We are a culture saturated in over-simplification and I'm afraid it's gone to our hearts.💜 Don't get me wrong...simplicity is a good thing like decluttering your space...
But when it comes to self-understanding, self-acceptance and leading with our WHOLE selves, simplicity is the antithesis of EMBRACING who we truly are and can be. And doing this for others.
I deeply value how complex I am, how complex you are, and how complex the world is.
Besides, standing around in a shallow pool gets boring don't you think?
Let's go play in the deep end. We might struggle to keep our heads above water at times, but you can be sure as hell we'll be FULLY alive experiencing it.
Get up, get out and do it. No excuses. 💯 These balloons aptly apply to pretty much everything in life, no? Plus, they’re in front of rainbow wall of books!! 🌈❤️ Loved getting out to do an essential oils workshop at The Skimm headquarters today.🌱Spreading the message wherever I can. #NoExcuses#LookAtThatRainbowBookWall#SkimmLife
Homemade gifts that are quick to make, super fun & get your kids to wash their hands for longer because there are hidden toys inside? Ummmmm, yes please! ⠀
I’m now a fully fledged soap making convert thanks to @livemoor so friends & family, you know what to expect in your stockings this Christmas 🎄😂 The ‘how to’ is on ohsokel.com now...
Take a second and answer this question. Is there a business you've always wanted to start but you are too scared to do it? Do you spend your days aching about an idea you have but you've yet to pursue? Once you've answered this question, click the link in my profile and read all about how to start your very own passion project. I'm sharing the 3 easy–to–follow steps to start creating the business and passion project that you spend your days dreaming about.⠀
In this post I'm also sharing a personal story that I've never shared online before but this part of my life has profoundly changed me and is the very reason I started my illustration line 2 years ago.⠀
Hop on over to my blog and read all about starting a profitable passion project and in the comments below please share with me the thing you've been dreaming of starting.⠀
I’ve been reading this short book over the last few days and it is striking in its ability to speak to the creative spirit. Yes, it’s focused on the writer and those who put pen to paper. I’ve found in these pages so many gems to apply to my own work as an artist. Focusing in while also looking broadly. Avoiding didactic explanation while highlighting the main point. And the work, oh the work. I especially loved this: “one day you might find yourself hating writing precisely because you want to make it so good. Yet this awful truth is just another form of joy. Get used to it. The sun also sets in order to rise.” It is a scary reality that artists of all varieties begin from the bottom of the ladder with each new creation. Finding the persistence within yourself to climb once more takes practice and bravery. I don’t always have the courage (and on those days I read a book like this one to help me take that first step...or I watch Netflix 🤷🏼♀️). This is a great book for your artist library. A++