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Jill Badonsky
san diego
Author, Illustrator, Founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training.
Interests: creativity, hiking, writing, film, music, art, laughing, nature,spirituality, love
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Ever feel intimidated by other writers, artists, musicians, or dancers to a degree of despair or paralysis? Me too. I ventured into travel journaling on my trip to Scotland a few weeks ago. I did this despite fears of messing up the pages of my newly acquired Field Artist 6.5 in. x 6.5 in. Square Watercolor Journal, Hardbound with 80 pgs. 200 GSM, Cold Press Paper. Those fears came partially from looking at other people's travel journals and KNOWING mine wasn't going to look like theirs. Well duh. Most of those people have been sketching on trips for years. Why... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog
When I was a miniature muse, I was a wild child -- rarely disciplined by my parents to be or do anything in a certain way. Perhaps, they were afraid of me because my real mom was Ruler of the Amazons and dad was Zeus… Oh wait, that’s not me, that’s some wondrous bracelet-wearing woman. But I was an imaginative and willful imp who liked to do things my way, which is not rare in the land of creative kids. Maybe you were a wild child too and that’s why we get along so well. My parents kinda gave up.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog
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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.” “But a true and accurate measurement of one’s self-worth is how people feel about the negative aspects of themselves.” ― Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Hi Creative Friends, Yesterday, blissfully positioned in pigeon pose, (my favorite yoga asana), a car alarm went off in my neighborhood. BLEeeHK! BLEeeHK! BLEeeHK! It kept... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog
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Dog caught in the wake of a wish on a dandelion Hi Creative Friends, "I believe when you stand in the middle of the driveway and wish upon a star for a handsome prince, you get bit by a mosquito and your mom tells you to come in and get a sweater." ~Me at 10 years old I just recently had my heart broken. All the red flags were there, but ... you know ... love being blind and all. I needed two Seeing Eye Dogs for Love Blindness like the ones below. (They are blind memory drawings because I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog
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When you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird. The miracle is that the honey is always there, right under your nose, only you were too busy searching elsewhere to realize it. The worst is not death but being blind, blind to the fact that everything about life is in the nature of the miraculous. ~Henry Miller, Miraculous kind of an enlightened writer guy Concerning that quote up there^ by Henry Miller? If you want it right under your nose, it's in the front of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog
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Hi Creative Friends, Elizabeth Gilbert writes: “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” When I sit with that quote for a moment, maybe even close my eyes and imagine strange jewels waiting to be found, I become eager to take a step in my writing. I know I have the courage, but I get stuck with all the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at The Muse is IN Blog