Posted by: Liz Massey | June 14, 2011

Traveling the artist’s road: Patrick Ross on the art-committed life

Earlier this year, I had a delightful podcast conversation with Patrick Ross, a writer who is the author of The Artist’s Road, a blog that discusses what it means to live “the art-committed life.” I find myself frequently nodding in agreement when I read his posts, since they so often resonate with me, and I have re-posted more than one link that Patrick has found and shared with his readers.

Last summer, Patrick kicked-off his blog with what I would term a worthy project, in the form of a cross-country road trip in which he visited 35 states to interview artists about why creativity was so important to their life and what it takes to live as an artist. In the process, he grew and evolved as a writer himself, and came home a changed man.

Enjoy the lessons Patrick has to share and get some good directions for traveling your own artist’s road!


  1. […] a delight! Liz Massey of Creative Liberty has interviewed me in a podcast, where she asks me about my return to an art-committed life, inspired by my cross-country U.S. road […]

  2. What a great interview Patrick and Liz! I especially enjoyed the message at the end about setting your goals high and diving in to realize your dreams. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~Joseph Chilton Pierce

    Thanks so much for sharing your personal journey and inspiring others!

  3. Hi Jessica, so glad you liked the interview! And kudos for listening to me drone on for the full 20 minutes! 🙂

    Liz, thanks for this great opportunity, I really enjoyed it.

  4. I also listened to the interview for the full 20 minutes. Patrick, you are highly engaging. There was a lot of positive aspects in regards to pursuing the creative path. Thanks so much sharing your insights.

  5. Sounds good.

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