When Free Time Is No Longer ‘Free’

Sometimes in life a lack of structure can lead to ‘depression’. While it’s beneficial to spend a period of time in quiet contemplation, allowing life to unfold in an open manner, there comes a time when structure is very necessary, not only necessary but classifed as a life saving measure! I have come to this period of my journey. It’s understandable that many retired men and women can often go… View Post

When It’s Ripe It’s Ready!

So you have an idea of something you would like to try out, creatively speaking and you feel the bubbling arise for a potential project and you sit and feel stuck. Maybe it’s an idea you have been wanting to try your hand at for some time, but you have never done anything like it before.  Maybe you simply don’t know where to begin. While I love that Julia Cameron… View Post

Just Do It! – Creativity & Releasing An Audience

“The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all.” (Julia Cameron)   Last night I made the mistake of allowing the ugly head of comparison to rise again. I looked at another’s art and felt like I was “too late in the game”, “Its pointless to write,… View Post

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… View Post

Writer’s Stage Fright

I often wonder how does a writer write for a publisher? How do they go beyond the pressure of writing for an audience and write for themselves again? To have deadlines placed on them, I cannot see how this is an environment that allows creative juices to flow. As I feel like a fledgling writer, I sometimes place the perfectionist pressure on myself also. I Am A Writer In 2007… View Post

My Experience of Gabrielle Roths Five Rhythms Dance

Last week I started five rhythms dancing and it totally blew my mind! It is a very intimate, truly vulnerable and deeply spiritual. I wanted to try five rhythms many years ago but chickened out each time and people kept inviting me and I kept resisting. My friend Sharon invited me and I went along. My first class was powerful, scary yet exciting too. Moving through the boundaries of my… View Post