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Inspired By Artists

Recently I got to be part of a Facebook live sale where Tish Johannon Creations Facebook group showed off some beautiful jewelry to internet land. It was fun, and Klee and I were inspired to do our own type of Facebook live sale (coming soon).

Holly Powell contacted me recently to tell me that she had set up her own selling opportunities in a busy restaurant parking lot and was making a killing on art sales.

Esther L Jones is doing a Tea With Esther on YouTube Today at 7 pm Central where she invites you into the conversation to discuss the ancient, divine magic of art, music, and tea in a world starved for light and peace. You can join in here https://youtu.be/feHIDJtRUjg

Dana Ellis did an art hunt to inspire people in her community!

Some of these artists say they were inspired by Klee and me in the videos, book, podcast, and being part of our Patreon community, but I’ll be honest… Artists are all amazing, and we are endlessly inspired by their raw determination to create and push outside of what they know, to explore more about themselves.

These are just four examples of artists pushing outside of their comfort zones and doing something that they have never done before, in order to connect with people. They are blazing their own trail and doing their own thing.

In my opinion, that is what it is all about. As artists we express ourselves during all times, using whatever tools we have available to us, and venture into new potential head on.

So many artists have been innovative in sharing themselves and their creations like never before.

So my question is simple, are you inspired? Are you pushing through your comfort zones? Or are you waiting around to get discovered?

It’s up to you.

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Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Rafi And Klee Studios

I’m writing this because sometimes I don’t feel as creative as usual. There are days where I’m just staring at a blank canvas, or the cursor blinking on a blank screen as I attempt to write my book.

With my book in particular, I’ve been stuck. I’ve been in a middle-earth of wanting to write, but can’t.

I am writing this right now to Be Raw. To Be Real. To Be Honest.

To Be Present.

For me, inspiration starts the moment that I just focus on this moment right now. The joy of writing this line. The idea that one of you may read this. It’s inspiring. As long as I allow myself to go there.

Inspiration does not magically show up when I snap my fingers. Although, there are days that I wish it worked that way.

Sometimes I’m on fire… other times it’s more of a tiny flame

Inspiration for me is like a small buzzing of a bumble bee that is skipping from flower to flower. Fuzzy concepts and ideas that don’t have any solid foundation.

And then, just like that — Poof. It’s gone. The tiny bumble bee turns into a grouchy old man yelling words of self-doubt, self-apprehension, and indecision into my brain hole.

“Shit, I had it!”

The crumpled piece of paper.

Sometime I just have to be Patient, Open, and Honest.

And Present.

Because, inspiration comes from inside of us. It comes when you least expect it, or when you most expect it. It is your best friend, or a bitter ex girlfriend. It could be an inspiring memory, or a new experience. It comes from moments of frustration, fire and passion. It comes usually when you are ready to give up.

Ultimately, your inspiration is you. It’s how you see the world. So no matter how stuck you may feel.

Don’t give up yet… and keep smiling.