Saturday, May 31, 2008

Clear out the clutter

One of the best things you can do (it's also good feng shui) is get rid of clutter.

I spent an evening going through a bunch of books and magazines I have been holding on to for years and have plenty to take to the charity shop for somebody else to enjoy.

But the biggest gains were in those books that I bought and placed into the bookshelf to read 'later', but somehow never got around to. Quite a few of them are more relevant to me now than they would have been when I bought them!

Ever heard that saying when the pupil is ready the teacher will come, rediscovering some old resources have really inspired me!

So do yourself a favor - spend a little bit of time tackling the clutter that accumulates in our lives - be it mental or physical and you may just find renewed vigor for something you thought you had lost, or find the spark of a new idea in something you forgot you had.

So today's task is to try and make time, even 30 minutes, to tackle some clutter and cleanse!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Just put one foot in front of the other

So it's actually day one, and it's lunchtime and I am thinking...I can't welch already can I?

So here I am searching for something vitally interesting to say. I seem to have lost the creative spark in recent busy years. I opened a shop a few years ago and one of the freedoms I loved the most was that I could illustrate these little newsletters and signs...I made no money, but loved the freedom to draw these kooky little images - after all I had a kids art shop so I really had to spend all day drawing and being creative didn't I? I might upload some from time to time.

So here is today's challenge. Think back over the past few years, what is something you really really used to enjoy but have not done for a long time? Can you think of just one thing?

Now go do it....go on....right now.....(OK maybe later after you have had your lunch.).

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Start at the very beginning...

....a very good place to start!

Inspired by the lovely Julia Andrews (a la Sound of Music) I have decided to do just that.

Having procrastinated waaaay long enough I am jumping in to practice what I would like to preach.

You see, I firmly believe in the power of art, journaling and vision work to achieve your goals - but for the longest time have felt that unless I am doing this every day - LIKE - EVERY DAY - then how could I possibly be a good leader for the cause.

Then it struck me, a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious.....what were you thinking.....??) that if I blogged it I really would do it.....So here goes.

I hope to bring inspired thinking into my own life by brining it into yours.

Welcome to the making art rox blog....together!

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