Do You Still Have The Explorers Heart?

This week I realised my lovely ego was attempting to get me to run, leap and jump into the future me. It wanted me to be beyond where I was in that moment, to fly with creativity before I have my wings, and I listened for a little while. I asked myself do I want to be a ‘professional’ artist, right now? Sell my work.   OH YES! my ego…

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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 inspiration and creativity. Over a week ago I decided to make my breaks between posting blogs longer, and during that…

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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 kind of person we want to be? I wonder. The wounded headmistress from my past who said I embarrassed 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! I have come to this period of my journey. It’s understandable that many retired men and women can often go…

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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 never done anything like it before.  Maybe you simply don’t know where to begin. While I love that Julia Cameron…

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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 rise again. I looked at another’s art and felt like I was “too late in the game”, “Its pointless to…

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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! Maybe you want monsters. Maybe you want chaos, maybe you want a mess. Maybe it will feel really good to…

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