Notes For Creators

notes on creativity and connection

We’re living in the inflection point

We’re all creatives now, whether we recognize it or not. This era is marked by frenetic creation. The new supersedes the barely-no-longer new with surprising quickness. The laptop I’m tapping away on. It’s so last year. There’s a newer version that’s even bendier. Lighter too. Plus it’s amped up to new steroidal highs with more/better […]

Note: Laughter

Live at the speed of laughter #NotesForCreators These Notes are reminders to myself. I hope by sharing the Notes that they spur you too along your path.  Want to spark your creative best? Check out this little book. Many of the #NotesForCreators thoughts are explored in depth in these pages:  Burn Baby Burn: Spark The […]

Write a new truth

“Write down your new truth. Make it exactly opposite of your greatest fear.” ~ Suze Orman   When you clarify your Vision and your Purpose you are taking Suze Orman’s advice to heart. You are writing a new truth for yourself. And then acting on it. At first in small steps, and then in ever […]

Note: The mark of a Master

The mark of a Master: To make all you encounter feel adored #NotesForCreators These Notes are reminders to myself. I hope by sharing the Notes that they spur you too along your path.  Want to spark your creative best? Check out this little book. Many of the #NotesForCreators thoughts are explored in depth in these […]

The spirit of modern bohemia

Confiscated from Wikipedia (which confiscated the quote): The impish American writer and Bohemian Club member Gelett Burgess, who coined the word blurb among other things, supplied this description of the amorphous place called Bohemia: To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment — […]

Note: Renew

Today is a good day to renew your vision #NotesForCreators These Notes are reminders to myself. I hope by sharing the Notes that they spur you too along your path.  Want to spark your creative best? Check out this little book. Many of the #NotesForCreators thoughts are explored in depth in these pages:  Burn Baby […]

Like a butterfly, Freaky Beautiful is morphing into something, um, beautifuller

Freaky Beautiful is morphing into NotesForCreators.com. Join the mailing list by clicking here to be notified. The World Is Freaky Beautiful was a wonderful caterpillar. Now we’re pupating and soon Notes For Creators will emerge. Thank you for this exciting ride — thank you for reading — thank you for your emails — thank you immensely for propelling this project into […]

A reach artist

  Here’s a concept for you: A reach artist When I met with Amy Sullivan in October we talked art and artists. She mentioned a couple of artists in a gallery, noting almost under her breath about one of them, “she’s a reach artist.” When asked, Amy said a reach artist for her sets a benchmark. […]

It can’t keep us from our purpose, unh uhn

But doesn’t everyone want to be happy? Maybe not. Life is too short to do what doesn’t matter, to waste your time on things that don’t amount to much. What we all want is to know our time on earth has meant something. We can distract ourselves with pleasure for only so long before beginning […]

Crisis means to sift

What do you do when hit with colossal disappointment? Here’s a suggestion. Take a cue from Glennon Doyle Melton in Love Warrior, in which she says: Crisis means to sift. What is left when you go through a crisis is what matters. I’m reading a gobsmacking memoir by Jewel. Here’s a post from her book […]

Spirit feather

As is our ritual, I took the dogs outside for a pee. Me too. Sometimes I go with them. In solidarity, of course. There, inches from my stream, lay this feather. The light caught it magnificently. It lay there whispering on the grass, resplendent in its translucence. I believe this: You have to follow the […]

“The morning that transformed my entire life”

During the 2008 crash Hal Elrod suffered through a financial collapse. Which spiraled into an emotional collapse. Depression and thoughts of suicide came . . . then this. This realization, leading to this change: Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world. Our level of success is always going to parallel […]

You do some things just because (like this)

See this portal to nowhere? It’s the entrance to a cat run in the backyard of a Statesville, North Carolina home. Five cats in one house need some leg room. Artist Amy Sullivan repurposed these antique glass doors as the entryway to her cat corral. The cats come in via a tube through a window. […]

” . . . and work backwards from there”

In conversation with a friend I expressed my exasperation with the obstacles my Dad was throwing in the way of getting the proper care he needed . . . he’d fallen and wouldn’t let us get an ambulance for him. He’d managed to get into his recliner and refused help. Mike threw out some ideas […]

Hell in the Hallway

When one door closes, another one opens, but it can be hell in the hallway.  The hallway is that place between jobs, between relationships, during a major illness or after a permanent change or crisis. Life as you know it has ended, and you’re not sure what’s coming next. . . . . .  The […]