Creative Pathmarkers

I sit here and wonder: “Do the creative monsters of our past act as path-markers defining the twists and turns that were necessary to give us the juice in the present to make us better artists?” Were the people who ‘showered on our parade’ sent to us so we could define the…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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Inner Child As Teacher, Adventurer, and Inspiration

When you’re a little girl (or boy) you don’t look beyond the moment you’re in. Unless your parents show you something new you’re quite happy playing and investigating your surroundings. When you’re a little girl you find fun and adventure in the smallest of things. A buttercup becomes a home…

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Fledgling Flight – You Have Got Your Wings

So today while looking out from our back window onto my landlord’s garden, I was watching this lovely baby blackbird.  She has been so adorable to watch lately. She is as a big, if not bigger than a full grown blackbird, yet her wings are still a bit fluffy.  She…

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Responsibility: Release Guilt – Release Blame

It is quite easy to blame ourselves when somebody else is hurting or stressed, if we view our actions as causing the person pain in some way. There comes a time when we need to release and let go of the responsibility we may have heaped on our shoulders because of…

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Forgiveness – Allowing This To Naturally Unfold

As I sat by the river today, it felt a good time to practice the Hawaiian healing technique called Ho’oponopono. From Wiki: Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand…

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Opening To Receive Money: A Journey

This morning I received this in my ‘Notes From The Universe’ Think of the one area of life that brings you the most discomfort, Kelly, and that’s where you’re ripe for growth. Never fails, The Universe And this made me realise it is time to write about the subject of…

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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!…

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