Wow, so I am reading this book called The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, A Course in Discovering and Recovering our Creative Self - Wow!!! I know, some of you are like - "you are just now reading this?" Answer - Yes, it found me a couple of weeks ago, and I never knew about this book. I think this is the best book on this kind of subject I have ever read! I would call it the bible of art thinking. The thing I love about this book, is that it addresses all people. Not just "artists". It is not about the simple idea of art, but actually living a more creative life and being in touch with yourself. It talks about our responsibility to give of ourselves and how we can create for ourselves and others. And the best part is all the creative ideas ans ways to unlock those blocks. It is such a good read - you can't put it down. She talks like she is sitting right next to you, and I understand her. This is rare for me! ha! So, if you have writers block, art block, or simply want to have more creative eyes and ears - READ THIS BOOK! You will love it!
So today, I plan to miss rehearsals because of a sore throat, and rest, and paint! I don't want to get the other actors in Three Sisters get sick, so I can stay home and catch up on a couple of painted wine glass orders. I will post pictures as soon as they are done.
I had a really fun dream last night - I dreamed the kids and I got picked for a photo shoot, but the lady that picked me wanted me to have RED curly hair!!! LOL! So, yes - in my dream, I had the make-up artist give me a perm, and dye my hair a strawberry blond. LOL! It was so funny! Then, the lady that picked us for the shoot, went on to tell me not to worry about the wrinkles around my eyes, or the dark circles because she saw it as aged beauty! She wanted more of it in her pictures. Weird huh?
Oh well - I will update soon. Have a great week ahead! Beth - Kiwi Arts
Kiwi-Arts was founded after a long journey of visions.
One morning I awoke with a strong urge to experience paint. I wanted to feel the paint in my hands, I wanted to touch the brushes, and I wanted to mix colors all day long. I loved the feeling of paint on different surfaces. I developed a desire to apply paint, and scrape it off again, only to continue this process as visions began to reveal themselves. I studied art/painting at Spurill Art Center for the Arts in Atlanta Georgia under the direction of Chery Baird and started to fulfill my desires of freedom.
My paintings are painted by seeing beyond the image itself, and my desire to express freedom. All of my paintings are a spiritual journey and my hope is that my audience is able to feel this journey as they view my pieces.
My goal is to inspire others through my passion for life. My wish for you is to find peace within yourself, and that you listen to the small voice that is within us all. Share positive energy, and fuel others by it. Do not hold onto negative feelings, and express yourself through your given talents.