Before the Creative Process

The everyday beginning

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A Cool Fifteen to Creativity

Getting started is hard.
As tempting as it is to wait for inspiration
and as wonderful as it is when our beginning is lock step with being inspired
there are more days….

where we must simply…

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Feeling Your Way to Creativity

When you look at a rose and think to paint it, might it first make sense to leave behind the mechanics of painting and instead, look within your heart about how the presence of the rose makes you feel? The emotions that you possess about what it is that you are experiencing —-this is the gold to mine to create your art.

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To become we must let go of what, where and sometimes even who we think we are.

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What’s Belief Got to Do With It?

Perhaps the biggest thing that has stood in my way is my own belief that I was less…

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Doorways to Creativity

Creativity keeps a wide berth of one who can’t be silent long enough to hear their own heart–so what’s an artist to do?

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Your Work–a Higher Good

So often we are looking for immediate results and overlooking everything else.

We have no idea, really, how our work will impact someone else either now or in the future.

What about the shelf life of our latest efforts?
What impact will it have beyond it’s “toddler” years?

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Rainy Days and Giverny

Standing dripping wet in Claude’s garden in a rainstorm, no chance of painting, feet wet, I could only feel the joy from the entire experience. I had decided to sidestep all the other details. 

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I Love Paris in the Spring

It’s almost time for me to head to Paris, to which–

I am heading out with an open heart.

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One line following upon another…without a plan!

30 days in Paris
What would you do?

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One Thing at a Time

We don’t need to figure everything out at once.
Our heart already knows the one thing that we need to be doing in this one singular sensational day.
Listening to that and taking action IS the master plan 😉