Intentional Creativity

I had the most wonderful experience a few weeks ago.  I attended one of Shiloh Sophia’s Intentional Creativity Muse Days at her studio in Sonoma, Ca.

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We sat in the red thread circle, sang, shared, created our inner muse and ate cake!!!  I have never had an experience like this, so incredible!

AND we were gifted with the presence of Lavender Grace as she played her framed drum and sang to us while we painted!!! (Photo taken by Terre Busse)

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This is my Medicine Woman from that day.

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My Creative Journey

I used to be a decent blogger but as with most creative types I flit from one thing to another, life changes, interests change and I drop some things.  Some I pick up later on, some I don’t.  I used to be on Blogger but decided to switch over to Word Press and start somewhat “anew”.

I’ll probably chat mostly about my creative endeavors, not sure what else. I’ve cut off most of my social media apps.  You can find me on Instagram and although I am on Facebook it’s so I can participate in groups.

I tend to keep a lot of personal things private.  Not much into sharing for everyone to read.  This may change, one never knows.

I’ve always been one to do something creative, back in the 70s, yeah, dating myself, I remember I used to take wicker baskets and cover them with fabric, that was the thing back then.  I never did any painting or sculpting, just craft type projects.  One day in the 90s I saw a darling dollhouse and learned that they were not for children, they were for adults.  That opened up a whole new world for me.  I built a few, spent a small fortune on miniatures and then decided to learn how to pour porcelain, dress and paint dolls, even had a small business for a few years, Sassy Mini Dolls, took a stab at sculpting.  Burn out.

After another break for a few years I started having an interest in learning how to do art, but not traditional type art.  Mixed media and assemblage caught my attention.  My first venture into this was taking a class from the very wonderful Tamara Laporte, Lifebook 2014 I think it was.  Since then I have taken numerous online classes, discovered new artists, displayed some of my creations at the local art gallery, attended a few art retreats, dabbled in jewelry making, got into photography, but still struggling to find something I was GOOD at.  I fancied myself becoming an “artist”.  This year, 2017, has been a difficult one and there was a time when I closed the door to my creative space,  but in all this I have come to the realization that creating for me is an outlet, my happy place, I do it for ME.  Since then I have tried to take an open approach, just DO, experiment, enjoy.  I can honestly say that for the first time there have been a couple of pieces that I created that really had a personal meaning to me, I felt a connection to the finished piece.

This one I created shortly after my dad passed away.   In the darkness I do find hope.

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I think this one is pretty self-explanatory.  A personal struggle.

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This one is my most recent.  Finding MY light, a class with a very talented artist who I am so glad I found as her art really calls to me, Laly Mille  

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