Friday, February 19, 2010

inspired by the sea...

melissa at the inspired room dot net has asked bloggers to share what inspires us...well, of course, you would know that i am inspired by the sea and everything that shows up to greet me on my morning beach walk... i will share a photo essay today so you can see what i see...and be inspired...

'majesty' amelia island, fl 2/19/2010

how could you not be inspired by this scene every morning? it is the perfect place for my meditative time  that launches my days...

my path to the ocean

i may find a feather at sunrise

or see a gull soar against a firelike sky

i may stroll with a great blue heron

or see a pelican fish for breakfast

or dolphin's splash

i sometimes catch a couple watching the sunrise

or the birds watching the sunrise


i find a heart in the sea foam

or a heart rock

or beautiful nature's vignettes

get close to a tiny bird

 catch the sun rays on the boardwalk as i leave the beach

Monday, February 15, 2010

In Search of Self Love...

every artist should watch this 35 minute movie about life as a creative soul...enjoy



View this movie at cultureunplugged.com


In Search of Self Love : 
A simple yet healing short feature video narrated by artist Rita Loyd. In this video, Rita, as an artist, tells how the creative process taught her to love herself. She also speaks about the true meaning of self-love and what she has learned in order to incorporate self-love into all areas of her life. Rita makes it clear in this video that true self-love comes from the spirit rather than from the ego. As she tells her story, the visual of the video is of her painting the image "Embrace all that you are with love." Be inspired by her simple yet powerful message.

Monday, February 8, 2010

One World One Heart...magic carpet giveaway...

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Ride the Magic Carpet 
Tour over 1000 Artful Blogs
Win Amazing Stuff

what a fun time OWOH was this year
thank you all who visited and subscribed to
my magazine & began following me...


welcome to Cre8Topia...i am Cre8Tiva, muse extraordinaire of Rebecca E. Parsons...to connect is one of the greatest gifts to me....connecting with so many other creative bloggers worldwide is especially heartwarming...and this is what Lisa Swifka  @ a whimsical bohemian blog is creating again with her 4th annual One Heart One World global blogging event...it is about connection, about blogging, and about creativity...exactly what Cre8Tiva loves... 

please follow me and i will follow you back.... 
if you subscribe to my online magazine for cre8tive entrepreneurs i will give you an extra entry...

 ...so here is a Magic Carpet giveaway meant just for you...


Custom Collectible Dixie Doodler Bag called "love my friends"

This adorable 10-1/2" wide by 6" tall (closed) pink and yellow clutch purse is named 'love my friends' was created especially for OWOH. It has yellow flowers, doodles and words painted on it. Lined with pink and green polka dot cotton with a pocket inside, it will hold a cell phone, blackberry, iPod, credit cards and checkbook, money...just grab it and go! Made of durable #14 canvas, the purse is named, signed, and dated. (see other photos of clutch and the story behind the artwork below).


and the winner is:  #71 Cassey ba.......17@aol.com

here's the scoop...all bloggers with an active blog are welcome to leave a comment (ON THIS POST ONLY) about your One World One Heart magic Carpet ride experience so far, your worldly location (city/country) and a viable means to contact you (e-mail/blog address)...you will have a chance to win...  the clutch purse will be awarded on 2/15/2010 @ 10 PM EST with a random number generated winner...click the OWOH logo above to return to One Heart One World central...there you will find your ticket to over 1000 blogs in the right column...hop aboard the Magic carpet and visit the participating blogs from around the globe and interact with the bloggers...all have very special giveaways too!

after the festivities, please return to linger a while among my blog posts and discover the magical world of Cre8Tiva... where intuition and creativity meet to form intuitivity!!! if you like what you see, please feel free to follow me and subscribe to my free online magazine for creative entrepreneurs "Artistically Speaking"



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The Dixie Doodler - Doodle Bags...Functional-Collectible Custom Artwork!
Accessories, Clutches, Wallets, Totes and Jewelry


It's the perfect accessory for casual outfits or that little black dress. They always get attention! Mixed media artist, Rebecca E. Parsons line of accessories called The Dixie Doodler-Doodle Bags. Rebecca designs, hand paints, sews and fashions one-of-a-kind purses, wallets, and jewelry out of canvas dropcloths from her mural and faux finishing days.
"One day I was folding a dropcloth and noticed a heart-like paint spatter that I had signed and dated when it happened. It gave me the idea to make a tote bag. Because of where it was on the dropcloth, I could not get it in the right orientation for a tote, so I made a clutch purse. Every time I carried it, people would stop me and ask where I got it," Rebecca says. Lightening bolt idea. "I could probably sell these things!!!"

Friday, February 5, 2010

things I wish someone had told me before starting a biz

someone asked for advice about starting a business today...this is my response...

the beach this morning

congratulations for wanting to take the leap into your dream!!! there are many of us who have been exactly where you are and i offer support in the creation of your business and salute you for asking for help!

Things I wish someone had told me before starting a biz:
  1. Trust your intuition and passion. There is no idea that comes to you without the resources to accomplish it...what you need is already there waiting for you. 
  2. Always choose passion over profits! Passion is sometimes the only thing that will keep you going when there are difficulties and/or low funds...and there always are these times. When you are passionate about your mission, you infect others with that passion...and that will bring the income. So learn to talk your passion...everywhere.
  3. Do the work it takes to create a business model that works for you. That means planning, research, and time. Doing the business plan can be the most rewarding time in your journey...if taken seriously and done well, it can give you clarity of purpose and define the path to prosperity. Without one, you will struggle and jump from one thing to another looking for something that works. You may stumble upon it, but charting your course is much more efficient.
  4. Know your core values...and your core business values. Then create your business mission statement and values. Post and read these frequently and make sure every decision you make is in support of these.
  5. Take an action step toward your dream every day!!! Don't get stuck in the planning and the research...do something that will propel you forward. Just do it!!!
  6. Find support of others on the same path as you. Connection, especially when working from home, is necessary to keep you accountable and on track.
  7. Ask for help when you need it. Do those things that you are best at and will be the best return on investment for you...leave the details to others and hire help as soon as you can. It will free you to create the dream.
  8. Believe that what you do is of value. Create a pricing structure that supports the value and the dream.
  9. Learn how to ask for the money!! If you have to stand in front of a mirror for an hour every day until you can ask for the job without flinching, blushing, or laughing...do it.
  10. You must do 3-5 hours of targeted marketing a day. You are in the business of marketing, no matter what you do, sell, or offer. You have no chance of success, if nobody knows you are in business and what you have to sell.
and...Never Give Up On Your Dream!!!

 

Always Have Heart!!!

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