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  "We have a flock that we belong to … even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like it… When are ourselves and climb through the window, we find them. Be kind to yourself."
~ From Shepherd's Pie Episode 2, Season 1 Daydreams of Muses

Dear ,

It's been awhile since my I've had a book published and although my art has been keeping me in a tantalizing tango, love for the subconscious spillings of words onto pages is a "high" that knows no equal for me.  I've been missing a long-tern relationship with a writing project. Writing is my first love.

As a creativity expert, I know that sometimes creativity takes a hiatus whether we like it or not. She has a mind of her own for reasons known and unknown. Experiencing that hiatus personally is much more painful than knowing about it theoretically, but through it, I've trusted she'd be back. Trust is a powerful force in the creative process even if it's not 100% in operation... I just didn't know when or how my writing would be back, because gee, it had been awhile.

A few weeks ago, the stars came together and shot a dazzling AHA! across the galaxy of my mindful attention and the constellation in the sky said "PODCAST" with an asterisk that said *MAKE IT SHORT!!!! So my creativity birthed a very different kind of podcast ... but it needed to be short!!!!! for the 2020 attention span.
I call it Daydreams of Muses and it disguises creative inspiration in off-beat   quirky, metaphorical stories designed to relax, amuse, and inspire your creative sanity during a rather insane time.
The lastest episode is called Shepherd's Pie and is all about grace, belonging, and what happens when you climb through a window feet first.
Here's a taste of Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie and Butterfly Thoughts are found on the following outlets:

Subscribe to be nurtured, amused and inspired, with short!!!! journeys into other worlds
and if you leave a favorable review, 
I will send creative meteor showers in your direction. Thank you.

 "Jill Badonsky serves us a real treat, allowing us to ride the whimsies in her creative mind! She sparks every sense, capturing our wandering attention yet setting it free at the same time. In such small delicious bites, she ultimately leaves me hungry for more! πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹" ~HKM/SD for Butterfly Thoughts

  Take Care,

Elke Trittle is one of my favorite artists. Use her painting (click to make it bigger) as inspiration for the following:
Continue with one of these sentences in poetry or prose:

I've noticed the planets have... 

The sky is red today....
Render your own version of this image in blind, partial blind, or full sight. Modify it with your own designs, shapes and colors. Color it in and notice how relaxing that is.

Share with me if you are so inclined, I'd love to see.

Writing for Fun and Sanity

Saturday, September, 2020 12:30 pacific/3:30 eastern   Open for registration click here (A few spots left)
Right now, life is charged with weirdness, new feelings, and even a form of future nostalgia.  Find out some simple ways to capture these things or to lose yourself in a flow somewhere else.

Writing As an Easy Art

Tuesday October 13-November 10
Tuesday (5 weeks), 1-3 PM
 We will be using art to inspire writing and writing to inspire simple art. Especially for intimidated beginners and those believing this is the perfect time to venture into creative community and offbeat creativity. We will be making zines, exploring who we are through art and writing, and just escaping reality with some fun.This class filled up the first time around.  Almost full! For more information
Wild Abandon in Watercolor and Sketching
October 15-November 12 FULL -waiting list
Thursdays (5 weeks), 10 AM-12 PM
Let’s get into that playful state that makes art possible. Using fleeting multimedia projections, poetry, music, the silly and absurd, you will be tricked into effortlessly colliding with your true creative voice without overthinking or scaring it away. Any perfectionistic tendencies, comparison to others, hesitancy, and/or immobilizing self-judgment will be terribly confused and ask to be excused.  More information here

Just Added- The Dance of Art and Words

Afternoon Workshop, Saturday November 14, 2020 1-4pm

An afternoon of writing and art especially for those who need to play, escape into the creative process, and find new ideas to obsess on in a non-intimidating, non-critique atmosphere: More here on that dance

Complimentary Parallel Universe Time: Going on 11 years
PUT is holding the space for each other to focus on our own work in distractible times. It's a grounding feeling that makes focusing easier. You're invited. Just keep this link in a place you can find it and click on it. Bring something you want to work on, I'll be holding the space for you to do just that, distraction-free.  
8:30a pacific, 9:30a mtn, 10:30a central, and 11:30a eastern on Mondays. Let me know if you want to be put on the reminder list that goes out every Sunday evening. 

Upcoming, Email or Message me for more information:
  • Creativity on the French Riviera has been rescheduled to May 2-8, 2021


Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., Creator and trainer of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training (since 2004), author/illustrator of four books on creativity, multimedia artist, internationally recognized retreat leader, yoga/mindfulness teacher,  inspirational humorist, creative mindfulness teacher, poet, and cat servant.
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