Quotes about the Muse (Artist and Muse)

Photo Credit Forster, J. (2007). Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration. Harpenden, Herts: Oldcastle Books. Inspiration can motivate people to carry out feats of¬†imaginative brilliance, to invent entirely new ways of perceiving the world and to create breathtaking works of art, literature or music. And, in the realm of inspiration, one thing is certain ‚Äď…

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1st residential for Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life

I have just completed my first 4 day residential of course work for my MA at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. The intensive class time was an exciting and informative experience. I brought my iPad and took lots of fun graphic notes on the paper app. Synchronistically one of my fellow classmates gave an excellent presentation…

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Active Imagination Technique and how it helps the creative process.

‚ÄúIn his creative work the artist is dependent on sources and resources deriving from the spiritual unconscious.‚ÄĚ ¬†‚Äē¬†Viktor E. Frankl,¬†Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning Active imagination was devised as a therapeutic practice, by Carl Jung, to help patients that were depressed or had a lot of bad feelings.¬†In the practice the goal is to grow¬†relationships…

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Creating a SOUL vision board and LIFE statement combining Spirituality and Science

I’m nearing the completion of ¬†4 months of quantum counseling in spirituality and science. The final steps are to create a finished SOUL vision board and a life vision statement. The workshop I’ve been taking is designed for people who are ready to make a quantum leap in their lives. I’m typically impulsive and more…

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My First Elected Position – WAV Artist’s Council for Marketing

I little¬†over a year ago I moved to the WAV. In that time I have attended community meetings and volunteered to help with community events, such as ArtWalk 2013. This year, 2014, the community decided to create an Artists Council. The residents have approved the creation of a pilot ‚ÄúWAV Artists Council‚ÄĚ to be in…

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The Twin’s Dog in Flowers – 5 hours of painting in 6 seconds

Alma’s girls asked for a painting of my digital drawing. She sent the painting materials to my studio and included a photo of her living room as a color reference. I like to include documentation of the painting process. Mostly I think it’s just fun to watch – but also it’s helpful as a reference…

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@Patreon funding artists and content creators

Recently my grandfather suggested I check out the website, patreon.com, that allows artists and content creators to get support for their creative endeavors. It’s similar to kickstarter and other crowd sourcing platforms – only it’s a little different. It’s ongoing based on the pledge per new published content. Check out this cute video that explains…

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Face painting at a children’s book signing

Recently I had the honor of doing face painting at a children’s book signing for, “A Pig for Friendship“. It’s a sweet story and for ever 10 books that sold 1 was donated to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. This children’s book is written by Mukta Cholette & illustrated by Sommer Roman. The story is…

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Thankful for birds – The birds of Foreverbird Studio

Birds mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s even somewhat of a cliche (check out this funny skit:¬†Lisa and Bryce put birds on things, from Portlandia episode 2.) But the symbolic meanings behind the bird go WAY back to biblical times and beyond. The dream of flying captures my imagination. ‚ÄúFaith…

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Lucidity inspires a Penny University connection…

Lucidity Festival 2012 – My first 3 day vending experience – in the back-country of Santa Barbara. I really enjoyed getting involved behind the scenes (as a vendor and marketing collaborator). The full experience bounced around all ends of my emotional spectrum. These festivals are so full of creative expression and amazing displays that it’s…

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