My dear ones…May the spirit of a new year fill your home with an abundance of love, laughter, and joy! May the magic of the moment bring peace to your heart all year long! May your creativity take you to amazing places and may you experience the resulting bliss! Much love to all of you and your families….
Cre8tive Compass Magazine
is celebrating it’s first anniversary
I have been truly blessed since beginning this magazine a mere 12 months ago…It has grown and transformed into the beautiful publication you see today. I, as publisher and editor, have deep connections with some of you and am developing new ones almost daily. I have people all over the world that I truly care about and I look forward to our daily contact. I thank each of you who come to visit my little corner of the universe…my prayers and love are lifted for you every day…
I promised some big news today…I have a major life Announcement and a very special GiVEaway…the following came to me during a meditative period a few weeks ago…afterward I began to journal and the following flowed from my pen…
As I head through the doorway of a new year, I find myself invited/guided/led/called to take a new path…one called
The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer
I am led to discover how to let my divine intuition create without editing…I will let go of preconceived notions…I will play…I will find my unique, individual visual voice…and I will begin to use it powerfully….
I believe that we are born into this world with our own special message…if we never find a way to voice it, the world stays incomplete…as we stay incomplete…so we must ask ourselves today…what is it that only I have to say…and do I have the courage to speak it?
What I know for sure is that I do not want to die with my artwork still inside me…be it my song, my dance, my book or my painting…I am compelled to bring it forth into the world…give birth to that voice only I can speak with, and make the art only I can create.
I have to stop being totally invested in the outcome…what I want or hope the result to be…and instead become invested in the journey itself…that gift of time when all external things dissolve away…when time seems to stand still or fly by…that spiritual experience known as creative flow…
We come into this world with a special piece of the universal puzzle…and if you don’t find that piece of you that belongs outside yourself…that belongs to the whole of the universe…and if you never bring it forth, the universe is missing a piece…and you are missing that piece also…the whole will never be finished or complete without that special piece that is you…
I could not stop writing…it must have been three or four hours later when I became sensory aware enough to review my writings…contained within I had the foundation of a retreat, the scripts for a series of videos, and the outline of a book…
So I have walked through this doorway and we are off on this new path this year…one that promises many discoveries as we explore our intuitivity (intuition and creativity)…I invite you to come with me…
In honor of this very special day for me, I am gifting one reader with a newly-renamed print: “Doorway of a Spiritual Explorer” …see the creation of this piece here… I have held this painting close to my heart since the day it was painted October 2, 2007, the second day of what I called my Reinvent-tage Retreat – a personal creativity revelation process. I had been trying to re-invent myself as an artist for several years. I came to a point where the pieces of my life were just not fitting together as they should. I needed a change, but transition is scary. I have been down many paths during this time…some were fruitful…some were not…and some taught me much about myself and my art. The painting will never be sold…and prints will be limited to 10….so this is a very special giveaway.
My statement about the painting, “The figure is looking back into the darkness of what she is leaving behind…as she heads toward the light…she will never look back again…she is growing into herself and her destiny…becoming stronger and more brave with each step…her steps are sure…her path is glowing brightly for her to follow…she remains open to possibility.”
At the time this was painted, I asked if this painting was the result of “skill or serendipity.” I wrote about the process,”This painting just took shape…I allowed it to happen…remaining open to possibility…many possibilities presented themselves while I was painting…I stayed with them until they led me where this painting was supposed to go.”
I am fully aware that this was serendipity now…this was the first glimpse of my life’s calling…The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer...read more about how I have been led to this place in my next post.
The GiVEaway process… between now and 12 midnight Saturday 12/31/2010…leave a comment on this post describing your creative journey...so far, present, or future…and I will choose one name from a drawing to be announced Monday morning 1/1/2011.