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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.

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...

Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

Spring cleaning for your Spirit! by Dr. Minette Riordan If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. At the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, our minister commented that "Spring in Santa Barbara is like...

Deep Necessity: The Secret of Success for Artists and Creatives?

Deep Necessity: The Secret of Success for Artists and Creatives?

I’ve been cleaning out my studio and office this week in preparation for a few girlfriends who are coming for art camp next week. And in one of the piles of paper I came across an article written by Brendon Burchard for Success magazine on the topic of Deep Necessity....