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Solutions for some of the creative challenges artists and makers face

The Motivation Myth and What You Really Need

Motivation is in you

I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation lately. Motivation is in short supply at my house right now. The idea of packing and moving is downright overwhelming. Especially when summer breezes want me to come outside to play. But I’m also keenly aware that when the moving truck pulls up, I’ll be out of time. If […]

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Resistance is Futile

Sugar Plum Fairy Costume

For Christmas this year my daughter Kim and I asked for subscriptions to the National Ballet of Canada, which included a matinee performance of The Nutcracker. As much as I wanted to go, something also made me want to forget the whole thing. Resistance had shown up.

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Making Space

These last 4 weeks I committed to a daily creative practice – which I’m pleased to say I’ve honoured pretty well. Along the way I learned how important it is to have a place for my art supplies. When I have to hunt for them,  it annoys the muse and she doesn’t hang around very long, impatient minx […]

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Walking Barefoot

Not too long ago, I got very clear about how important it is to express my creativity. I use various forms of visual art and writing to explore ideas and dreams that would otherwise get buried by the busy-ness of daily life. Creative output is an expression of my spirituality because it allows me to […]

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