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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

Time Passing Is A Bit Like Flying

Time Passing Is A Bit Like Flying

Where did the year go? No, wait a minute, where did the decade go?

Time is each and every one of our’s most important resources. It is precious, and while we still find time to waste it, we certainly blow through plenty of it working.

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Loyalty Is Often a Matter of Good Business

Loyalty Is Often a Matter of Good Business

Last week I was contacted by a very good corporate client. To be honest, I wasn’t completely surprised, but a little part of me was. It’s the part of me that is always reinforced by what doing good business continues to bring and there’s a big lesson to share here.

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Have a Happy and Artful Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy and Artful Thanksgiving!

Have you considered that this Thanksgiving is the last of this decade? My, my, my, where does the time go? It seems it was just yesterday when we partied like it was 1999. 2000 came, the computers didn’t meltdown, a decade flew by, 2010 came and went, and here we are knocking on the door of 2020!!!!

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Thanksgiving Is Not About a Meal, It’s About Gratitude

Thanksgiving Is Not About a Meal, It’s About Gratitude

Here it comes! For many, it’s the busiest most stressful time of the year. Thanksgiving has, in many cases, been more about stuffing ourselves in preparation for Black Friday! It’s like the kickoff to Christmas which is barely still about Christ. Time to reboot friends!

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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

As the holidays sneak up on us, thoughts of family come to mind. As we first celebrate Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so very much, but particularly having a sibling, my brother Dave. There’s virtually no one who has known me longer or better than my brother.

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Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses

Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and smell the roses or even a flower from a weed. The beauty that surrounds you, offers the vitality that you need. Chapter 4 from my book - Live An Artful Life, is titled, The Beauty Creativity Brings. We are surrounded by all sorts of things. There’s just no shortage of visual stimulation, but all of it is certainly not healthy for us, or a positive influence.

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

The creation of art is often a very solitary endeavor. As artists we find ourselves making all of the decisions from conception through to completion. Sometimes this singlehanded-ness approach continues right on through with the promotion of yourself, the marketing of the art you’ve just created and even with its hopeful sale. Sure, collaboration is possible, but many go it completely alone.

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Creative Hibernation

Creative Hibernation

I’ve been an artist “painter” for 31 years now. Frankly, it’s a long time to do anything, but year by year, decade by decade, time chipped away a lengthy career. On and off, really all my life, I’ve also been a writer.

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