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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.

13 Strategies to Increase Focus and Productivity for Creatives

Here are 13 of my favorite strategies for artists and creatives who want more focus and more finished projects: 1. Track your time. Analyze the results after a week. At the end of the week you will see the truth of your relationship with time and you can get rid...

Plagued by Self-Doubt?

Plagued by Self-Doubt?

When it comes to doing your most important work, you will be plagued by self-doubt throughout the journey. It’s normal.  Sometimes the doubt stops us in our tracks or sends us to bed in our pajamas for a day.  Sometimes the doubt is just a blip, a brief thought...

The Principles of Design: What are they, and why do they matter?

If you’ve been around any sort of creative industry or practice, you’ve probably heard about the “Principles of Design” and their importance to every piece of art. For some, these principles are hard rules to be followed to a tee (though this is a highly ethnocentric...

My first ever psychic reading

My first ever psychic reading

When I was 25, my mom gifted me a reading with a psychic in Austin, TX where I was living at the time. I can still see her clearly in my mind's eye, sitting in a rocking chair, eyes closed, her gray hair long and loose around her shoulders. She was a lovely, gentle...

SoulCollage: Making friends with my Monsters

SoulCollage: Making friends with my Monsters

SoulCollage®: Making friends with my Monsters If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am passionate about art, collage and personal development. I love using SoulCollage® and intuitive art practices to tame some gremlins and make friends...

How do you practice the art of appreciation?

Core Values in Action: How do you practice the art of appreciation? We can talk about our core values all day long, we can make a list and hang it on our fridge (I did) but if we don't understand how to put that value into action, we are not genuinely embracing or...