Conflagration © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Compassion for my Younger Self #2

These are not the colours of my sadness and pain. The colours of the emotions I feel for the younger self I wrote about yesterday. Her sorrows are deep purples and blues, stretching into long twilights, the one searching the stars for one that might assuage her loneliness. Her longings

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The Dreaming © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

The Dreaming

Today, every word, every brush stroke, met with judgement. While I enjoyed the colours meshing and colliding, there was nothing in those moments of pure creation that I wanted to keep. Nothing I judged worthwhile enough to commit to posterity. I suppose that’s okay too. I remember a time when

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Quanta #1 © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Possibility: 4 am

The first month of my personal 365 day blogging project has passed. In some ways, it’s become a deeper creative exploration. I am enjoying painting with the computer immensely. Last night I’d barely drifted off to sleep when pain woke me up again. At 4 am I started painting some

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Sun Study #1 © 2015 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Doing Too Much

The problem that arises when we try to do too much, is that we don’t leave any spaces for ourselves in the day. Many feelings arise, but mostly want – the desire to be cared for as we care for others. We need to make that space to care for

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Contraction © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Contraction

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence after yesterday’s ‘Conflagration’, but today I feel an often experienced need to contract within myself, to draw in closer for protection. Writing and creating and putting myself out there every day is likely a factor in this increased sensitivity, but for the moment

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Conflagration © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Facing Fire

This picture is not what I thought I was feeling. When I reach for the brush, real or virtual, I’m never sure what will appear. While my physical self feels more like a grey cinder, when I look at this painting, I wonder if that cinder is carried aloft on

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First Light #2 © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Creation

This is the colour of my imagination before it was asked to behave itself, take a seat, and sit up straight. These are the colours I feel most at home in. Anyone who sets foot in our house will attest to that.  This is experimentation with Artrage, my favourite computer

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Drowned World © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Drowned World

Today was a tough day… one of those days when the energy is just not there. I had a bad night with little sleep, which didn’t help. Then I got up and did some work in the morning, but headed back to bed after and slept until 3pm. The pain

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Purple Heart © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Self-Publishing

Well there’s a way… and there’s a will. I just have to make these two possibilities collide. I just spent some time reading about the experiences of self-published e-book authors, and there doesn’t look much of a down-side to it. Fortunately between me and my wife we have all the

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Soul Clouds #1 © 2012 Jane Waterman
Creativity

Inspiration

I’ve spent most of today working – a new-found side effect of my meditation practice – it’s actually easier for me to think afterwards, but now I turn to writing something for “fun” and the muse has left, declaring my day job uninspiring. So, I’m going to dig out my

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