Refrain from the Identical: Insights and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics

The concept of “Refraining from the identical” is essential for anyone wanting to pursue a creative lifestyle. Twenty-first Century living is packed full of activities that seem so important; yet, only as we weed out some things can we make room for our creative pursuits. You do not have to be an accomplished writer, artist, or content …

A Tendency towards Multiplicity

Do you ever feel pulled in a dozen different creative directions? I sure do; in fact, I wrote an entire book for people like us. Creative Electics is what I call artistic types that desire to try many different kinds of arts and crafts. Here's an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Refrain from the Identical: …

Chapter 4 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO CREATING

I've been revisiting portions of my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics, and am amazed at how relevant the writings are concerning my current creative journey.  Chapter 4 addresses obstacles us creative eclectics often struggle to overcome. I highlight topics such as dealing with depression (typical of the artistic temperament), …

Refrain Book Tour Musings

I just returned from four days of speaking about creativity and my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics. These three luncheons, hosted by Women’s Connection (affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries), were located in the Central Coast region of California: San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Paso Robles. I was the feature speaker who …

Refrain from the Identical Mini Book Tour

I will be speaking about my book this week at three SLO Women’s Connection lunch engagements at the following central coast locations: Tuesday, July 10th: San Luis Obispo group meets at 11: 30 am Embassy Suites 333 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA Thursday, July 12th: The Morro Bay group meets at 12:00 pm at Rose’s Landing …

Chapter 3 PRACTICING CREATIVE SELF-CARE

Creativity begins with healthy self-care. When we artistic types take care of our particular self-care needs, our creative capacity expands. Each person is unique and has particular self-care priorities. For example, an introvert needs alone time to refuel, whereas an extrovert refuels from others. This chapter of my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration …

Aligning your Creative Compass

“Wonderfully written words and I totally relate to the Creative Eclectic thing. Is it a curse or a gift? It really doesn’t matter because for those of us who are afflicted with it, it is not a matter of choice.” I love this quote artspiritvillage left on my blog. The artist who commented found the words to …

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