Creative Manifesto

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This prompt would have made me so nervous a couple years ago. I would have skipped this prompt a couple years ago.  Maybe it wasn’t the right time then. Maybe it just would have been a different manifesto then it is today. But I know it is positive that today’s creative manifesto just came out. I think I could add to it, but this is just what I jotted on the paper without deep thought, just speaking from the heart and soul.

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My Creative Manifesto: My Soul’s desire is to create.  Creating art opens me to the Universe. Art allows me to be mindful and present to the gifts of life around me. Art allows me to express myself in sadness and joy. Art makes me feel open, alive, joyful, and full of light and love.  Art heals. By letting art out, I let peace and love in. Moved to a place free of judgment and accepting of all that comes out when I create. My spirit feels free and awake. My spirit grows and expands. I am home.

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She Did

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I relaunched my website officially yesterday. I have had darbyart.com for almost 10 years I believe.  I used to use it to sell my art. I then got busy with other things in life and really didn’t have time for art. My art site sat and collect cobwebs on each of the pages. They felt distant and unfinished.

December 2011, I decided to jump back into art, because I realized it had been a long time since I felt like me.  But it wasn’t until really Michael bought me an iPhone that I received the push I needed as I connected with other artists via Instagram. The iPhone camera opened me up to a new way of seeing and playing.  So the last 2 years, I have just been focused on finding my voice in my art again: art journaling, poetry, and photography really opened me to explore, play, and find me again.  As I had felt so lost.  Now I have clear visions of where I want my art to go and what I need from it.  Because when I don’t create, I do feel lost.  I believe I will reach the goals I have set. Last year I crossed a couple things off my list and I am moving on to the others.

Last night Elizabeth Gilbert the author of Eat Pray Love posted on Facebook as she is on Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour.  She posted a quote from Oprah…

“THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT A SPIRITUAL LIFE. ANY TIME I HAVE EVER MADE A DECISION IN MY LIFE WITHOUT CHECKING IN WITH MY SPIRIT, I’VE GOTTEN MYSELF IN TROUBLE.”

My spirit says I am on the right path and to keep walking it. I know I can –  so I am doing it.  Relaunching this website was one step on my path.

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Handwriting

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I was stunned with today’s news. I am usually unhappy when I hear anyone’s passing, but emotionally I am affected if I know the person. But today’s news of Robin William’s death update me quite a bit. Maybe because of the mention of him battling depression as I know those waters and it extremely hard to swim through it.   He also has really touched me through movies, his stand-up and interviews.  He was always so articulate when talking on any issue.  So yes, I am deeply sad and upset with his death.

Today’s prompt is handwritting and all I could think of was Robin William’s so I did in my handwriting the line from the character Todd Anderson as he stands on his desk  (not the Walt Whitman version which would be O not Oh.)

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