Creative Journey Outcome: Success!

It’s been over 6 weeks since my 40-day Creative Journey ended. Although I’ve seen changes, I wasn’t convinced much big had happened, until this morning, when I woke up excited to start my day. This is a big deal to me, actually a huge deal, after years of low mood issues. I’m still following aContinue reading “Creative Journey Outcome: Success!”

Finding My Voice

I can’t remember exactly when I lost my voice, probably in my early childhood, perhaps age 5 or so. And, yes, I mean metaphorically. I have an early memory of being outdoors – at some sort of summer party – and my mother scolding me for something I said. “You shouldn’t say things like that.”Continue reading “Finding My Voice”

Restoring Energy

Have been resting a lot over the last couple of days and plan to continue. Seeking energy restoration, which perhaps means finding internal reserves, or “natural resources” if you will. I thought it’d be nice, though, to do a recap of my Creativity Journey drawings so far. Day 16 – so a nice number forContinue reading “Restoring Energy”

The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection

I’ve been wanting to be more spontaneous in my drawing-to-digital art conversion since the beginning, and, as of yesterday, I think I may have gotten a lot closer. I decided to experiment with adding color to one of my recent drawings. After some initial clean up, first using techniques explained by Art Rocket, and thenContinue reading “The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection”

When You Find a Way Above the “Noise,” What Do You See?

In life, it can be easy to get caught up in the “noise.” Instead of trying to define the term, here are some recent examples from my own life: Going on Facebook and getting emotional over any negative and/or pushy posts. (Or even posting such things myself!) Getting overly concerned about the “likes” count onContinue reading “When You Find a Way Above the “Noise,” What Do You See?”

The World is a Magical Place

Last evening, I went for a walk. The end point was a beautiful lake, about 2/3 of a mile from my home. The little islands in the lake reminded me of something similar I saw while on vacation in Duparquet, Quebec, CA as a kid. That time, the island was enveloped in fog and somethingContinue reading “The World is a Magical Place”

Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)

I sometimes listen to Abraham-Hicks. There, I’ve gone and said it. For those of you who don’t already know, Abraham is considered to be a group of spiritual beings as channeled through Esther Hicks. And yeah, that’s pretty far into the “woowoo.” One of the main themes in their teachings is the importance of learningContinue reading “Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)”

I Believe in Law of Attraction (Maybe)

Years ago, I took a painting class at School of Visual arts, taught by the fabulous Nancy Chunn. Since it was an advanced class, the format was for each student to “do ones own thing” and then at the end, talk about our creations. At first, I was painting in oils and getting meh resultsContinue reading “I Believe in Law of Attraction (Maybe)”