By Melinda Eliza

New York City Skyline from Bridge

Creativity Tip: The Power of “What if…”

Every life contains pivot points. These arrive in different ways, some that involve choice and others that do not. I’m interested in the moments when we stand at the crossroads and wonder “what if…” William and Mary or Ohio State? Suitor A or suitor B? Tell the lie or tell the truth? Move back to Ohio …

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Protect Yo HeART

Traveler’s Vision: The Link Between Travel & Creativity

My Muse LOVES to travel, so it’s fortunate I was born with a traveler’s heart. After being grounded for five long years due to a clotting disorder, I was recently cleared for long-distance air travel. Hurrah! Last month I went on a work trip to Miami, Florida. I got up early and I stayed up late to …

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Special Commission Prayer Paintings!

Prayer Painting Commissions Now Available!  Hand-crafted in partnership with you, for you and your loved ones – energized with 20+ layers of prayers and love – this limited run of special-commission prayer paintings is now available. ***Cyber Monday Deal*** All Postcards From the Muse subscribers who place an order on Monday 11/28 receive free US shipping! Click …

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Goddess Hathor - Luxor, Egypt

The Big Whys Behind My Goddess and Angel Paintings – Or Why I Make Feminist Art

October has been a month of radically authentic conversations about art. These conversations feel like gifts from the heavens. The theme was why: Why? Why do you create art? What’s your inspiration? What was the origin of this idea? What are you trying to say? What were you working through with this one? How does …

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The Creative Rituals of a New Project: Prayers and Underpainting

Creativity Tip: Create your own ritual to mark the start of a new creative project. It’s a simple way to celebrate your creative practice. Most of my rituals involve prayer; yours should include whatever helps you find your voice and celebrate the beginning of something fresh and new. Is it the singing of a specific song? The …

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