I’m heading on an exciting journey of self-discovery at the moment… and hadn’t realised quite how much I needed it until it began!
I’ve always been a creative girl but I know that there is still a part of me holding back from exploring my full potential… but that’s all about to change. Sometimes the planets fall into alignment, and those planets aligned for me when I purchased this book, and was gifted a place on Kerryanne’s e-course, Embracing the Passion.
The course runs for four weeks and for the past few days Kerryanne has been focusing on finding our “inner muse”… It’s been incredibly gratifying. The thing that’s so great… is that there is no right or wrong, and because each student will explore their creativity in a private visual journal, there’s no pressure for it to be shared, no boundaries, no self-judgement… just complete freedom and liberation. I am in seventh heaven! As light as one of these white fluffy things…
I’m allowing myself head space to think for “ME”, and loving it!
I have purchased a visual journal and tonight will paint its pages with a primer so that its strong enough to handle the creativity! OH YEAH BABY! :-) Can you handle it? Can you handle it?! :-)
So you’re thinking, geesh, Vikki’s this geared up and all she’s done so far is purchased a journal????? Well, in addition, I’ve already prepared some creative mental space, you know, packed up the procrastination box and sent it on its way! But today I also spent five hours organising and cleaning my creative space. Want to see?
I know it doesn’t look very tidy… but believe me, it’s a vast improvement! The giant teddy picture on the wall above my desk once belonged in my son’s nursery (12 years ago!) and although I can’t bear to part with it (excuse the pun!), my son isn’t the only one who has outgrown it! I plan to cover it (to protect it) with fabric and ribbons and create a memory board.
A close- up of two of my magazine holders with “Tilda” cut-outs adhered to them. I’m so happy to have them on display as they’d been hidden on my desk for so long!
A close-up of the treasures on the shelf above my desk…
I re-discovered my “fairy box”, one of a few boxes that I have containing various doll parts, whimsical yarns, and iridescent wings. You can see one of my practice heads in this next photo, too. Hmmm… my inner muse is telling me she wants to create more fairies! :-)
But you know, the time I have most of my creative inspiration is when I am quiet and peaceful in bed… I go to bed early some nights just to get that quiet space.
My current bedtime reading includes Kerryanne’s printouts from the e-course and the book I mentioned, ‘Make your creative dreams real’ by SARK. Fantastic! If you’re wondering if this book is for you let me read what it says on the cover… “A plan for procrastinators, perfectionists, busy people, and people who would really rather sleep all day”. I think it’s awesome!
I also keep a DS next to my bed – my mind gets so busy with ideas that I have to calm it with word puzzles! I’m into solving anagrams at the moment. Can you spot something else rather lovely on my bedside table?
If you follow the Gum Tree Designers’ blogs you may have seen a few of these already… a few of us made this gorgeous “Florentine Doily” from a pattern designed by our lovely Fee. We then did a swap! I received Jenny’s beautiful version, isn’t it just gorgeous? And I sent the doily I made to our lovely Joy. We love doing swaps!
Well, before I go I’d just like to leave you with another beautiful picture. This, together with the sunflower and cloud photos were downloaded from www.sxc.hu. Enjoy! :-)
Until next time – enjoy living creatively! Vikki xx