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Plan a New Creative Year: On Inspiration – Past, Present, & Future

2018 WISH RITUAL Tonight I wrote and burned a 2018 wish for you: May 2018 bring inspired joy and fruitful art-making in abundance. Your art might be cooking or quilting, painting or knitting, piano or creative writing – whatever it might be, I hope you have more time for creating and more joy in the act …

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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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On Inspiration: Art Museums and Agape Love

Three days. Three cities. Three art museums. Three special exhibits. 300,000 shiny ideas. When I travel, I love to visit art museums. And when I say love, I mean equal parts deep, intellectual excitement and exuberant, jump-up-and-down-and-clap-your-hands love.  Art and community service restore me…if that’s not inspiration, I don’t know what is. Art museums inform …

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