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The Fragrant Muse?

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I'm a Creative Soul and Happy Person. I have a passion for my Family, Aromatics, Fairy Gardens, Pugs, SoulCollage, Miniature Worlds, Visual Journals.


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Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Daily Dose of Wonder: Special Edition

I've mentioned Jill Badonsky in previous posts.  I did my first Daily Dose of Wonder here and also added her to a list here.  

Jill is a treasured friend and here just a few reasons why:
> she is brilliant, unique and very very funny
> we've been known to share the same brain
> her creativity is spontaneous, whimsical and bold
> she is courageous
> she can make me laugh till I pee my pants
> we both shut out the world on Thursday nights to watch 30 Rock and The Office
> she adores me :-)

Today is Jill's birthday. In her honor I'm posting another page from her book The Awe-Manac, A Daily Dose of Wonder


Text and journal prompt from the book are in black, my responses are in purple.
watercolor by Jill 
Daily Soul Vitamin
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ~Carl Jung
My creative mind loves to play with words, colors, images and smells (not necessarily in that order). 

Toast of the Day

Happy Birthday to:
George Bernard Shaw, 1856, Irish Playwright.  A cool quote by Shaw: A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.  Wow, my life is WAY honorable!
Carl Jung, 1857, Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology. Did you know that Sigmund Freud was his doctoral advisor??
Kevin Spacey, 1959, award-winning actor and director (he's on my list of
crushes here)
Staff of The Awe-manac, 1956  Happy Birthday Jillybean <3


George Bernard Shaw said, "I often quote myself.  It adds spice to my conversation."  Invent three sayings you would like to be quoted as saying:
1. "I figure, why do a massage in black and white when I can do it in color." (referring to using essential oils in a massage)
2. "My age isn't determined by the year I was born, it's determine by how much I love to play.  I figure I'm about nine."
3. "
My intelligence is like a river.  It may not be the deepest in the world, but it's broad and swift."

Journal Juju
Kevin Spacey said, If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for, then there's nothing you can't achieve."
Dedicate every breath in your body to achieve your dream.  Start by writing one small question in your journal that can turn you in this direction:  what one small way can I demonstrate by dedication to that which I believe?  How can I make it fun?
I have already begun to demonstrate my dedication to improve my writing, when I opened this  blog.  To make it fun I've incorporated photography and made the blog about all the things that make me happy.

Today  I Get To:
   Teach an aromatherapy class to a small group of massage students.  If it's a nice day, I might teach the class outdoors.   And I get to bring my pug.

Jill's website: http://www.themuseisin.com/home.html
Jill's blog: http://kaizentral.typepad.com/awemanac
o sign up for her newsletter:  http://www.themuseisin.com/newsletter.html

Her books: 

The Awe-Manac, A Daily Dose of Wonder
A playful and practical guide that's a refreshing twist on thte Old Farmer's Almanac.  You find daily forecasts and directives to make life more creative, amusing, gratifying and extraordinary - every day of the year!

The Nine Modern Day Muses (and A Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence (Paperback)
The nine Greek Muses have been updated to meet the needs of the creatively stuck modern day mortal.  Includes affirmations, rituals, art, writing and brainstorming exercises.

I'll be back tomorrow with
Part II of  The Altered Car Project!

You can read Part I here.


ahaphodite said...

This is one of the best posts I've ever seen on any blog ever.

Your truly,
um... John G. Public

The Fragrant Muse said...

I know :-)