Art Prompt: For your Business

art along experience Apr 29, 2020

Ironically, once an entrepreneurial business is in motion it's almost impossible to carve out big retreats of time to vision and plan! Luckily, for those of us following a feminine (muse-led) model, what we usually actually need is a simple nudge - a subtle readjustment to roll us in the right direction and then the momentum will carry us forward. 

This last week, for my Giddy Up crew I revisited a favorite collage divination prompt of mine. For this simple session you use collage as an oracle to help you see what you haven't been seeing about your business.  I don't want to ruin the game by sharing the key before you collage but I will say that the poetic information I found in my towers completely opened up the floodgates with clear actions for what's next.  I hope you have the same experience! 

I've got the PDF up where you can grab it. No sign in required but I do hope you'll share what you discover:

inspiredinquiries.com/castle

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Art Prompt: Finding your Seed

art along experience Apr 26, 2020
 
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Art Prompt: Scribbleaze

art along experience Apr 15, 2020
 

Need a quick art prompt? Scribbleaze to the rescue!

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Art Prompt: Exploring Everday Stories

 

This is my favorite sneaky way of making magic. Art along with me or just watch and consider. Part One is above and parts two and three below.

Creating an Ordinary Talisman

And Part Three: Activating a New Story

This mini was delivered as part of Imagine in 2017. My specific & favorite supplies are listed in the menu.  We'd love to see a peek at your journal page. There's an option to upload photos in the comments section below.

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On Transfering Lines

art along experience peek Feb 01, 2020

How do you spend your art time? Why do you make art? The biggest shortcut I take is that 7 times out of 10, when I'm creating a painting, I start by following the lines of a person in a photo. I coooooould be spending my art time teaching myself to draw by hand. But that part is a bit yawn for me. My favorite parts are playing with the paint as it layers on the canvas and finding the story that my developing character wants to share. So I jump right to those parts!

There are some seriously crazy ways to transfer images out there. Light machines, unwieldy tracing paper, a ridiculous technique where you lay down matte medium and then rub it away with water. Gracious, I don't want to spend my time doing any of that either! The easy peasy way is to use charcoal (esp on a canvas) or even colored pencil if you're in your journal:

Following the shape, choosing what to accent and what to adjust, feeling the grace of a curve, noticing the lift of a line - fun!

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Art Prompt: Transcendence

art along experience Dec 01, 2019
 

Part one Ordinary is above Part two transcendence is below:


How can you practice using conversation to move your art from ordinary to transcendent?

(Originally included in the year long course Imagine. Journal prompts available with with monthly subscription)

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Art Prompt: The No Monster...

art along experience Nov 01, 2019
 
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The Rule Maker

art along experience Sep 06, 2019
 

I wanted to share the opening prompt for Rebel Rules because it is deliciously informative, surprising and fun to do. I hope when you give it a go, you'll email me with what you learned!


Day One. Let's get this party started! So! During our three week cycle together we will be defining and refining our own set of rules for wellness. Previously I invited you to start to notice which habits are calling: those you are ready to start and those you are ready to stop. And now I want to you shake all that off and just LISTEN. We're going to invite a character onto the page who is a facet of our internal genius. We're calling this aspect the "Rule Maker" and I'd love you to get ready to be surprised by what they have to tell you. For today's start you'll need your journal, collage supplies and a sense of curiosity!

Summary: Intentionally call upon the "Rule Maker" to reveal themselves as you flip through a magazine and let images pull you. Choose five images that grab you and one...

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Art Prompt: Make Your Mark

art along experience Aug 01, 2019
 

An Inspired Inquiry for Leo Season

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Art Prompt: Resistance

art along experience Jun 01, 2019
 
If you are floundering, finding better things to do, feeling paralyzed, or even feeling comfortable with your daily progress, today I'm going to ask you to use your resistance as a compass to point you deeper.

What awesome excuses are you currently entertaining about why this whole arting experiment should be scrapped? Is it stupid? A waste of time? Or the higher brow "Ahem, simply not a priority." Is the art itself not progressing quickly, deeply, powerfully enough? Have you already failed to show up so many times in these first two weeks that the remaining 77 days shouldn't even be attempted? What fear is smirking under your totally true rationalizations? And what edge is it unerringly pointing you towards?

Tell yourself the truth.
And make showing up a priority today.


We'll be working with resistance more in a journal exercise below. In preparation is an excerpt from the book "The War of Art: Break through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles" that I...
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