Book Recommendation: Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brushstroke at a Time by Whitney Freya

In the summer of 2017 I had a returning desire to make creative gifts to sell, and also wanted to start teaching on-line art classes. But I felt there was something missing from my business approach, something missing from my art, but I could not put my finger on it. I was taking Amber Kuileimanilani Bonnici's semi-annual free Woman Unleashed Online Retreat at the time. In this online retreat she gathers women in the businesses of art, spirituality, and yoga, among other things, to teach a free lesson in their field of expertise. Whitney Freya was one of those teachers. After enjoying Whitney's class, and before I joined her community, I followed her on You-tube. I felt a connection to what she was saying, a knowing that resonated with my soul. I felt that she had the key to what I felt was missing from my art, and my life. I was not ready to sign up for any of her classes yet, and couldn't hit the buy now button for her book. There was so much going on in my life. I felt…

Overcoming Self Doubt - a Quiz

Write down the answers to each of these questions on one sheet of paper.

1. How often do you start a project, have a great idea, have a dream?

2. How many of those projects were started, great ideas and dreams acted upon?

3. How many of those projects were finished, great ideas developed, and dreams fulfilled?

4. How do you feel when you have a project, idea or dream?

5. How do you feel when you prepare to start the project, idea, or dream? 

6. How do you feel once you have started the project, idea, dream, and you get that feeling that what you are doing doesn't matter, or no one will like it, or something along those lines?

7. How do you feel when you completed a project, developed the great idea, or fulfilled that dream?

I bet you are feeling a bit down after answering those questions.

You can probably come up with at least a dozen reasons why you shouldn't follow through with something.  Is that how you want to spend your precious time on earth?

Now, get out another sheet …

Patience, Ingenuity, Persistance and the Creative Process

Patience, Ingenuity, and Persistance are part of the creative processes of design.  
How do I know this?  From years of college level and beyond study and certifications?  No.  I learned this by looking at my own design process.  How do I move from a problem or idea to the final product?  
How often do YOU have an idea in your head, something you need or want, wish you could make, etc, and rather than figuring out how to make or design it, you give up because it will take time and thought, and patience. 
Without patience, ingenuity and persitance, anything you want to create will not make it to completion.
Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do."
So with that in mind, it's time to start a project we've been putting off, work at it a little bit each day, from planning, to gathering materials, to working on it step by step.  The more we practice starting, following through, and completing a project, the more likely we are to succeed at the next project.  What be…

Zenflower Mandala Level 2 Delayed

Hi Lovelies!

Thanks for hanging in there waiting for Zenflower Mandala Level 2 to start.  I've been having some technical difficulties on multiple levels.  I am working on it and do expect to have this class up and running by the end of August. You can still sign up if you haven't yet. 

In the mean time, check out my instagram (@karenpruzansky and @artistic.imprint) and facebook (@artimprint)pages for some inspiration.

Thank you for your patience and your concern.

Imprintably yours,

Karen Pruzansky
Multi-Media Artist