Yikes you guys!! I still have two posts to write and the winners are to be drawn tomorrow!!
( Jan 11th 8.00pm PST)
Looks like I'll have to keep these last two short and sweet
In 2015 a lot of incredible, fantastical things happened in my world!
one of the most incredible was that........
The super awesome, talented and inspirational writer, and all round creative cheerleader Elizabeth Gilbert kind of adopted me as the patron artist of her FB page
Then credited MY book!! with teaching her to paint!
"Today's spotting of Big Magic comes from the wonderful artist, traveler and art teacher whose book Paint Mojo taught me how to paint! " "
She then sent me an advance copy of her new book Big Magic which I read start to finish several times as we traipsed across the world, scribbling and earmarking so many words of wisdom that resonated completely for me in my own creative process and my workshop teachings.
If you haven't yet read Big Magic yet, its a must for every creative being, which is.... ahem.... everyone!
Throughout the year Liz featured many of my works....
"Another beautiful painting (and statement of power!) from our friend, who always brings such brightness to this page...just lovely.
and I am truly grateful for her willingness to support, not only me but so many other creative friends with such grace and generosity.....
Dear Ones -
I want to thank you for the incredibly enthusiastic response to my announcement yesterday about my new book, BIG MAGIC!
(And for those of you who somehow missed my flurry of excitement about the book, here's a link, explaining all: http://etsy.me/1Iqw59y)
Then this happened: A dear friend of this page, an artist named, shared this painting of hers...which just seems to fit the magic and exhuberance of the mood perfectly.
I hope you all have a beautiful day — with magnificence in bloom everywhere you look.
And seriously: Thank you all for seeing me, and for letting yourselves be seen.
I love you guys so freaking much, it's stupid.
more loveliness to be found here: http://tracyverdugo.com "
The post below made me do internal cartwheels for weeks!!
I mean seriously!!!
"I feel like latelyhas become the patron artist of this Facebook page. I just love everything she makes...
By the way, she's teaching an e-course in painting soon, if anyone wants to sign up!
I'm thinking of taking the course myself — both because it could be fun, and because I think it might help me with my writing. Einstein believed in something called "Combinatory Play" — the idea that, by expressing creativity in one realm, you could get inspiration for another. This is why, whenever he was blocked, he would spend some time with his violin. By playing music, some channel opened up in his mind, and he could solve whatever mathematical problem had been dogging him.
Whatever it takes to get the inspiration flowing, get it flowing, my friends!
and this one, well, my heart expanded a little more as I fell into the blissful interconnectedness of it all and the awesomeness of being able to be a small part of what I believe is a necessary and beautiful creative r/evolution on the planet.
and guess what?
you are all part of it too
and I believe in YOU
"Dear Ones -
Our sweet friend(one of this page's most beloved artists-in-residence) sent me this image recently, and I felt the urge to pass it along to you all this morning.
Because I believe in you guys, big time.
In turn, why don't you each pass this image along to someone you believe in today? It's such a lovely piece of grace to let somebody know that you have faith in them, and that you're thinking of them.
Happy Sunday, everyone...and so much love!
ps - check out www.tracyverdugo.com...she's the bomb. "
Please check in with Liz' facebook page Its a daily truth, wisdom and inspiration pit stop for me :)
love to you all on this beautiful day!
Please leave a comment on all 8 posts so far for lots of chances to win.
Let me know if you share on FB, Instagram or elsewhere for more chances.
Todays prize is this 7x8" original painting on paper!
"Whispers of Wisdom"
Good luck everyone!!!