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Closing the Creativity Gap Registration Opens

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Dare to Be Wrong

You know there’s no right or wrong in art, don’t you? Then why do we always feel we are doing it wrong? Dare to be wrong! When did different doing become wrong thinking? I had a typical childhood. Laughed at on the playground and in the the classroom when I did or said something wrong. One […]

52 PickUp – A Year of Creative Accountability

  Make 2017 YOUR year to Get motivated Stay on track Stay inspired Stay focused Stay accountable to your dreams  Join Lesley Riley for a year of accountability, inspiration & motivation delivered weekly to your inbox. Due to popular demand, 52 PickUp is back again A year of creative support beginning Thursday, January 5th, 2017, […]

Confidence & the Creativity Gap

The Creativity Gap is any point in the creative process where you fall off the wagon – the spots between dream and do where you get derailed. Since Graham Wallas’ 1926 model of the creative process, the first of its kind, the focus of creativity has been on the process, not the person.  In this series, The 5 […]

The Story Behind My Next Book

At the end of last year, I set aside my fabric, paints, paper and media for mixing, to make room for the art of the word. I am writing a book, the book, the one that has been simmering inside my heart for decades, patiently waiting for my wits to grow sharper. Now I am […]

How to pursue your dreams

I’ve got something important to share with you as a result of our recent family slumber party. What better way to celebrate what would have been my Dad’s 94th birthdaythan to have a slumber party with my six kids. The party was Sara’s idea, but the sleep-over part was Brian’s. (I am sure it’s because he […]

Free Art Experience Plus a Giveaway

 I’ve got two great things to share with you today: #1 Sign up for the FREE online summit: The Painted Guru…Discover How Art Can Heal the Heart, Inspire the Soul and Soothe the Mind I’m one of the 21 speakers and will be sharing some valuable insight and awareness. In addition to me,  You’ll hear stories that […]

Mother Teresa Was Self Centered

Mother Teresa was self centered. Before you fire off any objections, please read on. Mother Teresa was not was egotistical or selfish. (Did you notice there was a hyphen missing between self and centered?)  I am referring to the fact that Mother Teresa had a complete and full knowledge of her self – her soul, […]

This One Thing Turned Her Life Around

  We all have stories. The lovely, magical even, thing about life is that we get to control how our stories goes. And even better, we get to be the hero of our own stories. Or we can be the victim, the damsel in distress, the unlucky sidekick or the one standing on the sidelines. How […]

A Life-Changing Opportunity in Amsterdam

NOTE: Even if a trip like this is out of the question, I hope you will read through this because there may be some aha insight for you that can make a difference. I’ve learned that you never know how, when or where inspiration will come.  , I’m Lesley Riley and I’m teaching a Red Thread […]