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Judy_Garland_quote

As found here. Happy Friday.

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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ March 23, 2015

Degas quote

A regular creative practice — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning. Key to living, not postponing. (Let’s all agree to give up on “someday.”)

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task, which can make a daunting project feel more accessible.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for last week, if you posted to last week’s Monday Post. We use a broad brush in defining creativity, so don’t be shy. We also often include well-being practices that support creativity, such as exercise and journaling.

Putting your intentions on “paper” helps you get clear on what you want to do — and sharing those intentions with this community leverages the motivation of an accountability group. Join us!

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If you’re an artist or writer with little ones, The Creative Mother’s Guide: Six Creative Practices for the Early Years is the essential survival guide written just for you. Concrete strategies for becoming more creative without adding stress and guilt. Filled with the wisdom of 13 insightful creative mothers; written by a certified creativity coach and mother of five. “Highly recommended.” ~Eric Maisel. 35 pages/$11.98. Available for download here.

Meme of the Week

Maxwell_quote

As found here. Happy Friday.

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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ March 16, 2015

Maya Angelou quote

A regular creative practice — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning. Key to living, not postponing. (Let’s all agree to give up on “someday.”)

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task, which can make a daunting project feel more accessible.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for last week, if you posted to the last Monday Post. We use a broad brush in defining creativity, so don’t be shy. We also often include well-being practices that support creativity, such as exercise and journaling.

Putting your intentions on “paper” helps you get clear on what you want to do — and sharing those intentions with this community leverages the motivation of an accountability group. Join us!

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If you’re an artist or writer with little ones, The Creative Mother’s Guide: Six Creative Practices for the Early Years is the essential survival guide written just for you. Concrete strategies for becoming more creative without adding stress and guilt. Filled with the wisdom of 13 insightful creative mothers; written by a certified creativity coach and mother of five. “Highly recommended.” ~Eric Maisel. 35 pages/$11.98. Available for download here.

Meme of the Week

EB_White_meme

As found here. Happy Friday.

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Meme of the Week

Oprah_Winfrey_meme

As found here. Happy Friday.

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questioning this thing too frequently named as authenticity

Miranda:

I have a major girl crush on Jennifer New. Here’s one reason why.

Originally posted on Jennifer New:

imagesThe most authentic thing you can do is keep showing up.

The most authentic thing you can do is remember waking up in your bedroom when you were ten, listening to the a bike whiz by on the street, hearing your father walk down the hallway.

The most authentic thing you can do is to rest a hand on your husband’s arm. Just that.

The most authentic thing you can do is eat peanut butter from the spoon while standing in your underwear in the kitchen, the dog on the sofa watching you out of a half-opened eye.

The most authentic thing you can do is to wave at your neighbor as she pulls her garbage can from the curb.

The most authentic thing you can do is draw your bath steaming hot, sink into the salty water, fill your lungs with breath, and then sight it out.

The most authentic thing you can is wipe…

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