. But hardest because it’s no sprint, it’s a marathon.

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