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Artful musings

 

Welcome to Minette’s blog where she shares about what matters to her, makes her curious or invokes wonder and awe. Plus poetry, she loves poetry.

Love Notes to Myself: Be a Warrior of Success

This is a love note for you, for me, for all our creative sisters and brothers: it's time to become a warrior of success.  You are the proud owner of a unique and brilliant skill set that will comfortably carry you through life. There is no one else in the world that...

Creative play can ease stress and reduce cortisol

There was a study done a few years ago that showed that 45 minutes of art-making and creative play significantly reduced cortisol levels in 75% of the study participants. Not only that, but they also said, “they found the art-making session to be relaxing, enjoyable,...

Busting the Myth of the Starving Artist

Warning, I am going to rant for a minute. Been feeling this rant coming on for a while and then I got a hit over the head just now and I can't keep quiet. To all the well-meaning parents, teachers and mentors out there who keep telling their kids, students or mentees...

How do you know if your business idea will work?

If you’re like most creatives, your head may be bursting with brilliant monetization and business ideas. You write some of them down; some you miss writing down and they disappear into oblivion; and some you make a start on, but never get around to completing. How do...

Wolf Symbolism Expressed in a Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

I am celebrating finally completing this large wolf painting. I am have always been fascinated with the spiritual symbolism of animals and pay attention to when they show up in my life to guide me or remind me to pause and take notice. Wolf symbolism is powerful...