Inspiration to Find Meaning

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Nature reminds us that we move in a cycle of seasons as part of a bigger story of place, being, and time. In the season of winter you have the opportunity to rest, reflect, go inside. Here is an opportunity for you to explore and get inspiration to find meaning. What is your meaning? Do you have work that combines personal meaning, continued income, and […]

Flashes of Intuition

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How’s life going? Is something old starting to rag on you? We will find moments when time stops briefly and suddenly there is a flash in time! You get it! Then … it’s gone. Did you get it? Flashes of intuition come in waves. Do you get these flashes of things to come, too? When I get exhausted… and stop …  too tired to push […]

Be a Producer of Happiness

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Helen Keller found a silent voice of happiness despite being blind and deaf, while she brought happiness to others in her work. How could she find and be a producer of happiness?  Learning was a major hurdle for Helen Keller, because everything was harder — reading by braille, seeing by touch with fingers. Yet, Helen Keller was the first blind and deaf person to earn […]

International Women’s Day and Inspiring Women

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Today is designated as International Women’s Day. What does that mean to you? Women generally run around taking care of everyone but themselves. If you are a woman, this could be one of those days when you take a break, and celebrate yourself with “Peace Time.”  How to do that?  How about reading a book by a renown woman? My Peace Time today is with […]

Enjoy Coffee and Art

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Enjoy coffee and art in Beaverton at the most recent Cafe Character Art Show at Solace Tea and Fine Espresso! We started putting pictures up on March 19, and as of the 21st Moose has curated all the pictures. Misa, Owner, and Art Enthusiast has put pockets of my “Art Cards” for sharing as post cards or framing, as well as some coffee mugs featuring […]

Inspiring Writers

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Are you a writer? What is needed in inspiring writers? Then what keeps them going? I held a class with coaching students who I inspired to write a book together. We all wanted to write a book.  Why not make it one in which we each contributed? How about creating a book to inspire other people? So, what happened next? Process My process was to […]

You Remind Me of Someone

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Did you ever look at a person and say, “You remind me of someone …,” and even their smile or energy felt the same?  I have always wondered about that. How about you? Sketching over the past couple years, I look more closely. I feel something … electricity … passion … energy. Hard to put into words. All I know is that the images of […]

Inspiring – Cat’s Art Show May 2016

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In April one Starbucks location began featuring my Cafe Characters. Another location asked to show them in May. This is so much fun that I wish I had more place for my characters to go on tour. How did this happen? Few people have known that one of my desires as a child was to be an artist. I did a little doodling in class, […]

Cafe Character Art Show

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It’s been nine (9) months, and in checking the rough estimate I’ve made over 500 sketches.  My sketches and a preliminary “start” of a book are on display at a local Starbucks. Want to know more? How did this happen? Read on. As many of my students and clients knew, I wanted to stretch my skills in life drawing by sketching daily. The point was […]

Be an Artist of Your Life

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Be an Artist of Your Life You create your life by your very thoughts, dreams, and personal artistry. If your life is not as enjoyable as you want, stop, and get out the paint. Drawing, sketching, writing, playing, dancing, singing, etc.  can brighten a moment with artistic play.  How do you begin? Here are three ways I get into sketching or writing stories. 1) Imagine […]