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Creative Conversations – 2-17-15 – “Dehumanizing of Humanity”

“Dehumanizing of Humanity”

This Conversation starts with me talking about my 365 day Journal.  Journaling for me is a way for me to process lots of things in my world.  For some artist it’s about creating beautiful things, others it’s political expression, or women’s issues however, my art work is about raising consciousness.  My own first and then hopefully the viewer will explore their own cosmic reality and accessing their higher greater self.

In this Creative Conversation I will explore some of the topics that I think about, which informs my artwork, and my healing work as a Reiki Master and a Creativity Coach.

Love and Peace

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365 Days In The Life Of A Journal – Introduction

I want to share with you a personal challenge that I began this year to create meditative art daily in a journal for 365 days…

I’m calling it “365 days in the life of a Journal”

Please join me by creating your own journal it can be artwork, photos, writings… any way you are inspired to communicate with yourself … the most important thing are the internal dialogs because I believe that they keep us awake and aware of our world around us…

Also you can begin at any point in the year and continue forward…it’s not about the number 365 but the challenge to do something daily that adds to our personal awakening…

 

Peace and Love

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“Day 8…Forgiveness Is Fundamental”

Day 8…Journal Entry… I found myself writing my feelings…no images just words…

It was very cathartic…I realized I had a lot to release a lot to forgive myself and others…

The first words I wrote on the page were…”Forgiveness is so fundamental for healing”

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We can carry pain and blame others for what they’ve done to us or why things have turned out the way they have…

Or we can forgive them and ourselves for allowing it..

saying yes to it…

going along with things…

and just move on…

You see if we don’t take responsibility for what has happened in our lives and to us, even when others are involved…we give up our power to change things…

Because it will always be something outside ourselves that created the problem and therefore beyond our control…

But when we say yes we allowed this thing and now I don’t, I can then change the outcome and the results in my life…

In the words of Einstein “The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”

We often times do this with the decisions in our lives…we see the repeat patterns, and somehow keep playing the same song…

My journaling allowed for self examination and a renewed view of myself…

What forgiveness can you do today that may lead to a renewed spirit?

Much Love and Peace

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“Day 6…Crosses”

Crosses are another image that appears frequently in my work…

In part because of my personal spiritual beliefs…

And in part because it is such a strong graphic symbol and has appeared in cultures from the beginning of recorded time…

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As an X or drawn by two swipes of the finger in a clay or paint…

It’s universal…

What’s your universal symbol? We all have something that speaks to us and directs us at an emotional level…beyond words, beyond thinking….

If you don’t know right off spend a little time discovering, just walk around your environment you’ll soon find clues because it will generally be repeated…in paintings, or literature…or form.

It could be a circle or a spiral or a square…a bird, a flower or an element like water, fire, earth or air…

Enjoy the weekend discovering!


Much Love and Peace

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“Day 4 – heart takes flight”

Today’s Journal entry was assembled from some of my favorite images….

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Hearts, feathers and old script….these images find there way repeatedly into my work although the hearts look more organic….

generally I don’t do the classic heart shape but more of a biological constructed image

It was free form collaging that allowed me to take flight and free myself from preconceived ideas…moving forward into uncertainty…

Let your heart take flight….


video produced by my 12yr old Zion….

Much Love and Peace

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“Loving”

This is how creating art makes me feel…

and you?

Keep exploring and creating!

 

Much Peace and Love

 

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“Hanging Ten”

I came across this quote this evening…And where I’m sure it’s referencing relationships and love…It had me thinking that reaching our dreams and goals is a lot like this as well!

 

I tell you sometimes we put so much effort in for so long…get tired…fed up…disillusioned and we find ourselves thinking should I cut my losses…time…money…embarrassments (from family and friends who too quickly say I told you so)…and move on…mainstream again…fit in again…jump on the conveyor belt of mediocrity…

But like love if you really have to think about…  “should I stay continue to work it out, hang in there?”… often times it is something there we feel worth saving…

Likewise so are our dreams…goals…and inspirations…so hang in there give it another go….because often times we feel the most discouraged and beat up just about the time we’re close to pulling off a win!


So take your hat off and hang it back on the coat rack of your dreams and hopes, projects and goals…settle in and let’s make it happen!!


As always…My Best…Peace and Love

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“One Step To Discovering Your Genius”

I love this quote by Einstein because it is so true….

By now you guys know that I believe everyone is creative…

it will manifests in different areas of expression, differently… yet we all have the ability to be creative and we can increase our capabilities with practice and focus..

So is true that we all have genius in us as well… it too is displayed differently in each of us…generally the problem that holds most of us back, are the hand stamped labels that creativity and genius holds…generally creativity is the godchild of the Arts…Music, Painting and Literature… so for those folks who are not naturally talented in those areas it is said and they will repeat it themselves, that they are not creative.

Conversely it is thought that genius generally lies in the fields of Mathematics and Science, and should you not be strong in those areas it is believed that you don’t posses genius…

We must free our thinking from the systems of acceptable beliefs that keeps us locked up, uninspired and unable to reach our goals or pursue our dreams because we’ve bought into these norms that are false and don’t serve us.

Take some time today and assess your genius, where does it lay, a good place to look is in the areas that bring you pleasure…hobbies, sports, cooking, games… and then think about how this may interface with your dreams of changing careers, starting a business, spawning philanthropic causes or whatever you can’t wait to jump into…

then move boldly towards these dreams…these goals… knowing just what your strengths are…just where your genius lies…

Love, Peace and Inspiration

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