What is Your Creative Force? Do you want to reach your highest potential? Are you hitting a ceiling? How do you reap more than you sow? These secrets have always been with youYou simply need to be enlightened about them. This and more can be had by following the advice from Kevin Nixon.
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Are You Your Audience? ... I thought to myself (in run-on sentence form), "If I need to change the title and take the fun out of the writing, never mind publishing conventionally, I think I'll just publish the book myself because it is after all, a book on CREATIVITY so I'm thinking MAYBE it can be DIFFERENT." Two months later an agent grabbed the original version and within two weeks, five of the biggest publishing houses in New York were bidding for it. ... ... I had followed the advice of one of the Muses I wrote abouta Muse called Audacity.
Any hesitancy to "make your mark" is rooted in fear. Dig to the root of the fear and it will almost always be unfounded.
In this step you are simply starting "the ball rolling". This is where we "cast out our net." Don't think about the final outcome, just cover the blank canvas with color, maybe even add some texture. Don't judge, don't criticize. This is the brainstorming stage of painting. You are open to all possibilities at this
In real life, the foundational steps of any creative activity is to "just do it", without worrying about the final result. Say you want a new job. The "foundation" of creating this change is to simply open up to the possibility. Replace all the excuses with reasons why you ARE going to find a new career. Then, make some phone calls to people who have made a similar change or who are in a career in which you are interested. Sign up for a class. Look at the want ads. Let people know you are looking for a new career. You are not going to quit your job tomorrow, you are just taking a step in that direction.
If you are thinking TOO much, and afraid to make the wrong mark, paint with your non-dominant hand. It takes all the pressure off!
We need to learn that when opposite colors mix together we get "mud".
However, when small amounts of an opposite color are added into another we get an "earthy" shade of that color + we also get the color of SHADOW.
When we paint SHADOW colors on our painting it makes all the other colors that are not shadow colors look ILLUMINATED. So, in other words, to have illumination, we have to
add SHADOW. It is like this in life. The shadow times are what teach us what we need to know to experience illumination. One can't exist without the other. When you are living
your life as ART, you realize that it is necessary to have CONTRAST and that there must be both the DARK and the LIGHT areas of the painting.