Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

General, Inspiration, Main Blog, On Writing
Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be You want to express more of yourself as a creative artist, but how? Not knowing the answer may actually be the best thing for you. It invites the question, the exploration, the wonder. If you are a creative artist perhaps you’ve been trying to figure this out for yourself and find that you wind up back where you are. Give it up! The problem isn’t that you haven’t come up with an answer. The problem is that you actually think that YOU have to be the one to come up with the answer. Asking for What You Want Let’s try this instead. Ask this question and don’t try to figure out the answer. How can I express…
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Creating and the Sacral Chakra

Creating and the Sacral Chakra

General, Inspiration, Main Blog, On Writing
Creating and the Sacral Chakra (from manuscript I am currently working on) As you might imagine, there is the potential for many seeds to be planted in this area and this area is fertile ground for manifesting our creativity and inspiration. It is a place where our ideas and beliefs can take hold and grow. This is true whether those ideas, beliefs, and inspirations are helpful or not. Nothing can grow unless a seed is first placed in the soil and it begins to take root. Your seeds take root when they are given energy and nourishment. We naturally have a desire to create and see our ideas become reality. What grows must first be planted, and what might be fertile ground for one thing may not be fertile ground…
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Three Tips for Getting the Heart Flow Going – For Creative Artists

Three Tips for Getting the Heart Flow Going – For Creative Artists

General, Inspiration, On Writing, Uncategorized
Staring at a blank screen or canvas or even a mirror that reflects you standing there is common to all of us creative artists. The key to overcoming the 'blanks' (just made that up) is not to think it through but feel and do. Here are five easy things you can do right now to get that flow from your heart going. Tip One - Get Moving When I'm in a creative slump it helps to get my body physically moving. I will exercise either by hitting the gym or if it's nice outside, taking a walk along the nature trail. I take my phone along because quite often when I'm at the gym or on the trail, inspiration strikes and I need to be able to capture it! I…
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Changes – Doing Me

Inspiration, Main Blog
Have you ever tried to pull back who you are to appeal to more people? To satisfy others expectations of what and who you are supposed to be? I have. In fact I've been doing it right here. This is the thing. I'm a complex individual with complex experiences, perspectives, ideas, beliefs, and dreams. Maybe you are too. Maybe you understand that things aren't always black and white, up or down, yes or no. But that grays, midpoints, and maybes dance right along all those polarities and extremes. So do I. What's that mean? It just means I'm moving it all in, if you like it great, if you don't, so be it. I can't worry about the masses, when those who are meant to connect with me and find…
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Too Pretty?

General, Inspiration
I share this as a reminder about how things can be for a woman trying to work. For me, it started at 15. And I will go back and say I have a working spirit. If I could work, I did. I did odd jobs, sold candy, delivered newspapers, and other things until I was 15 and old enough for a work permit. And yes, I wanted to work. I went to a nearby family restaurant in Waterworks Mall in Pittsburgh to ask about a job as a hostess. I came in and spoke to the manager and was told that I would be great but he couldn't hire me because I was too pretty and would distract the guys working on the kitchen. At 15 I didn't even have…
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Personal Love

General, Inspiration
Over the past couple of months I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of love. I’ve thought about love as it relates to my husband, my children, my mother and brothers, my neighbors, my neighborhood, my city, my country, and the world I live in. I’ve thought about love as it relates to God and how God relates to me. I thought about it in these ways because love is personal. It is something you feel, give, and receive on a personal level. Talking about love only becomes real through the experience of it. I never knew what it was like to love someone completely without any conditions or expectations until I gave birth to my daughter. My heart expanded and my concept of love with it. I…
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Start Within

General, Inspiration
There are a million reasons we may feel upset and worried about the future. Whether you see the world and the problems that persist in one form or another since the understanding of time by humans or you recognize the escalation of those same issues in our time, it can feel very real. What can I, as one single person in a world of billions do to change anything? I have my idea and vision and I'm allowing it to start with me and go out with my writing and expression through and with Creative Core. And I feel excited about my choice and path because I am more encouraged now than I have ever been to believe we are on the precipice of a future that will recognize and…
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