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2018 special word for the year

2018 is brand-spanking new, so I figured it was time to tune in and get my special word for the year. I sat quietly breathing and asked my wiser self what my word would be for 2018.


At first I was a bit taken aback thinking I would get a more “attractive” word (whatever word that would be,) but I sat with Service for a while and it felt good.

It can mean SO MANY things.


We are already doing service. Everything we do is for movement forward, either directly to a person(s) or prepping for other action that ultimately helps people in some way.

So I was thinking, how can I serve with my art?  I can show people new ways to do something or inspire someone to take that first step to explore their creativity. I can be connected to my spirituality and use that as inspiration in my art. People can feel that connection and I really enjoy inspiring others to deepen their spirituality. They in turn inspire others. And so it goes.

It is a misconception that it’s difficult to create art. There is usually some resistance, but you don’t need an art degree to express yourself. Children do it all the time. They don’t make excuses for lack of experience. They just ARE and they DO. They create with abandon, until someone tells them their art has to be in a certain way and they start doubting their abilities.

Art can be very freeing!

Art is important in life. We access our deeper hidden parts through expression. Color cheers you up! Movement across the page or canvas can be revealing as you follow along on the journey. Wherever it takes you…

If I can assist you in any artistic capability, please let me know in the comments. I have many great ideas for 2018. Let’s get artistic together!

IF you’d like to win a handmade art journal I made, please take this short survey about how I can serve you better in 2018! Thank you.






Day 30, end of challenge.

I have reached Day 30, and it feels good to have accomplished the blog challenge I set for myself in a mastermind group.

Some days were hard and others flowed, ideas coming left and right and prompts wanting to be explored.

What I learned:

  • It pays to stick with something to the end. I now know I can do it.
  • My determination grew every day, and I know I can accomplish hard challenges if I put my mind to it.
  • Learned new things via my writing.
  • Had fun.
  • Learned not to be so hard on myself. Some writing is good, some isn’t, but it’s not the end of the world.
  • Flexed my creative muscle every day.
  • Thirty days fly by.  Don’t waste your time on trivialities.
  • Focus on what I want.
  • Focus on the goals I want to accomplish.
  • Have your own back and honor your promises to yourself. That was a hard one for sure.
  • Sometimes it’s good to be bull-headed.
  • Creativity flows when you show up. It is a muscle to be used.
  • Exercise is a good thing for the body, the mind, and the creative muscle!

I could go on, but these are the main points. Never give up on those dreams. They get accomplished when you stick to the steps every day.

I will continue to blog of course, but maybe not every single day. 🙂

Day 30