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Authors : Marney Makridakis

Marney Makridakis

ArtellaLand Founder and Author

Marney MakridakisMarney K. Makridakis is the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community Artella Land. Her first book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life, hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists in several categories. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at

Read her latest series: Hop, Skip, Jump: Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life

Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock

When we get lost in time, there is actually no loss at all; as parts of us are found, it becomes an expansive experience.— Marney Makridakis

Interview with Marney Makridakis
Author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.

Kronos and Kairos
The ancient Greeks had two words for marking the differences between the experiences of time.

Creating TimeCreating Time through Flow
The perception of time; timelessness and authenticity; finding flow in everyday life.

Creating Time through Synchronicity
The awareness of meaningful connections between objects, people, events, symbols, and feelings.

Creating Time Quotes

"In today's technology driven, fast paced, multi-tasking world, it can feel like time is moving so rapidly that it is impossible to keep caught up with basic responsibilities, let alone to have extra time to focus on our dreams, hobbies, and the things that touch our hearts more deeply.

"Creating Time combines creativity with science to inspire readers to re-shape old thoughts and patterns that have been holding them back from being all they can be in this life. It presents a fascinating adventure where readers not only imagine and create but completely reshape the way they think about their own time, using art and imagination as powerful catalysts for lasting change." — New World Library


"In real life, we can call it flow, peak experience, or losing track of time — different labels to describe the same type of experience, an experience that we all seem to crave."

"When we are being true to ourselves and existing in authenticity, we are not measuring ourselves against time or anything else. We are simply being, and this opens a doorway to flow."

"Be gentle with yourself in your explorations, and view your insights with curiosity rather than judgment."

"Creativity, meaning, and time dance together in an unavoidable, and rather effective, cycle: the more meaningful your projects are to you, the more likely you are to engage in them."

"Finding flow in everyday life is all about discovering ways to fill more and more of your time with the things that matter most to you, the things that fill you with curiosity, joy, wonder, and awe."

"Synchronicity awakens and expands our natural curiosity with new examinations of what we believe, what we don't believe, and what we might believe."

"Perhaps the more present, connected, and aware we are, the more we see that synchronicity is the norm and not the exception."

"Synchronistic events can be simple, ordinary experiences, like connecting a quote with a photograph. Or they can be extraordinary circumstances that don't even seem believable."

Art and Life Are On: Artella's Waltz of Words and Art
By Eugenia Toledo-Keyser
A review of Artella's literary magazine Issue #8: The Dreamworld: Night Sees the Day.

Updated 12/13/14