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 A Muse's Dream by Jill Badonsky Season 1, Episode 5
 A Muse's Daydream   (R)
"You cant force poems, they come more easily when youre out on a walk looking at how the primrose are coming along, watching the shadows move across the wood floor, soaking in a tub filled with rose scented bubbles..." ~That's Not How You Do It, Muse Episode 5

 In the Issue:
  • This first article
  • The one after it
  • A Creative Prompt
  • Workshops and Events

Dear ,

The creative process isn't ordered up like you order a pizza.  Inspiration often occurs when we are doing something else.

I get ideas when I'm showering, walking, or staring at the pear-shaped lamp. Often when I'm listening to podcasts an idea completely unrelated to what I'm listening to surfaces. I get excited.

Studies have shown that you can become 60% more creative if you think about your idea while going on a walk. 60%! Sometimes it takes a little practice if our minds aren't used to focusing , so we need permission to not to be perfect and just be curious and patient. After awhile the focus comes easier and ideas flow effortlessly

Consider taking one of these questions for a walk - Let go of the need for an immediate answer, just ask:
1. What the next tiny step I could take creatively in five minutes or less?
2. What would make it easier or more fun to begin?
3. How can I do this just a little differently?
 Come Daydream With Me


Here are the latest episodes of Daydreams of Muses:
About a Muse's misguided efforts to lure a poet away from her Rice Krispies box to write a poem. There are Buicks, skyscrapers, and some trout pilaf leftovers. There's also a mischievous poet.
This episode is offered to you as nourishment during the storms we are going through.
Just relaxing with your eyes closed is the way to go when a rainstorm turns into a shower of relaxation and musical notes.
 A Muse's Daydream
  uses mindfulness, wit,
and a secret embedded a story to open up your
creative passion a little further.
They are super-short for the 2020 attention span.

A Muse's Daydream episodes

are found on the following outlets:

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And if you leave a favorable review, 
I will send an imaginary teddy bear recliner to your house

Thank you SO much to those who have already left a review.
Review of Daydreams of Muses  
Maida BP ,
Vintage Badonsky. Really, in-the-now Badonsky. Closed my eyes and went on the journey. Your mind is a wonderland. Keep lighting the way!
  Take Care,

In the episode: That's Not How It's Done, Muse... The Muse scatters some words on the poets paper. Take these words, add more and make prose, poetry, or nonsense:
  • tender
  • turquoise
  • telltale
  • concoction
  • skyscraper
  • Buick
  • punch
  • push
  • collect.

Your creative voice is much more interesting if it isn't perfect. Imperfect has a story. Perfect isn't interesting.
Let go of that stifling control and need for perfection. Close your eyes and draw a birdbath from memory. Notice the energy! Consider giving it a watercolor wash. Email me what happened
Reply to this email or message your responses to me.
Responses from Last Issue:Elizabeth and Portia
For more creative prompts:

Writing for Fun and Sanity

Saturday, October 3, 12:30 pacific/3:30 eastern   Open for registration click here  
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 

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:
  • The Muse in Winter, Taos New Mexico February 6-10, 2021: Mabel's has given me the go for nine participants!
    There's room for only three more people in Taos. More information here.
  • 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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