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This week Awesome Stories celebrates nature and creativity. Nature Inspired Spirits Debra Bernier creates nature-inspired sculptures that touch my soul. I love both her process and her creations. Debra works with driftwood found in her native Victoria, BC, Canada. Before doing any carving, she studies a piece to discover its story and essence. She fuses…

monsters, moss, imagination

Monsters in the Moss

Monsters in the Moss ~ monsters in the moss creatures lurking in the grass silken hideaways imagination run wild dreams to pass the time of day ~ I love the variety of colors, textures, and plants in this corner of the woods. Looking at the image later, I saw what appeared to be two creatures…

art, Cheryl Kellar

Pastel Goddess

Pastel Goddess ~ my eyes fill with desire touched by lips of fire wobbly knees turn to jelly as fear grips my belly I bow before your grace and beg to kiss your face ~ Cheryl Kellar is a modern goddess of art and creativity. Besides these gorgeous watercolor paintings, she brings a flair to everything…

life, growth, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you climate solutions, compassionate care, and healthy change. Climate Solutions People need solutions. They don’t need more data, they need narrative. ..The only way we’re going to get out of this is to have a practical vision that we can all work towards. ~ Paul Hawken I agree with Paul Hawken’s view…

Jason Jones, creativity, poetry

Rocket Man

Rocket Man skating through your life powered by creative play one flies far and fast ~ This painting inspired me to play and create a tribute to Jason Jones and his art. I love that our city, Fayetteville, Arkansas, is now encouraging and sometimes even paying local artists to paint murals and other scenes around…

missing muse

Missing Muse

Missing Muse My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced. Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s…

super bloom, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you super blooms, passion, poetry, and the art of blessing. Super Bloom The deserts in the southwest of the country are exploding in wildflowers with what is called a super bloom. The area has received lots of rain this year and seeds that have lain dormant for years are coming…

creativity, art

You are Creative!

You are Creative! We tend to view creativity as something magical and special given to only the privileged few. In fact, I believe we are all creative. We simply express it in different ways. The main problem is with our limited definitions and perceptions of what it means to be creative. Creativity can be seen as…

white river, goshen AR

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healing with nature, creative wisdom, Peace Fleece and aerial dance. Healing with Nature Research is proving what many of us already know; that time in nature is good for us. Scientists are finding evidence that being in nature has a strong impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us…

photography, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you creative learning, solar homes, role models, forgiveness and ice bubbles. Learning with Movement Teachers and researchers are finding the children learn better with movement. Many of us learn kinesthetically, by doing rather than simply reading about something. This new area of study is called embodied learning and has been…