Perfectionism – Set Your Art Free!


“To create is to move into the unknown – move into the mystery of yourself, to have feeling, to awaken buried perceptions, to be alive and free without worrying about the result. But the mind is conditioned to think it wants a nice painting, a nice tree, beautiful scenery. No! Maybe you want monsters. Maybe you want chaos, maybe you want a mess. Maybe it will feel really good to paint an ugly painting. Maybe that would open your being much more than a masterpiece…”

Michelle Cassou & Stewart Cubley
~Life, Paint and Passion~


Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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  1. May 11, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    Nice Quote! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. May 11, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    Goes along with the saying, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. There are days I enjoy writing from the villain's pov and days I can't. I wonder if it coincides with the weather. Hmmm…

  3. May 11, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Thanks Jennifer I loved this quote when I read it in 'Vein of Gold' by Julia Cameron xxx

    Kathi hehe! yes I often feel like a nut but I am embracing my chewy centre lol! thanks for popping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

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