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Archives for May 2017

Creativity Rituals

Before I sit down to my creative work, I have unintentional creativity rituals of preparation. “Just start” is, it seems, not an option. My rituals vary according to my environment, my mood, my mental clutter and my misgivings about what I am about to do. I will smooth the wrinkled bedspread, close the closet door, freshen […]

Get Used to That Beautiful Vulnerability

Long before Brené Brown asked us to dare greatly and spoke on the power of beautiful vulnerability, I learned some valuable wisdom on the subject from another one of my guiding lights, David Whyte. My sister and I went to hear my poet crush, David Whyte, speak at the Washington, DC National Cathedral.  it was April […]

3 Stretches That Will Improve Your Art

Did you know that a tight body can adversely affect and be reflected in your work? Brush strokes appear hesitant and controlled. Stitching looks tight and tense. Your writing may be stilted and lacking flow. Maybe your body is so tight there is no flow at all. May I recommend 3 stretches that will improve […]