Saturday, June 12, 2010

I've noticed a strange phenomenon lately...

Originally posted on my blog:

"Treasure" Collage by Lani with textures from SkeletalMess.

Ever since I started thinking about and creating this "Postgraduate Studies" program for myself, I've noticed the strangest thing. It's as if the Inner Critic has disappeared.  Have you ever experienced that nagging, critical voice that seems to have an opinion about every thing you do? I certainly have experienced that in my lifetime, but not really recently. I don't know where she's gone, but she doesn't seem to be around here at all. Maybe she's on vacation! I figure my inner critic would need a run down little resort where she could complain about everything to her heart's content. Maybe she's found her own little spot in the sun...  Anyway, where ever she's gone, may she find lots to do and may she stay a good long time!

So now I'm thinking that it would be good to start up a Facebook Page just for inspiration and sites from the internet that I have found useful in this new program which seems to have quieted the inner critic and allowed for more actual creativity.  I figure if this is happening for me, who knows, maybe someone else might find something useful too.  So the new facebook page is Lani's 14 Secrets, and it comes with a WARNING: Contents may trigger many good things.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What would you rather see?

“When you look back in 20, 30, 60 years, what would you rather see? A life filled with stacks of stuff and a ton of obligations and a lot of scurrying around from errand to errand? Or a life centered around carefully gathering valuable experiences and items and goals?”
                             Jeffrey Tang { Minimalist Connoisseurs }

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Do you know Liz Lamoreux?

There's a whole lot of inspiration over on Liz Lamoreux's website.  She's got a great blog where she interviews people (among other things of course), gives them nine questions which they can answer with video and/or photographs.  It's a lovely idea.  Want to have a go?

Here are the nine questions:
Who are you?  What do you love about where you live?  What might your perfect afternoon look like? If you had an hour alone in your studio/creative space, what would you do?  Right now, what are some of your favorite things? What foods nourish your soul?  When you simply need to take a breath and reground yourself, what do you do? How do you nurture your creative dreams?  Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

Use photography or art to answer these questions and share what you discover on your blog or send to me and I'll post here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Art Saves

Do you know Jenny Doh's "Art Saves" series on her website?  Worth a peak!