The creative soul does not exist in a vacuum. It has to co-exist with the rule keepers that don’t understand, or in some cases appreciate, the chaos. I believe it is my quest to unite, to show, that living within your whole being means experiencing the chaos and the rules. That these are the yin and yang to each other. That “A Something” well done is beautiful. It doesn’t matter if it is a piece of art, the spoke or written word, or an accountants ledger.
Life is not a niche. and one only grows though new experiences – one only binds those experiences to themselves if it is something they believe, in their heart of hearts, is beautiful.
My gift is to show others it can be so.
I have been told that one must pick one to be successful. Picking one has never been an option. I do many things well – and I enjoy the variation and the challenge. But now I am entering the 2nd half of my life. Maybe it is time for that real purpose to be exposed. I don’t want to be in my 80′s like grandma Moses just discovering or just beginning to follow my purpose in life. So I signed up for Momentum challenge. It promised to be daunting.
Today was the first Challenge and it wasn’t easy. In fact I struggled for an answer.
The first mission was to USE YOUR DEATH TO UNCOVER YOUR GIFT. what if you only had a year to live what would you do?
- Would you wallow in the unfairness of life?
- Would you kill yourself and be done with the suffering
- Or would you strive to make a difference?
I’ve been there, sort of – I was falsely diagnosed with uterine cancer. 5 years and several dozen doctors later I received confirmation that it was a very large and uncomfortable fibroid tumor. Never once did i falter in my search for answers.
SO i know from experience I wouldn’t wallow. i probably just get angry.
Would I kill myself. I don’t know.
I prefer to think that I would strive to make a difference.
In my lifetime I have done fairly well as a voice over talent, a short story writer, an illustrator, a painter, a handyman, a baker, a decorator, and a renovator. That’s is a lot of things.
But in thinking about this challenge 2 things come back to memory.
- an old friend once said of my home that everything looks effortlessly placed and gives a feeling of comfort, joy and peace… but knowing you I know that everything has a place and is not just willy nilly put wherever.
- another dear friend said of me that you live to give beauty, purpose, inspiration and order to people, places and things.
So I guess my gift is to give back a sense of beautiful order, life with purpose to inspire others through beauty… i hope that makes sense.. i hope that answers the tasks objective because the last thing that i may have forgotten to mention – i hate to leave things incomplete and I am not a real fan of punctuation, or capitalization – so get over it <lol>.
Ben Coleman is an up and coming novelist with 20 years of research behind his latest endeavor Malandanti!
This is one of the designs for his Collectible card game.
Created using stock photography and photoshop
The beautiful and talented Jolie DuPre is a full-time author, editor, article writer and blogger. When I found out that she was trying to find a web designer i jumped at the chance to win this project!
Horror erotic author Jolie DuPre’s site. Photo Illustration and Logo by yours truly!
my bedroom has to be more than the (over used word) sanctuary!
it has to be beautiful
movie set perfect
even when it is rumbled and in disarray!
the master bedroom
an old iron bed
red velvet throw
antique pillow cases found on ebay
Prussian glass vase turned into a lamp (found in a Connecticut antique shop back in 1980)
Confederate Blue Gray walls
black side table
a bathroom that cocoons fills the senses with nostalgia radiates glamour and charm evokes a smile
the master bath
a black vanity – I made designed and made this
blue & pink glass dolphin candlesticks – a Christmas present
gold mirror from ebay
white vessel sink found on ebay
walls a chocolate plum brown
dried roses from a friend