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Art awakens a Dream.

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Art can be like a dream. Waking up from a dream can be disorienting, but what if the dream unveils a tantalizing glimpse of a life filled with parties and friends? When art is like a dream- it opens into another world. The image accompanying this post transports us to the heart of a Miami …

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Energizing Magic of Art

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The Energizing Magic of Art In the midst of life’s chaos, art emerges as a powerful elixir, replenishing our dwindling energy reserves. The magic of art brings inspiration and life. Our spirits can be lifted and we are reminded that there is another space in which we exist. Our minds and imagination can travel through …

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Transformative power of Joyful Art

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In a time when winter weather can freeze us inside, there is a tendency to forget the joy of life. Art can play a role in counteracting the doom and gloom that seeps into our psyche during this time. In the tapestry of life, art is a thread that weaves emotions, connecting us to our …

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Nurturing your creative self

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 Nurturing your Creative Self Amidst Life’s Chaos: A Guide for Busy Souls      In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding the time and energy to tap into our creative selves can be a daunting task. Balancing work, family responsibilities, and the chaos of preparing for the holiday season, creativity often takes …

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Memory as a tool for creativity

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Using Memory as a Tool in Art Memory as a tool for Inspiration Memory is a powerful source of inspiration for artists. Memories can be triggered by emotions, smells, sounds, or visuals, and can be a source of inspiration for creating new art. When an artist creates art that reflects their memories, it allows them …

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Increase your Creativity through Art

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Increase your Creativity through Art How do you increase the creativity in your life? How do you feed yourself to inspire and make ideas pop? This has always been a mystery to me. Living with empty walls is boring and uninspiring. It makes sense that when walking into your home, art is there to remind …

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What makes good art?

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What Makes good Art? This is a question that is often asked as collectors look for the perfect piece for their home. No one wants to have creative work that is bad. However, this can be a judgement that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Long ago, in my school days in …

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Positive Thinking and Art

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Positive thinking and art are intertwined. The interaction with art can enable you to have a moment of escape. To be able to experience a moment of innocence, ease, hope, tenderness and light. Key pieces to being human and surviving a world that seems to be upside down, and full of images of despair. How …

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Growth Mindset defines your World

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The power of mindset. The question is how do you maintain and insure that you have a growth mindset and not a fixed one? How do you insure that the negative does not affect you? The difference between growth and fixed is one of looking at the future. To have a growth mindset means that …

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Art and finding Happiness

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Art and finding Happiness Plays Together How can art find you happiness?  Happiness are three parts, enjoyment, satisfaction and meaning.  All three parts play a part in how art can bring you happiness. The most important piece  is “enjoyment”. Of course, we can look at this word and just say “I enjoy this piece of …

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Make your life better with art

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Art gives you a depth of meaning and makes your life better. How can art make your life better?  What is its power/ Can art change the world? It’s a question that many have asked and answered.  Art, in its many forms, can reveal the power that we can acquire through the engagement and understanding …

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Mothering takes Time

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Mothering takes time. Time is scarce. So often the balance between work, and taking care of family, can be stressful and exhausting. You often have to keep your resentments in check. Remind yourself, as mothers, that taking care of your child is rewarding and short lived. Does this sound ungrateful? When I was a mother …

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How to Be a Mother

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You have to learn to be a mother. To be a mother is a challenge. When I first went home with my baby son, 25 years ago, I was in disbelief that the hospital trusted me to take this living, breathing human home without any supervision. How did they know that I could take care …

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Memories and Childhood

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 Reminding ourselves of Escape. Memories of our children can be fleeting. Do you have moments where you look at your grown children and just think about them as young toddlers? Lately, as a mother of two young adults, I find myself in a space of thinking of when they were young. Memories and childhood are …

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We have the Power

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A way to keep you going. For the past year, I have woken up everyday and say the date. I mark the day, and repeat in my mind what is on the schedule for the day. What is my 17 year old daughter doing? Does she have a class in math? Has she scheduled her …

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Celebrate the Ordinary

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Let’s just celebrate the ordinary. In the image highlighted, titled Happy, there is a normalcy that just seems ordinary. What is ordinary? That which we take for granted? In these trying times, we must celebrate the ordinary. Most importantly, it is the place where we hope our lives go back to “normal” and the ordinary …

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Dreams can create Change

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Dreams can create change. The defining of the “desire” to be someplace else, be someone else or to increase your pleasure in life comes from the ability to dream. As we look out into the world at this time, we see many having to change their lives and deal with intense amount of change put …

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Beginning of a new era.

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A new era of love “When the day comes, we step out of the shade aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light. If only we are brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it” Amanda Gorman; Inaugural Poet We are in …

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Hope can Heal.

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  Hope can heal your mind Hope can heal your mind and soul and art keeps you hopeful. The two are inextricably linked. The question is how? Stories are the answer. It is through stories that hope can heal. It is in stories that we can imagine another time and place and imagine a life …

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Why Art is Important

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Creating is to give you vision. Why art should be part of your life? Are you looking for inspiration? For escape? For distraction? So many reasons we look towards an image, a piece of music, p0etry, theatre or film. So many ways to look at something that reminds us that there is more. More than …

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How to buy art you Love

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What are the best steps to take in deciding on the perfect piece of art? According to a recent survey by University College London, looking at a beautiful work of art impacts the brain in the same way as falling in love with a person. How to buy art, whether it is an original or …

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How are your happiness levels?

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How do you feel? How are your happiness levels? Do you self check on a daily basis to see how you feel? Is there a time, at the end of the day, that you feel you are OK and you had a happy moment that day. I have this quote pinned to my wall; “Happiness …

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Hope can set your Free

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How can you be free from today? Hope can set you free. A simple statement although one that may think is a distant one during these times. How do you keep hope alive? How do you live your life so hope can set you free from the pressures of the daily grind of life. When …

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Look for Light

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Look for light as you go through your day. “Look for light”, says my mom as I work through the realization that my life is so drastically different. Without art fairs to travel to in the US and events canceled in Canada, there is a coming to terms with the fact that the Covid effect …

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What is your perfect day?

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How to decide on what is a Perfect Day? What is your perfect day? A day where everything lands just right. Have you gone through the process? From the beginning till the end looking close to the things and actions that make it perfect. Your breakfast, your work, your day to enjoy the outdoors, the …