Keep Moving Forward Challenge: Week Two

WEEK TWO I started week one of the challenge motivated and excited. I was going to stay focused, be productive, and have tons of accomplishments to report this week. Yeah, you guessed it – that didn’t exactly happen as I anticipated. I got distracted along the path, my attention swayed by genealogy research and televisionContinue reading “Keep Moving Forward Challenge: Week Two”

Keep Moving Forward Challenge: Week 1

WEEK ONE I’ve been informed that I focus too much on the past instead of living in the present or planning for the future. I suspect that I am not the only one who does so. While I journey along my path towards an artistic career, I challenge you to keep moving forward even whenContinue reading “Keep Moving Forward Challenge: Week 1”

Day 111 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge: The Finale

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 111: Artistic Spirit Finale *I wrote the following piece many years ago, during a time when my spirituality was strengthening and my religious identification floundering.  As I’ve stated before, I consider religion and spirituality to be separate entities, and it is not my intention toContinue reading “Day 111 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge: The Finale”

Day 110 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 110: After the Pledge As of midnight tomorrow (January 31, 2015), I will have achieved a goal that seemed both daunting and exciting at its start – 111 days spent writing about the link between art and spirituality. Some posts were more literal whileContinue reading “Day 110 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 79 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 79: Something’s Bugging Me I wasn’t originally going to post today’s entry. After all, I’ve just spent the past 24 hours doing battle with a stomach bug or mild case of the flu. Writing a blog entry wasn’t high on my to-do list. ThenContinue reading “Day 79 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 23 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 23: Seeking Attention “Was I really seeking good or just seeking attention?” That question posed in the wildly popular musical WICKED has been on my mind a lot this past week, and not just because the Broadway show remains one of my all-time favorites. IContinue reading “Day 23 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression This pledge is not intended to promote any specific religious affiliation. Starting October 13th and lasting until January 31, 2015, I hereby pledge to foster spiritual reflection through artistic exploration. Each daily post will feature any of the following: How the creative arts helped meContinue reading “111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge”