On the Edge of the Abyss

When is it time to hold on or let go? I had a dream that left me thinking this Sunday morning. A man was climbing a cliff face. He was free soloing. That means he was climbing without the protection of ropes and he was not climbing a cliff that over looked a beautiful ocean that could break his fall. He liked it that way. He was climbing with a group of people who had climbed ahead of him and...

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Advice I Would Give My Young Self

I was watching a new sci-fi show the other evening. An interesting character took the opportunity to send a message back in time to his young self. It made me wonder. What kind of message would I send myself? When I was in my teens and early twenties I was freaking brilliant! At least I thought so. In spite of being disappointed in the world, I thought I had most of it all figured out, until I...

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Muse in the Molecule

I was intrigued by the title. “DMT: the Spirit Molecule“. It seemed right up my ally, seeing that my Muse still hasn’t returned. It’s a documentary about an account of Dr. Rick Strassman’s DMT research through a multifaceted approach to the hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants. It has interviews with a variety of experts explaining their thoughts...

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1 For Linda – 0 for Muse

Creating without the Muse Last time I let you know that I ‘fired my muse’! I’ve been experiencing a spiritual crisis and I have not be talking about it, to anyone. I have a lot of mixed emotions surrounding this subject. As an artist who has always felt my biggest inspirations have come from something greater than myself, I felt like a traitor to even admit I could possibly be...

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I Fired my Muse

I had a wonderful time taking to a fellow artist Lisa Steinke today. We talked a lot about getting in touch and working with our muses, and it just occurred to me that I may have actually fired mine. I not only suppressed it, I think I actually evicted it! For those of you who aren’t sure what a Muse actually is, the brief description would be (verb) to think or meditate in silence, as on...

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