Once Again With Feeling

Our minds are amazing problem solvers.  If we start thinking about something, even vaguely, all of a sudden information start spooling out, ideas about what I could do with that, what could be, how I would do it differently, ‘hmmmm…I’d like to know more about that…’, and on and on. … Details

Day Of The Dead

The Day of the Dead is one of my most favorite holidays.  It’s a celebration acknowledging the seasonal nature of human life, how nobody is getting out of embodiment alive, so to speak.  🙂 Instead of seeing this as a tragedy, as something to mourn and be afraid of or fight against which steals what time remains and taints the quality of life, this holiday celebrates life in the face of death. … Details

Take Your Costume Off

Happy Halloween everyone!  A great many people see today’s holiday as the day when they can dress up as someone or something else.  It’s the day for costumes and makeup and creativity and fun.  It’s a time of masks. What people don’t think about is that the lives they’ve constructed for themselves is actually the costume.… Details

Be Indirect

Organization is a great thing.  It helps us be productive and to use our time wisely.  Like a well organized kitchen allows us to have everything we need at our fingertips so that we can be inspired to create masterpieces rather than spend too much time and energy just trying to find things, organization can help us to be creative by saving us time and making the time we have focused on creation rather than preparing to create. … Details

Feed Yourself

Some of us forget to do it. Others are taught that somehow all the doing for others is supposed to magically get it done.  In the end, we need to remember what we tell every small child with enough dexterity to pick up a Cheerio, feed yourself. … Details

Planting Too Deep

Being creative seems to me to be a bit like planting.  Some projects need a really specific situation with lots of preplanning and just the right combination of elements in the right order to make them flourish.  Some are set it and forget it, then need lavish care once they come into the light of day. … Details