My Own Backyard – A Day In My Life – My Little Slice Of Heaven

Copyright: KellyMartin2011 – Poppy In Field – Gloucester I live in a beautiful part of the UK in an area called Gloucestershire. My home is in the city of Gloucester and I love walking the urban lanes and city streets to get to my little slice of heaven. On an ordinary day…

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What Value Does Writing From Joy Bring? How Do We Bring Creativity From A Wholesome Place?

  Ordinarily I am inspired, to write, take photographs, create. Sometimes I feel I am like the telephone waiting to ring, watching the receiver impatienty: “Ring damn it!”. The telephone never rings when I will it to. It only rings when I am focused on other things, distracted, much like…

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Creativity & The Law Of Attraction

   “Art is a matter of commitment. Commitment is of interest to the Great Creator. When we display the faith necessary to make our art, the Great Creator displays an interest and an active hand in supporting what it is we are doing. We receive supply in all forms.” Julia…

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Coming Back From The Spiritual Void & Taking Charge Of Life

Chinese Proverb You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Since implementing structure into my days I am noticing a vibrant energy flowing through me.  Structure is bringing me a sense of taking charge of…

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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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