Sometimes a little art can bring a breath of healing to the moment. This from Buddha Doodles:
A few quotes that may do the same thing:
“If you have a body, you are entitled to the full range of feelings. It comes with the package.” ― Anne Lamott
“...she made her home in between the pages of books.”
― Maggie Stiefvater
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhani
What's a quote that soothes YOUR soul?
The 2019 "Thought You Could Use Art" Calendar
Thought you could use a little art in 2019. Click here for more about that.
Passion Makes Perseverance Easy
Persistence is one of the biggest assets for creative success.
More than ever we need to immerse ourselves in our creative process for joy, healing and sanity. And more than ever, distractions are holding us hostage because anxiety is at an all time high and distractions are to some, immediate gratifiers.
When we feel passionate about what we are doing, it's easier to show-up. Distractions begin to fade and have less influence.
Here are three reasons why passion can be less accessible:
1. Loss. Loss not only takes away our desire to create but our coping skills draw upon our creativity, so often times it feels like we aren't creative anymore. Loss can be anything from the empty-nest syndrome to the loss of faith in our country's leadership. Grieving has its own mind but we can find our creativity with some kindness and patience.
2. The tyranny of the inner critic. How can we be passionate if we are constantly beating ourselves up, often habitually. Simple tools can shift our criticism to curiosity.
3. Distractions. The immediate gratification of distractions is often more accessible than moving into the complex nature of a creative flow. But there are easy ways to replace distractions with entries to that timeless, ageless momentum.
If you are wondering where your passion is, if you are passionate but want more focus, if you have issues with the inner tyrant, join me in a workshop Thursday November 8, 2018 at 4 pm pacific/ 5pm mountain/ 6pm central/ 7pm eastern where I will share with you some simple Kaizen-Muse Creativity tricks that can get you back on track. I will take a volunteer on a short and gentle journey to more creativity. (Let me know if you'd like to be that volunteer). You can come along.
Sign-up here , P.S. it's free - you can opt for an internet connection or a phone connection. (no camera necessary if you're on the internet). I'll also share with you about the Taos retreat and the excursion to Paris next September
This workshop will be recorded and sent to you if you cannot make it)
October 29, 2018 Launch Date!
Join me for a free online event
The Unstoppable Artist: Claim Your Full Power as an Artist, Make Great Money, and Attract Your P
My friend, Nikól Peterman, Artist Success Coach and owner of the Artist Development Company ZenRedNYC, has gathered more than 25 of the best mentors to give you the top industry secrets for FREE!
I'm super excited to be part of this event because it's not just TALK…
Every training will give you the most cutting edge tools and strategies, proven to work, you can implement right away.
November 1-4, 2018
SKETCHKON 2018 PASADENA is filling up fast!!
For three fun-packed days, we’ll experience a non-stop smorgasbord of rich visual presentations, inspirational talks, collaborative art projects, technical demonstrations, sketchcrawls, and one-on-one advice.
For the first time ever, over five hundred creative folks — including many top sketchbook artists from around the world — will gather in sunny Pasadena to celebrate our art. I will be giving a keynote and a workshop*. SIgn-up soon!
Danny Gregory, Austin Kleon, Jane La Fazio and many more instructions will be there including your tribe. Hear from Danny here.
Mondays, January 28 - May 20, 2019
Become a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach
And now for a very DIFFERENT way to learn to mentor people using creative tools, take your creativity (and your life) to a whole new level, and create another stream of income. Using intuition, imagination,
in-session experiences. This tax-deductible investment pays off in many many ways. More here on KMCC, payment plans available.
The training begins every August and January. Message or email me to apply.
February 15- 19, 2019
The Muse in Winter Taos Creativity Retreat in February fills every year. 16 max to keep it intimate and get to know people. Especially made user-friendly for introverts and those worried about what the hell a creativity retreat is... You get pampered, inspired, well-fed and entertained!
Writing, art, improv, laughter, a private concert, reconnecting with your creative self, transcending the world and finding fun. kindred spirits. For people who don't THINK they are creative, those who want to expand their creativity, and anyone who wants to be pampered and stay where creative greats have gone for many, many years for creative restoration. Invest in yourself in 2019 - it's a good time to focus on your creativity.
Camp Creative Thunder in Taos: A creative summer camp for grown-up kids, happens July 17-21, 2019. Message or email me for more information.
. More here
Find Your Creative Soul in PARIS!
September 12- 16, 2019
If you've been wondering how to get to Paris... here's a great idea for you. Includes:
* 5 Nights at Hotel Henry IV Rive Gauche
* Breakfast for 5 days
* 4 Hosted Dinners including Farewell Dinner on Bateau on the Seine
* 2 Hosted Lunches
* Entrance fees to Musee Rodin, Musee d’Orsy, Eiffel Tower with Champagne at the Eiffel Tower Champagne Bar, Transportation to Giverny, Entrance to Monet Gardens, Metro Tickets
* Morning Yoga
* Photography, Writing and Watercolor Workshops with Jill Badonsky
* Tax and Fee
Limited to 10 people. email or message me if you want to be added to the list of enlightened and interested people or to hold your space. Deets will go out shortly. We will be talking about this in a call on Thursday, November 8., 4pm pacific/7pm eastern. Recording will be available.
Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is founder and CEO of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training founded in 2004, multimedia artist, performance poet, yoga teacher, and author/illustrator of four books on creativity.