Making Art and Magical Carrots

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” ~ Joss Whedon   I’m finishing up the last little bits of my secret project just now. It’s a project that has involved a lot of planning, and more writing and oracle card consulting and rumbling through my many bowls and boxes of […]

Colour Me Calm

“Give crayons. Adults are disturbingly impoverished of these magical dream sticks.” ~ Dr. SunWolf   I’ve found a wonderful new form of meditation. It’s colouring. To give myself a calming break in a busy day, I take five or ten minutes just for me. I sit quietly with my tube of pretty pencils and my fairy book […]

A Little Taste of Our Sanctuary

“Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe.” ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life   It’s our final day of the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat, and I thought I’d share just a tiny part of what we’ve been doing. We’ve come […]

Enhance Your Creativity

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ~ Osho Sometimes life loses its shine, and gets […]

Do you really need to start with a Grand Gesture?

“You just have to keep on doing what you do. It’s the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.”~ Meryl Streep Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream or a goal, a vision you hold for the future? Maybe you want to be a […]

How a Garden Can Teach You To Be More Creative

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.”  ~ Author Unknown Gardening is a seasonal thing.  There are tasks to do in every season, but Summer tasks can’t be easily undertaken in Winter and Winter tasks aren’t so suited to the Spring. What does this have to do with creativity you may ask? Why, […]

Lost your Creative Mojo?

“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.”  ~ Julia Cameron  Have you taken the pledge and signed up for my Creative Challenge Project yet? It’s not too late, and hopefully, if you stick with me, by the end of this year you’ll have something finished, a new skill or interest, or a […]

Creative Project Challenge – February Check In

“The concept of creativeness and the concept of the healthy, self-actualizing fully human person, seem  to be coming closer and closer together, and may turn out to be the same thing.” ~ Abraham Maslow At the beginning of this year I threw out an idea to you – to become part of my Creative Challenge Project […]

Join my 2013 ‘Creative Project’ Challenge!

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” ~ Ray Bradbury It’s the start of a fresh year, and all these days are stretching out in front of us, begging to be filled. And just like last […]

Dr Sketchy – Beautifully Burlesque

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dali   My brain is still in a post-virus muddle.  Clarity comes in fits and starts, and then fog washes over me and my brain disappears entirely.  Trust me, this is not conducive to writing. So, what should a writer do when they’re in […]

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