Sunday, December 26, 2010

Feed your creative side

My paranormal novel, "Imagining Things", will soon be published. It's a novel about the rewards for following your intuition — and the punishments for ignoring it. I invite you to visit my website to read an excerpt.

To say that the release of this novel will be a dream come true for me does not even begin to tell it!

I'd like to say something to my fellow creative people and to anyone who enjoys creativity. While most adults living in modern societies would not forget to eat for several days, some let their creativity starve for days, months, even years without giving it much thought, as if it's okay. We all loose something if you don't bring forth your creativity because there is only one you and no one can create that song, that book, that painting, that business venture, that inspirational talk just like you. You bring to it all of your wisdom and insight and experience which is one of a kind combination that is irreplaceable!

Famed painter Pablo Picasso made an excellent point when he said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

During the holidays, we often give our creativity permission to come out and play. We let it breathe. We decorate or cook with flair, we wrap presents and place them under beautifully decorated trees. We often go out of our way to create beautiful moments with loved ones and strangers, too. Then we often pack our creativity away as if its expression has reached some type of time limit. Well, I'm here to tell you that time limit is self-imposed. Please cancel it! Make this new year comfortably and beautifully creative. Feed your creative side. Don't postpone your joy another minute. You'll be happier, and we all get to benefit, too!