Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Pampering Continues!!!

Transformation Soup: Healing for the Splendidly Imperfect

“I am indelibly connected to everyone else.” Sark…what a perfect statement for the healing heart, soul, spirit, and body. We are all connected and we are all in this “transformation soup” together, as imperfect as it may be.

This book is a wonderful book no matter where you are in your life. Healing from a broken relationship, stuck in your art, drifting to no where, having a mid-life crisis, dealing with someone else’s mid-life crisis or enjoying a wonderful love filled relationship, thriving in your art, and getting along with mom. It is filled with truisms, ideas, and ways to pamper your muse, take care of yourself and love yourself, while helping others to love themselves and focus on all that is good/bad in your life. It helps us to hold onto the ambiguities and embrace our paradoxes as being our unique way of living and loving in this world.

We all need to heal and that healing is imperfect, will always be and needs to be. However, in the healing process comes the realization that we are all we need to be, we are all we ever have to be, we are enough as we are…and there is no guilt, no remorse, no unlived experience…there just is who we are. The ideas in the book for healing help to pamper your muse and take care of yourself as well. Be it a night out with the girls, a good book, a box of chocolate and some good wine, a massage, a Pilates class, or a wonderful yoga teacher, we need to care for ourselves, love ourselves, and be ourselves first and foremost…so we can be there for the other loves in our life.

As SARK so aptly puts it, "we are all swirling in the soup together" and that "whatever healing work we each do contributes to the healing of all of us."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sark Recommendation #1

Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper
Starting with a Writer’s Manifesto that welcomes us to write our truth, from the heart, with no expectations or comparisons…just pure, unequivocal joy, Sark’s book, Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper invites the writer to come in and partake of a writerly journey that is joyous, reflective, abundant, and nourishing. As you enter this world of writing to honor the essence of your soul and spirit, you give voice to the inner you in a way the world has never experienced you before.

With eight delightful chapters, you can start anywhere and follow it to anywhere. As with all Sark’s books, there is no right or wrong, left or right, here or now. There is just joy in discovering something about yourself, your muse, your creative energy, and your way of knowing the world.

Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way said, “SARK is a sparkler who jump-starts the creative process. Her ideas are user-friendly, innovative, and pragmatic.” What a beautiful description of a friend that you can take with you anywhere and who will always be there. The wonderfully colorful pictures, drawings, designs, and layout welcome you to just open the book and let your mind go with whatever is on the page.

If you believe the universe will conspire to get you what you need when you need it, then Sark is for you, because you will find within the pages of all her books, just what you need to nurture your muse, get reinspired as a an artist, break through a block, and honor the artist within…with love, care, and kindness.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Inspiring Books and Book Contest

Books: for Pampering your Muse!!!

Books can be very inspirational and the writers who we love can be very inspiring to allow our muse the time, place, and luxury to be in the moment and to discover who we are as artists.

Starting in the month of April, I will go over books that inspire me by author and I will be sending one of these books to a randomly selected group member who posts during the month. I will start with Sark. Her whimsical musings, advice, inspirations, and style are truly inspiring. She reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously…not to limit ourselves with the past, and not to forget to truly pamper our muse and take care of our creative spirit…be it through sleep, writing, playing, reading, or having FUN!!!!

SARK's website, Planet SARK is a wonderful cacophony of love, laughter, and being in the moment. Her books are AWESOMALLY inspiring and each and every one of her e-programs are a winner for young artists just starting off and seasoned professionals who just need to feed .

Keep tuning in for specifics on each of Sark's books and her online courses. One lucky poster will win one of Sark's treasures by the end of the month. And if you have never read a SARK book, go to a used bookstore and pick one up…you will be hooked on first read.

Y otra vez, gracias for joining me on this journey…