Monday, February 24, 2014

The dream of Creative Live......part 2......

The initial giddiness of being accepted into Brooke’s class settled in….and I began to really really dig deep inside of myself and gather my thoughts & prayers about this life and this purpose.

What was I going to learn? What was I going to do? Who would I be meeting! 

As the days went on and the short weeks in between After Dark and Creative Live….I found out that the lovely model Jane Love would officially be attending too.  The greatness that I was accepting of…was the greatness of group creativity.  I found that having people to hang around that gave out GREAT energies light me up like no other.  There is just something about being around others that have the same mindsets and goals.  Have fun, creating amazing images and laugh.  

I took myself to the airport and packed as smartly as I could.  I got to test out a new suitcase after retiring my old one.  (at least for now).  When buying new things sometimes you have to drop out the old things just like in life.  To embrace new things and new opportunities…you HAVE to let go of your old mindsets and bring in new thinking towards your future and how BRIGHT it can be.

In my packing strategies – I knew that we would be in a large COLD building and that yes, it was in fact……STILL WINTER.  So keeping that in mind, I brought out quite a few layers that in my mind would work.  I grabbed things that were comfortable and yet so very “ME” that I was just as giddy as taking a picture for art….fashion is another art form that I embrace.  So, I had prepared myself to show “myself” both inside and out. 

When I arrive in Seattle the first day…I met my lovely friend Becka whom I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.  She picked me up from the airport and we had dinner together.  It was soooo great to have a few hours to connect and yes, GET LOST again when finding the hotel. LOL!!!!  I found out that she is organizing a great event to Romania and I remembered that the lovely lady here in DFW had given me 2 large bags of wigs.  I found out she did need a few for their clowning troupe.  I can’t wait to get those to her! I love when things work out just right for those whom I support and love!!!!   

I arrived at the hotel in the evening…realizing…OH MY…according to the schedule…we had an EARLY MORNING ahead of us.  I was in surreal-land excited about what was to come…and said to myself….”How am I going to sleep???”

A view out the room window.

Then I took a few moments to pass out gifts of thankfulness to 2 special people.  I couldn’t have been more excited to “CREATE” in a state of thankfulness to spread love to those whom I care for.  I decided to do it that nite because I knew the next 3 days….Would be mind-blowing.

Hand made pin by me, Pink Light Images - inspired by Brooke Shaden

part 3...............................coming soon.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The DREAM of going to Creative Live....part 1.

I have been in this willllld whirlwind since the beginning of 2014.  I've been seeking deeeep within to where I'm supposed to go and what I'm supposed to do this year with my creativity and photography. :)

I have been in the DARK about it.  I have been walking the path of the UNKNOWN about where I'm going, yet soooooooooooooo confident that I'm walking right where I am supposed to.

I have spent the last year opening up my dreams and seeds and watering new seeds as well.  I believe that what helped me the most was being around the people that are in a place to PULL "me" out of me.  I believe that my inner artist was just WAITING to come out and play.  In this last year I discovered the fairytale we call.

Brooke Shaden.

Over this last year I met her and took some of her classes at After Dark.  Now we can stare in awe and wonder at the pictures she makes and the art she creates, but one has to wonder....IS THERE MORE?  And i got my answer as I sat in the Intensive at After Dark and thought to myself....

Gee, I entered the contest for Creative Live like 15 times and my computer, my browsers were all against me.  I had resolved to just let it "be" and move on with life.  But when I saw Brooke at After Dark...I realized....what am I doing?  What is this dream?  

She had us do some creative exercises that really got you thinking.  I mean really, we had TWO HOURS in the class to spread out, dig a little deeper and be inspired.  In those 2 hours I thought and thought and thought how I had talked myself out of going to Creative Live because of an overlapping event.  The longer the class went on - the longer I talked myself INTO it.

As a creative, we HAVE to find creative ways to make dreams happen OR open ourselves up to present or ASK for those opportunities.  She had commented about me as branding...and when I wrote on my paper "go to Creative Live with Brooke"....I realized WHY NOT.  WHY NOT make this happen - take this chance and speak it out loud.

I spoke it out loud....sounding so silly because I had said earlier I had a schedule conflict...but I knew then I would find a way to make it happen since most of the action was going to happen on Sunday.  I could totally be back by SUNDAY in dallas right? LOL :)

After class, we made it happen.  I was invited out by Creative Live and I talked to my husband in great detail and then bought my flight.  It was then...again...I had gotten part of my answer to an already burning prayer in my heart...."what am i doing next?".....

Part 2..................................NEXT

The day i left................i saw THIS on my phone.
I've been seeing multiple numbers A LOT............without even trying.