Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This graphic best illustrates my view on what a soul looks like that has "not bought into negative cultural thinking." Those types of cultures leave little room for dreamers. It is only where "imagination and faith" dance within people, that the full power of knowing and accessing the love and heart of our Creator exists. He loves to play and dance in with us and our our ideas...He gave us the gift to dream. We emulate Him through the use of our intellect and thoughts rather than through popular media and modern cultural propaganda.
It is up to us to take on the challenge of finding where within our lives we can be creative. Any life pursuit ( examples can be showing love or concern for another, reading, surfing, creating a piece of art) done with the product being lost as the process is undertaken, is a direct means to accessing our creativity. When we do access our creativity through actions and thoughts that create rather than destroy, we become powerful. Powerful in that we can find and then share with others the product of our internal happiness. If we thrown away our creativity as if it where a gauntlet of our defeat, we become temporarily, lost. When we see what we could have done as our dreams " hit the ground" we often do not notice an invisible vapor of "depression " was released at its point of impact. That depression if not fought with a new weapon of faith and creativity will be heading straight for us...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Oonagh (my Scottish friend and 4th Grade teacher in the U.K.) and I (American/German Marketing professor) began writing the story of Sleeping Beauty's Daughter, Alinda approximately two years ago (2007). Since the time we began writing our story we have together spent seven long weekends traveling "across the point" to finish it. Unbelievably, as of one week ago today, we did indeed complete it. Currently, the finshed manuscript is in the process of being proofread and "cleaned up."
Additionally, we have been talking with professional and amateur graphic artists who (with great passion) have joined our team . They are going modifiy or use as (base illustrations) many of the images from the Archival Art (public domain graphics) library, Those that we ultimately select will complement the story that has been written with the goal of inspiring and lifing up the young and young-at-heart.