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Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in Creativity

BuddiesWhat gets in the way of your art. I've been reading more articles about creativity, and for most of us it comes down to convincing ourselves that being creative is very important: important enough to set aside time for it. I'm guilty too - too much time on the computer reading articles about creativity! Time to go paint instead.

New Thoughts

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 in Creativity

I hope that 2016 is a year when you get surprised - by yourself! Yes, that you surprise yourself. That you try something new, or try something old with a new boldness. That you surprise yourself by not caring as much if you fail at something because it means you tried something in a new way. Life is short. Only you can make it an adventure. Painting: "New Thoughts" by Cheryl O - acrylic collage with 22k gold foil and stone. Will be available at Westland Gallery preview show in January 2016.

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Happy New Year!

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Quotable

I know I post this every year - but I kind of like it, and hope you do too. Happy New Year!

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Make Art

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Quotable

Thanks for the great quote, ArtProMotivate!

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Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 in Creativity

May peace and hope be yours this season. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Make Time For What You Love

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 in Creativity

Connected

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 in Creativity

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Unexpected Joy

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 in Creativity

This year has been a good one for rethinking some previous assumptions. I used to think that life was about balance. Nothing wrong with that idea, except life doesn't always co-operate. And when it doesn't, it's a good idea to just let go of that concept. The painting below is called "The Unexpected Joy of Losing Your Balance". Wishing you joy in the midst of whatever may be happening in your world! (Painting available from the artist.)

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Like An Artist...

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Quotable

Painting by Cheryl O

Want to Change Your Life?

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in Creativity

4HorsesSq250The articles about creativity and how very good it is for you, just keep on coming. Here's another good one: 10 Ways that Creativity Can Completely Change Your Life by Lynn Newman.

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