Well it is done.
The first issue of Creativity Cafe is published and ready to be sent into the world. It has been a labor of love; also I have been feeling very honored to include such awesome women and artists in the first issue - I love learning the different paths we all take to get to our ultimate truths - journaling, poetry writing, blogging, painting; it all really points us toward authentically sharing our inner and connected selves, which turn out to be the same thing. Creativity helps show me how we are all in the Oneness . . . hard as it is to remember this in our chaotic separateness of daily life.
Here is where you can preview and order the first issue in the U.S. and Canada:
and here is where you can order it from the blog for international orders -- the publisher does not ship anywhere other than U.S. and Canada, but I will send you a copy if you want to use paypal to purchase it here:
and on a creative journaling note, I finally got some new pages done in my journal. Here in my lovely cocoon of a studio where my waxing and waning creative voice sometimes sings and sometimes screams, I always feel so at home.
I took so long in life to know I needed to get the right space, to honor my need for a dedicated place for making my art. I never again will be without some space for this work, even if a closet well outfitted with inspiring supplies, good lighting and some hidden chocolate. To be on a journey of self discovery through creation, either with words or images or film or poetry or drama, or whatever the creative outlet asks of you, take it seriously and listen closely.
Give it some space.
Give yourself some space.
I think you end up finding yourself in the space you make, even if you don't know what will happen there. The muse sometimes needs to be enticed.
Make an inspiring space, and inspiration will then come, I have learned.
"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness." --Eckhart Tolle