A Muse's Dream Season 1, Episode 6
Kaizen-Muse Creativity Tools
A Muse's Daydream (R)
"I often feel not perfect, just yesterday felt a lot like a rhomboid and my life is a bit lopsided – heavy on art supplies, light on organization, sensibility, stability, and underwear with good elastic." ~The Museum of Unfinished Projec
If we put everyone's unfinished projects together, there would be a virtual galaxy of unfinished planets, orbiting our good intentions and being puzzled at our tendency to feel bad about it.
A natural part of being human in the creative process to begin projects and then not finish them. Congratulate yourself on being human if you're one of those people and if you're not... what have YOU been drinking?
I start things and don't finish all the time. In these next few newsletters I will share why.
One of the reasons we abandon projects is we have a standard to which we feel we didn't measure up. What if you backed down a bit and accepted the project "as is." Wouldn't it also be an exercise in accepting ourselves as is? When we do that, we are on our own side and choose creativity out of love instead of pressure, comparison, and "I have tos..." Chances are if you revisit some of the projects you abandoned, you might like them more than you think. Or you might be inspire to have a reunion with them.
What if you said, "It's close enough!"
What if we are people who like to start projects and not finish them? In the realm of mindfulness, that's okay too. I suspect even if you claim to be someone who doesn't finish projects, you've finished many. I have. Let's give ourselves credit for those instead of letting the negativity bias steal our joy and keep us in the never never land of never enough. When we do acknowledge what we HAVE done, we have a place to push off of to either finish more, or be okay with finishing what we do.
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Time to Wandershine,
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Thank you for this ! Your amazing voice and those fairy tales that just release the pressure on us and make us feel good and warm ! Thank you !
UNFINISHED SENTENCES Often an unfinished sentence will take us on a journey we wouldn't have had if we started from scratch. Choose one of these according to what gives you the most juju, and keep going:
Did I tell you about the time I ...
It's in moments like these ...
In front of me is ....
In the fairy tale, I am the ...
I am being followed by...
A lot of us have Zoom accounts now. If you don't, use photobooth or any mechanism where you can see yourself.
Do an unconventional blind contour of yourself which means look at yourself on camera, but NOT at what you're drawing. You MAY lift your pen from the paper.. and be okay with eyes or mouths not landing on your face. Celebrate the imperfect you.
Leave it unfinished in mischievous satisfaction.
VISIT AN UNFINISHED PROJECT
Admire what you DO like about it.
Consider taking it to the next tiny step.
Put it in an envelope and mail it to ME... or someone.. Help keep the P.O, in operation.
Join me for a Special Edition of my Wobbly Mandala Party on Zoom Saturday, September 26 at 1pm pacific/ 2 mountain/ 3 central/ 4pm eastern Let go of your perfection and get into the relaxing, timeless flow of making a mandala without worrying about being symmetrical. It's been a crowd pleaser and a place to restore our sanity. Co-hosted by Pink and Paisley magazines in the Golden Isle of S.C. and Georgia. Limited space: Sign-up here
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.
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
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. https://zoom.us/j/887946679 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.
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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.