Archive > January 2009

Stepping into Prewriting with Collage

I took that step today, finally! After thinking about it and thinking about it, I finally  just went and gathered together a pile of older magazines and sat down with them at the kitchen table. Dylan kept me company – he cut shapes from paper to glue into a collage, while I went through a [...]

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Taking Risks

One of the things that really resonated with me as I’ve been visiting various Next Chapter book club posts is this: risk-taking, from the heart.
In 12 Secrets of Highly-Creative Women, much of the risk-taking that’s talked about is based on the calculated risk. The one that you plan out with your head – hopefully [...]

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Encouragement, One Brave Step, and Inspiration

This week’s Next Chapter topic comes from Chapter 3 of the 12 Secrets of Highly-Creative Women: Following your Fascinations. Jamie asks us to share what helps us find the courage to take the risks necessary to make our dreams come true, and then challenges us to take one brave step towards our dreams.
Encouragement
I believe [...]

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My Little Red Book Giveaway!

Update: The giveaway has now ended and comments on this post are now closed. Winners of this giveaway have been announced here. Thank you everyone for participating!
Yesterday I was surfing around, and I came across One World – One Heart 2009, a wonderful site whose aim is to foster connections among bloggers in the art [...]

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What Are Your Beliefs About Time?

I’m in the middle of an experiment with time – an experiment with my time.
You see, two days ago, I literally looked up (at my monitor, that is, which was displaying my Basecamp calendar, where I keep track of my deadlines) and realized I was going to be knee deep in work for the next [...]

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The Next Chapter: Secret #1 – Acknowledging Your Creative Self

I’m very excited to be starting off my blogging year as part of The Next Chapter blogging book club. It was pure synchronicity; I discovered the Next Chapter site for the current book, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, yesterday and I realized, “I have that book!” So I dashed off an email to [...]

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Living an Extraordinary Life

Discovered on Contemplate This.)

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Pre-Writing with Collage

The other day, I found this page at author Jennifer Crusie’s site, which details how she uses collage as a form of prewriting, and for continued inspiration as she writes her books. You can see the collages she has put together for various books here; Crusie has an art background and it shows! Her collages [...]

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Shoot for the Moon

Confession: I haven’t even taken a look at any of those 700+ pictures from Disney yet. So recording those memories for prosperity here isn’t quite doable at the moment. But soon, I’m promising myself.
Instead, I’ve been glued to my computer monitor, surfing around and feeling rather fulfilled because I’ve been finding so many wonderful things. [...]

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Back from Disney!

Not, of course, that we’ve actually been in Disney all this time since I last posted here (I wish!). Deadlines and then the holidays managed to consume me for most of December – and I hadn’t signed on for NaBloPoMo so had nothing to push me to keep blogging (stuff like that works with me [...]

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