“When we make something new,….we spark a form of ‘spiritual electricity…'”

I found this great article written by Molly Castelloe who writes The Me In We blog for Psychology Today magazine.

In the article, she quotes author Julia Cameron from her book, The Artist’s Way. Cameron comes closest to explaining why I’m starting to notice that my creativity is a collboration I join into with my Hiya Power!

Here’s what Castelloe highlights from Julia Cameron’s wriring:

“Creativity is an induced spiritual experience, writes artist Julia Cameron. We are all part of a vast electrical energy field, she claims, and one’s creative instincts bring one more in harmony with this ecosystem.

When we make something new, generate concepts or build novel associations between existing ones, we spark a form of “spiritual electricity” that puts us in alignment with the natural order of the universe.

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Leap into the Void
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Our individual creative acts also connect us more intimately to that of our Great Creator, whether you call that life force Allah, Higher Power, good orderly purpose, or “flow.” Cameron suggests the idea of God is an action, a doing – rather than a noun.”

Do you feel a spiritual connection when you are being creative?

Think of all the things you make with your hands…it can be anything from a glorious meal to a hand-thrown dish.

Do you feel a spark? I hope you’ll share your experience here in the comments section below.

Click on my affilliate link below if you’d like to peek at the book from here:

“Where’s My F***ing Cake, Bob?” — A Book in the Making…

 

Many of you know that I’m working on a memoir about surviving the addiction or recovery of someone you love or care about. 

If you’re interested in the book, the topic or just want to follow along on my journey to whelp this book baby out into the world, please share your email below and I’ll keep you updated! 

Maybe you have your own book you’re nurturing and I can be your advance team!

Let Them Eat Buttercream Frosting…

  

I spent Thursday in a buttercream frosting frenzy with talented designer Jen Wells and photographer, Ari Skinner in a the studio in Atlanta shooting the cover for my upcoming book “Where’s My F***ing Cake, Bob” How I Survived My True Love’s Trips to Rehab.

We also had fun trying on a big Seranity Crown I made. Shhhhhhhh. It’s a surprise.

My New Book

My new book, “Where’s My F**king Cake, Bob?” How I Survived My True Love’s Trips to Rehab is coming soon. This is just a mock-up of the cover. My friend and wonderful graphic designer Jen Wells will be shooting the cover in Atlanta two weeks from now.

We’ve been swapping ideas and gathering this and that for the photoshoot. So much fun.

Then it’s off to the presses!  Amazon here I come!

Savannah Paintbrush Happy


After years of talking about it, I’m finally trying it.  Portrait painting with wonderful painter and teacher, Melinda Borysevicz.  It’s such fun.  I lose myself completely for 2.5 hours every Thursday.   So far I have discovered I’m hesitant to use enough paint.  Will fix that this Thurs.  I love painting the light and dark shapes…rather than a facial feature.  That puts me into flow nirvana!

Wallpaper For One

There is something wonderful about wallpaper like this.  It doesn’t rely on pattern or gorgeous repeat.  It tells a little story in a big way.  It makes me feel like I’ve stepped into one of the luscious images by one of my favorite illustrators.  I’m a character in my own room where a lifesize tale unfolds against a backdrop of timeless beauty.

Maybe it’s that I’m tall and like feeling that I’m enveloped in a bigger panorama than interiors usually allow.   I’m not sure about any of it…but this i do know.  This sort of wallpaper treatment creates rooms I’d love to live in.

To dream in.

And yes, even to swim in.

They are ethereal.  Heavenly.  Otherworldly.  These are featured by De Gournay. If you know of any other wonderful wallpapers similar to these please share your links with us and with our readers by posting a link.  I’d love to see what you j’adore.
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Crushitecture!


28 12 17.  Those are the lottery numbers I would pick today.  The numbers that would win me a giant jackpot.  A jackpot I would use to dial up  Leroy Street Studio (an architecture firm based in nyc) and say, “Get out your drafting boards kids!  Mama wants a new pad.”

Enough words.  Pictures say it all.  Click & Drool, ladies & gents.


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28 12 17.  I’m just sayin…

Charming Art Collection, Really.

There’s something unexpected and delightful about a collection of little art. It can take the most boring corner of a hallway or tiny strip of wall and turn it into a little surprise.   Eng Gee Fan also known as Minifanfan is this weeks pick for me.


Visit her wonderful website and you will find Eng Gee Fan, currently works as an artist / illustrator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. she loves bob hair, minimalism, gigs, drawing and handmade. if you like her works, please funding her further study via purchase in her ETSY. contact her about commissions, collaborations, and ideas here.

Happy Drawing for Happy People.

Her style charms me.  Her faces make me smile.  The hats they wear are darling.  Look closely and you might see that each one of these little works of art is actually a charm for a necklace.  Added Bonus Alert!

So…maybe this little collection could grace your closet…and you could choose a different charm to wear from your collection.   Wearable art collections.  Hmmmmmmm.   I’m off to try on some of my paintings.

Tweets From Italy….



It’s so much fun to read what etsy artists write in their profiles. At her etsy storefront dimdi, the lovely Irene had me at:

My name is Irene. I’m an italian artist. I live in a lovely land of Italy where the nature and the animals are the principal richness.
I love the animals and nature … these are the principal inspirations of my art!

“Um, hello, Irene? This is Curlin from the lovely land of Austin. Can we be best friends?”

Her original watercolors of birds (and other lovely animals) make me want to spend an afternoon in her kitchen gabbing about all things art and animals and woodland menageries.

And can you say affordable, most original 8×10 pieces are $25.

Is it just me or do all of her watercolor creatures look as if they just remembered a funny little story?

It’s hard to pinpoint which brush stroke makes it so…but give a look and tell me what you see.

I highly recommend adding an dimdi original to your collection.

For the gorgeous swirls she glides onto the paper. And almost as important, to me, the swirls of detail and color she chooses to leave out.

She captures the essence of her subjects with the least amount of brush strokes possible.

Her work is spare and light.

Which I think makes her a fine feathered artist to be sure!

Color Me Happy!

What a fun way to start my day!!! I’m going to pull together a wonderful colorful guest room in about an hour  with the help of some seriously talented furniture makers & designers.  On the wall above the bed, I’d have to start with these…fabric covered horse shoes from  Hable Construction. At just $18 a piece, i think we should do a whole grid of them on a wall above our red lattice bed from Furniturea.
 
 
 
 
 
The curve of the horse shoes set against the grid of the lattice bed makes me whinny with glee.  But look!  This is no ordinary lattice…it’s wonky…slightly askew….just the way i LOVE things.  Now let’s throw down a wonderful plaid rug fromCompany C.
 
 


I do love a good plaid and this one is restrained  (not stuffy, tho) and so joyful.  I would have to jump wildly on the red lattice bed that sat upon this beauty.

And now for a moment of calm ….in our all white bedroom, naturally. I would add a lovely chair from Furniturea ( After all I’d need some place to sit after all my bed-jumping.)

 
 
And here is the table I would sit beside our chair.  A lovely organic shape from Thompson Rustic Furnishings to play off all the right angles.  A beautiful table on which to sit my thorazine drip!  Gawd, I’m going to need to calm down I’m so excited about this room!