Risk Creativity
Dorah Blume is an author of historical fiction novels. Her latest, Botticelli's Muse, is a provocative story about Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, the conflicts of Medici Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings.
Dorah Blume, Deborah Bluestein, Botticelli's Muse, Sandro Botticelli, italian renaissance, italian artists, medici florence, historical fiction novel
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Risk Creativity

Risk Creativity

I come from a line of gamblers. My father would leave for a pack of cigarettes and not return for days as he disappeared into marathon poker games. My ex bet on the weather: whether or not it would snow, what football team would win, or what horses could win him the Trifecta.

I now realize that the gambling blood flowed in me with as much force—only expressed itself with a different kind of risk-taking. I saw 9 to 5 jobs as life-threatening. So I crafted a life as an entrepreneur, structuring the 168 hours in a week with multiple income streams to support my creative endeavors and pay the bills simultaneously.

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