In Pursuit of Elusive Motivation

If you are attempting to increase your motivation for accomplishing a thing but feel stymied on how to make this happen, then consider the following:

A passionate determination is the true starting point for enabling the release of one’s emotional persistence. Persistence, in turn, opens the (often too tightly closed) gateway into core inner strengths (energy).

We become stronger and more capable (in effect more motivated) for dispelling personal fears –  facing down and overcoming obstacles that frequently occur during our pursuit of goals. The message here is very clear – be passionate. Be passionate with your creative endeavors. Be passionate with your beliefs and most importantly, your belief of self.

You can do this! Yes. You. Can.

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead and always remember to take care of you. I wish you well.

~ Penny

Neverending Change, Captured in Words

Words, words words. They’re amazing things aren’t they? Drifting in, around and through our thoughts and emotions connecting with or latching onto every bit of life’s often overlooked creative aspects and/or acquired wisdom in our daily, sometimes meandering advenures.

Those minutiae of flotsam within life experiences, frequently add to an artisan’s imagination, collaborating with her/his words to bring forth the profoundness of a thought, idea or expression.

On the one hand we’re blessed with this finely honed awareness of life, on the other hand it can often lead us far from our original intent as life is a never ending spiral where the old gives way to the new (and upon occasion revisits the old again) and as we all recognize about change … well … it’s constant, whether we wish it were so or not.


I believe the key
here is to embrace change as often as one can, recognizing that even during its turmoil, within its essence is an neverending source of information and inspiration for the next great thing you shall write, my creative soulmates.

Thanks for reading my written thoughts. I wish you well.
~Penny

The Value of Imagination – Your Creativity and the Written Word.

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In the sky of spiral clouds

the dragons made their lair

in peace they lived for all of time

without a single care

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Albert Einstein said “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” And he should know, being one of the most intelligent scientists in our last century.

When we allow our imagination free rein to explore the unknown, we think thoughts and create ideas that may not have come to mind in an orderly “seeing is believing” mentality. All of us need to function on a daily basis, but how much more wonderful to be able to go beyond the average “every day of things” to see what might lay just beyond …

Creativity functions best when there are no limits imposed on what may or may not be possible. Think on this. Einstein also said “Imagination is more important that knowledge.” And once again, he should know based on his own amazing scientific discoveries.

With all this in mind, allow your inner thoughts some roaming power, jot down creative thoughts and ideas as they come to mind. In fact it’s a great time to explore your own imagination … just imagine what you may find there!

Have a great week ahead and remember to always take care of you. You can’t be there for others if you haven’t taken care of your own needs first!

With affection,

~ Penny

INK – and Global Scribes.org

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INK

When I think of ink, scribes come to mind. Industrious, hardworking individuals who over the millennium painstakingly wrote down historical happenings for the preservation of events and beliefs of the time. Even today if one thinks about ink (unless you’re a printer) you associate it with the writer and his or her written words.

Originally, every written word laid down by a scribe was a work of art, not just the words themselves but also the beauty of their hand written script and scholarly works of art referred to as illuminated manuscripts.

Ink is life’s blood or liquid essence to writer/artisans. It always has been and always will be. Where would Shakespeare or Mozart have been without ink? Yes ink, containing within its elements the amazing magic to convert creative thoughts and ideas into physical reality. And that’s pretty darn awesome, if you ask me. (writer and an artist)

 

Recently I was contacted by Global Scribes™ (A nonprofit organization which fosters global unity by connecting youth to build cultural understanding and worldwide community through the beauty and the power of the written word). As a result, I have participated in a few creative writing projects for them. Including the short piece you just read “INK”.

If, like myself you are interesting in helping a  nonprofit group that fosters and actively encourages creativity in our youth around this amazing planet of ours, I strongly recommend you become involved as well. Contact them at Global Scribes™ . You won’t regret it. Global Scribes is new, young, flexible and appreciating all of the help they can get growing Awareness and Participation. 

Most sincerely,

Penny L Howe

A blog a day keeps the ________!

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A blog a day keeps the creative juices flowing! For me!

Each time I write a post when I hit the publish button I feel a positive sense of personal accomplishment. Something that I started and completed. Something I’m proud of. Something I want to share with others. All the rest is a huge bonus. People visiting and commenting. Visiting other blogs and commenting, various interactions that happen as you build relationships. Each adding to the other.

But the posting itself. Putting together an article with information to share, writing a creative piece of fiction or nonfiction. Writing poetry. Sharing photographs that I or someone else has taken. Presenting an illustration that I or someone else has drawn. Expressing a viewpoint or concern. Celebrating an event. Passing on something new, entertaining or thought provoking.

Just so many creative places to go when writing a post to blog.

How about you? Why do you post? Have a blog? Write?

I’d like to know! Share please, thank you!

~ Penny

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Being an Artist … the good … the hard … the special!

file0002058071745Chances are if you’re reading this you’re an artist. With words, or with a camera, a brush, digital technology, the musical note, acting, singing, dancing, and/or with a hundred other creative endeavors.

You’re an artist and you “feel things” deeply inside! And you feel the need to express those feelings. At the same time you are not terribly good at expressing yourself when it comes to your talent, your artistry. And you are insecure about what people will say or think – but you still want to know, a dichotomy of wishes,dreams and desires. You really want others to know you and what you are doing. And often you wait for some one else to acknowledge your talent before you acknowledge it for yourself!

In the blogging world, don’t wait for someone to “find” you. Go find them first. Let them discover youh because you’ve given them a pathway to follow. The path is your comments in the comment section of their blog. You’ve read their words, viewed and listened to their talent and appreciated them.

In return they will come to check you out. You’re special and so are they. A mutual admiration society. And if they are too busy to follow you frequently than understand that too. It is a fact in the blogging world, some have more time than others.

Share your gift freely when you blog and embrace the talent being given by others! It works. It really does! Keep the specialness of you alive by sharing it with others.

I should know I’m an Artist too and feel the same way you do. Good luck,

~ Penny

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