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During the Creative Process

During the creative process – your beautiful space.

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-TWO/ EDGES

Like the negative space in a still life set up define the objects within (we don’t often think about it, but without those, how would we know the shape of a tulip? Or the size of a sunflower?) my siblings have helped define me. I am the baby of the family which can mean many…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY/ ALLOWING

What are we practicing? Hmmm. There have been many books written on the how to’s of making art. Specifics on mathematically precise ways to achieve a desired result—the nuts and bolts of creating something.  I have no argument with this.  I have in fact delved, consumed and put into practice a fair number of the…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY NINETEEN/ BE THE FIRST

Be the first to love what you do. When we are willing to make what wants to be made rather than make what we want, we become open to new directions”                                                                                                  ~ Julia Cameron Be the first to love what you do. “Creativity is the mind at play with the materials that it loves.”                                                                                                                                   …

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY SEVENTEEN/ KIND AND GENTLE

You work at life so hard Take a moment, look at your reflection You show up, tired or not, feeling loved or not, to do the work you were sent to do You are one amazing light. Reflect and remember Be kind to yourself Be gentle with yourself Be kind and gentle to yourself  this…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY FIFTEEN/ NO RUSHING

Everything that is ours, that has come to us, is part of our life’s work, our reason for being–part of the mosaic that is us To treat each piece, each segment, each portion with love with awe with wonder….. is to realize the gift of life and of the present The present which is alive…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/DAY FOURTEEN/ WHAT’S IT GONNA BE??

This got a giggle out of me because it is so simple and yet so true. The only gift, the very best gift we ever have to share with anyone is ourselves. Our true selves. The more we can be and live to that higher self, the real us, the more everyone around us benefits. Years back, I had a friend who…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY THREE AND GLIMMERS!

It first comes as a shadow, a glimmer, a thought so tiny that if we are too busy, to caught up in the rush, to noisy in our thoughts, we will only catch it on our peripheral radar–and too late, when we are ready to turn our head and focus–the blip on the radar will…

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“Paris Studio Makeover Part II /A Happy Ending–New Beginning”

    Lights: As in a shabby chic chandelier! Camera: Action: Eddie Bill and  Eddie Pierre, which accounts for why the sequel has trailed so far behind the initial offering. (To Read Part I, click here) Anyways, if you remember where our story last ended, we were just getting to the good part—placing all the…

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“Morning Glow in the Village”

The light, soft sound of proper french conversation.  Neighbor delivering roses called the Queen’s rose that are breathtakingly long stemmed and so perfect as to defy being real at all.  A village so small, so stacked upon itself that I can lose myself in a walk and never be lost at all.  Steps, steps and…

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“A Day Unlike Any Other Day”

I will only be the me that I am Today. Tomorrow’s me, which will only exist when it arrives,  will be a different me.  One who has experienced another day of life divine. The wind that passes this way today, that has blown over from a nearby field of clover, will only blow this way, at…