Luxury is most often associated with the idea of money, but luxury, by definition, is a condition, not a cost. It is a mindset, not a monetary value. Luxury is defined by Merriam-Webster in a few different ways that add meaning to the idea that luxury is not defined by money. Here they are: A… Continue reading Get Luxury For Free
“C” For Creativity. Creativity isn’t just for making art projects. Creativity is for making life better, no matter your circumstances. As a child, I always wanted to be a mother when I grew up. That was plan A. There were several influences which contributed to this desire. The primary would be my religious beliefs. The… Continue reading Plan C: Make Lemonade
Every virtue in excess can become a vice. This is true of creativity. Here are five ways creativity can be a vice and how to deal with them. They are: Distraction Loneliness Sensitivity Perfectionism Competition Creative people are easily distracted. There are so many options and ideas to choose from. Learn to focus, work hard,… Continue reading 5 Cautions for Creative People
Books are one of life’s luxuries. Throughout history, literacy has always been associated with the aristocracy- the class of wealth, power and luxury. This is still true of our modern affluent society, though perhaps less obvious and even taken for granted. Nevertheless, reading is arguably the most readily available asset to bettering life. Reading is… Continue reading What 10 Books Have Improved Your Life?
Sure I may be biased as a fine artist, but I believe that every home should have original art. Why? Because original art is a luxury. And who doesn’t want their home to feel more luxurious? There are two ways to get original art. You could buy it. Or you could make it. The first… Continue reading Why Every Home Should Have Original Art And How To Get It
Contrary to popular belief, luxury in life need not be bought, it can be created. The truly luxurious things in life, seldom require money at all. As an artist in the blogosphere, what is my message? Well, not surprisingly, my message is about creativity. The world needs more creativity. Why? Because creativity solves problems. Creativity… Continue reading Don’t Buy Luxury, Create it!
In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey references the story from Aesop's Fables, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. The story tells the account of a farmer who discovers his goose had laid an egg of pure gold. Each day another gold egg appears and soon the farmer is very… Continue reading Setting and Achieving Goals
In any endeavor this is the sort of question which either inspires excitement or dread. Recently I’ve had numerous inquiries about my book. These inquiries have begun to make me think it’s time to bite the bullet and start getting the word out. After all that was, in part, why I started this blog in… Continue reading How is your book coming?
"Me Graphsen" (με γραφσεν) literally means, "wrote/drew me" in Attic Greek. From grapho (γραφω), meaning to write or to draw/paint. From this same word we get other common English words such as graph, graphic, calligraphy (meaning beautiful writing), geography (literally meaning earth writing), biography (life writing), lithography (stone writing), and many others. In ancient Greece, craftsmen… Continue reading What does “me graphsen” mean?
The Savior said: "A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel.” He concluded with the injunction to “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”… Continue reading City on a Hill