I am sort of in LOVE with April. First of all, it is my birthday month, and I have a tendency to stretch my celebrations out a bit. But I am going to redonkulous links to make this year’s birthday celebrations stand out! How am I doing it? I am bringing to life the dream that I had as a wee lass of being a Gypsy Wild Woman.
It’s kind of silly, I know. I turn 44 in 14 days and all I care about is playing out my Gypsy Wanna Be. What’s even sillier though (and I love how delightfully wonderful this is), I am not doing it alone! I have already been joined by a circle of local creatives who are exploring their Inner Wanna Be’s with me (oh, geez! I can hardly wait to show you the great video we put together!!!) And…. I am hoping as I go along on my nearly 3000 mile road trip that others will join the festivities. (And I especially have my fingers crossed that one of them will be YOU!)
I leave on my trip to Wisconsin in 6 days, headed up for the Creatives Celebrating Sisterhood Art Retreat where I will be teaching my Passport to Dreams Come True Class. I am busy in the studio this week getting supplies together and whipping up a few special giveaways to share once I get there. I am also beginning to contemplate the Inner Wanna Be I chose to breathe life into during the trip. I have a special video about that coming out tomorrow. (wink)
Being a Gypsy isn’t the ONLY part of myself that hides just beneath the surface. I have lots of Inner Wanna Be’s (IWB’s). We all do in fact. Sometimes we just aren’t in a place to live out some aspect of ourselves. Perhaps our creativity feels challenged by our environment or some aspect of our culture keeps us from fulling living out what is inside….whatever the reason, that part of ourselves goes underground.
Over the course of the next 4 weeks, I want to invite you to explore your IWB’s, choose one to make a journey with, and invite it to come out to play. “What’s the payoff?”, you may wonder. I think at the very least, exploring an aspect of yourself in a creative way can help you grow your Creative Confidence. And who knows, you may discover a pathway to more heart-felt way of living.
Staying In Touch
I am planning on keeping in touch during my trip by updating the blog with posts, pictures and videos throughout the month of April and a wrap-up after the trip. I would love for you to interact with me. Hey! It might get lonely out on the road!
I have created a page just for that purpose. This is how it will work….
- I will be sharing my post on the blog page and occasionally offering opportunities for you to explore your own IWB, through a journal prompt, creative activity, or perhaps a suggested video topic. (First one tomorrow!)
- I would love for you to create a post with that and leave a link to your post on the IWB’s page. Don’t forget to place a link to my page in your post so others know where to find you.
- You can follow highlights from other Creativity Tribe Inner Wanna Be’s by visiting the page and clicking through to the links at the bottom. Leave a bit of encouragement behind, letting them know you have visited.
- I will also have a badge for those of you who want to get serious about playing with their IWB’s and would like their world to know it. (Coming soon!)
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