Accomplish now.


THE START OF SOMETHING. A satisfying place to be. All anticipation and lightning. Until compromise comes up.

Where did this word get such a negative connotation? NO COMPROMISE – Movie trailers. Ad copy. It’s actually inherent in the word’s definition; settling differences by concessions, giving in – exposed to vulnerability. Mutually, of course.

If the tree doesn’t bend, then it cannot live completely, in harmony so close to others. Accommodate. Connect. Debate. Pool resources … Mind meld, work as one, creative partnership, give and take, simpatico.

Look what we can accomplish now.

 

A walk in the clouds.


Walking is my preferred exercise. There’s nothing like opening my front door to a bright clear day, stepping out to feel the sunshine and traveling around the neighborhood on foot. I enjoy these kinds of walks just about every day — uh, no. Wait.

I forget where I am. I live in the Northwest now. Sunny days don’t always apply.

For months, I struggle with the dark break of day. The sun don’t shine, I don’t walk. It’s a little embarrassing, really. Like I can’t handle change. Won’t adapt, get my groove back. I stress over these kinds of excuses just about every day …

Until I make one small shift in thought. One click-through to a new visual. It all comes together then, opens my front door.

Now, I take

a walk in the clouds.

Photo: Cloudy day in the Northwest, by Marty Muniz



The creative practice.


Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about . . .

Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.

-Rumi

Creativity is personal. Emotional. Mindful. An act of faith. Ideas can germinate for an entire growing season or spring to life in an instant. Aha.

I find the creative process to be a creative practice. One I partake in daily.

I’m a writer, a producer, a brand manager, a marketer. I help others by crafting their ideas into inspiring communication – which usually involves my own ideas, too, because my particular talent is building from nothing. Sometimes.

My creative practice not only engages my mind, but my heart. Always.