I am a bit of a self-help junkie. I wanted a book on creativity to get my juices flowing. So did a search of my library and found Make it Mighty Ugly by Kim Piper Werker. Of course the title caught my eye! The book starts with identifying our "heroes". Or strengths. Things ranging from … Continue reading Mighty Ugly – not me the book !
It is hard to carve out a creative space - be it a desk for writing or painting, storage area for craft supplies or photography equipment. Sometimes we only have 15-20 minutes and if we have to set-up and take down we are not going to bother. It is hard as 15 minutes might be … Continue reading Creative spaces – you need one!
A few weeks ago I started The Artist's Way. Fast recap of book "12 week course in discovering and recovering your creative self." I am plugging away on my morning pages (I find I am better on work days) and doing the exercises. One exercise recently was to make a list of people you admire … Continue reading Finding traits I might want to be empowered with
I started The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron last week. The book is more of an exploration and discovery than a read. It is broken down into 12 weeks with exercises that push boundaries and have you rethinking experiences. I thought I'd share (and hope you hold me accountable) some of the exercises in the … Continue reading Starting another journey – The Artist’s Way
I can't believe the month is gone. WOW. It was a great month as I was busy, focused and feel like I accomplished stuff. My challenge to listen to different podcasts last month was part of it. In case you are just tuning in, I decided this year to challenge myself monthly to do and … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Monthly Challenge !
Reading is one of my favorite things to do. I love finding a new author and/or series and diving in. I thought I'd share the start of my reading list for 2017. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch. My friend and fellow blogger Wanda over at A Wandafulthing saw a Ted Talk with Lidia Yuknavitch, I … Continue reading The start of my reading list for 2017
Exploring our creativity, unblocking it or just being playful lead me to try the following exercise from The Artist's Block Cured. Remember connect the dot coloring books? Or am I aging myself? I randomly put dots all over a piece of paper and then, well, connected them. I did not put any thought process in … Continue reading Connect the dots!
Journaling is something I have done for years off and on. I usually do a travel journal and I record events and thoughts I want to capture, but I do not do daily entries. Though this journey of exploring I have been coming across ideas that I want to share. The latest is mining for … Continue reading Journaling and tapping into content
Last October I wrote my first post. I can hardly believe a year has come and gone. What started as an accident has turned into something I enjoy and gotten me involved in a super supportive creative community. Fast recap, I didn't intend to start a blog it just happened when I thought I was … Continue reading Happy 1st Year Anniversary to me!
Lately I've been trying to get my creative juices following so crafting, reading and internet searching. I came across an idea that appealed to me both as a blogger and a writer. What if we came across a letter from our great grandmother, grandfather or anyone. Wouldn't you be interested in what their typical day was … Continue reading 100 Years from now you could be someone inspiration