Bored? Excellent!

Cycle of Creativity - Consume, Collect, Create, Share
Let’s face it, when you’re isolated, it can be tedious.  It can be monotonous.  It can be boring. You turn to your social media feeds and see all the clever things people are doing and think, if I were creative, look how much fun I’d have.  Plus, I’d have something to do. I wish I were creative… I’ve already written about what creativity really is, you can read about it here.   But you may be wondering, how do I even get started?  What IS my creative expression? The graphic above is how I see the creative process.  ...

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Shaken to Awaken

I have never spent so much time on Facebook! My anxiety is sky-high right now.  I bought a house on St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m meeting strangers in my new home hiring them to paint and do repairs and measure for window coverings.  (germs!)  I’ve ventured to Home Depot twice. (cooties!)  I’m trying to get the movers to come sooner so I can shelter in MY place.  (I’m not packed!) And now my supplies are starting to run low, so I know I have a grocery store run in the near future. (Will there be toilet paper!?) So, in my ...

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How to Transform Your Life

image of woman sitting at a desk with a dream covered in cobwebs on the floor
When I was locked into the day job, I had no time to explore things I was curious about, no time to hang out at the library and no time to design and make the crochet projects rolling around in my head. I was up early every morning sitting at the desk, selling my time and life energy to something outside myself. I wanted things to be different.

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The work before the work never ends

beaded freeform crochet collar
Beginning a creative project means we have to face our skill level first. We give up before we start. How did this successful author build her skills?

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How to Block Creativity

a blank canvas hung on a brick wall
Are you stuck?  Does the thought of sitting in front of a blank page or blank canvas terrify you?  Do you have mountains of unused supplies?  Does that make you feel guilty? That’s terrific! That crazy guy, Albert Einstein, said “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.”    When you engage in your creativity and feel the deep inner joy of being in a state of flow, you will begin to think differently.  Your comfortable logical analytical way of thinking will be toast!&n...

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I’m sorry, please forgive me…

knife blade in the forge
Those are the words that begin the Hawaiian ho’oponopono ritual of forgiveness. If you aren’t familiar with it, it goes like this:

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