From New Beginnings

Inspiration

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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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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Following the Joy (or Watching for Magnolias)

Sometimes life falls apart and you’re left questioning everything about everything. Are you worthy of love? Is your art any good? Do you have any talent? Should you throw in the towel and spend your extra time volunteering? Is it all just navel-gazing bull shit? I’ve been struggling with all of these questions (and more) …

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