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 …

Refrain from the Identical, the Book: Excerpts, Artwork, and Feedback

I’ve decided to feature some excerpts, artwork, and feedback from my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics. The following excerpts are from Chapter 1: “Some people are blankets made out of one solid piece of material, while others are quilts with a whole bunch of pieces sewn together.” -Andrea Luna A Tendency …

My Best Christmas Gifts

It’s Christmas morning and I should be musing over Jesus’ birth, but instead I’m thinking about the four books that sold on Amazon.com yesterday. Mom confessed that she bought the first book, and my daughter, Elya, leaked out that she also bought one of the first four. Mom’s eyes sparkled as she burst forth with …

I SOLD MY FIRST BOOK ON AMAZON.COM!

What a rush. I went into my CreateSpace account and there it was “$5.65 December Sales.” I cried. After five years of working on this book, I actually sold a book. Words cannot describe the joy that I feel right now. If you are the first book buyer, I would love to hear from you. …