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This Is What I Do...

My name is Darylynn Starr Rank. I am the author of the artist’s book “The Art of Becoming An Artist”.

This is what I do...

I’m a writer. I’m a therapist. And…

I am, or have been, referred to as a teacher, facilitator, instructor, professor, creativity consultant, workshop leader, guide, guru, coach, group trainer, creativity speaker, artistic coach, all for the purpose of pursuing the art of creativity, the fundamental artistic challenge, the working through of creative walls, of shutting down, of creative blocks.

As a writer, I write or have written, newspaper columns, short stories, novels (not yet published), screenplays, poetry, diaries and journals, journals, journals, research articles, a book chapter, and most recently, and perhaps most profoundly (at least at this moment in my life),  a book for creative and artistic being of all kinds about the process of getting to your creativity, “The Art of Becoming an Artist”.

In my clinical practice as a therapist, I work with a glorious and wonderful array of clients, most of whom are profoundly creative beings. Artistic beings of one sort or another. 

Artists, and dealing with their creative blocks, are my specialty.

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This Is What Some People Think Of It All…

NOTE FROM DARI: Many of these quotes are comments made by students on anonymous course evaluations.

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Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting. Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down.

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A book about...

The extraordinary journey of getting to your creativity.

“The Art of Becoming An Artist”  is a non-fiction book about the extraordinary, surprising, and joyful journey of finding your way to your own creative universe.

Every artist I have ever known or heard about, has faltered at some point in pursuit of their art. Call it what you will. Blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting in the ocean, shredding your manuscript; we have all stumbled at some point. We have all shut down. Failed to produce. Failed to create.