Moondancing with Ethereal Gypsy, Candi Walker-Snyder

Moondancing Ethereal Gypsy Photography Forest Gypsies

Moondancing Ethereal Gypsy Photography River Scene

Today, as part of The Messy Room Moondancing Muse Series, we are dancing to the moon and back with photographer, adventurer, striped socks wearer, and foster mom to homeless but much loved books, Candi Walker-Snyder, of Ethereal Gypsy Photography and Literary Leftovers Used Bookstore. She is also June’s  facilitating muse in A Mused Community’s 2016 Creativity Challenges (they are using my book, Moondancing, as a guide) as well as a contributing muse for Muses of Art & Soul on Facebook.

Candi’s eyes get quite a workout between her love of books and her passion for photography. Whether wandering a nature trail or between a row of bookcases, Candi is right at home. Without further ado or drum roll, lets jump in and find out what else makes this muse tick. Read more

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Moondancing with April Hughes of Prilli’s Pastimes

Moondancing April Hughes Prillis Pastimes

Moondancing April Hughes Banner

Today, as part of The Messy Room Moondancing Muse Series, we are dancing to the moon and back with Renaissance-minded adventurer of all things creative, April Hughes of Prilli’s Pastimes the Facebook page and Etsy shop where she currently dabbles in dangling and jingly wire-wrapped delights that are adorably adorn-able. She is also May’s facilitating muse, Clio, in A Mused Community’s 2016 Creativity Challenges (they are using my book, Moondancing, as a guide – woohoo) as well as a weekly contributing muse for Muses of Art & Soul on Facebook.

April enjoys wire work, beading, cross stitch, knitting, and making hanging sculpture type thingies. So, before we get too “wrapped up” here, lets jump in and find out what makes this muse tick. Read more

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Moondancing with Cindy Blosser Winfrey of CL Winfrey

Moondancing Interview with Cindy Blosser Winfrey

Moondancing Interview with Cindy Blosser Winfrey

Today, as part of The Messy Room Moondancing Muse Series, we are dancing to the moon and back with artist, adventurer, and creative collaborator, Cindy Blosser Winfrey of CL Winfrey, artist the Facebook page where her “Joyful Soul Sparks from the Heartland” – and co-owner of Twin Sis Creations – the Etsy shop she shares with her twin sister, Cheryl. She is also April’s  facilitating muse in A Mused Community’s 2016 Creativity Challenges (they are using my book, Moondancing, as a guide) as well as a contributing muse for Muses of Art & Soul on Facebook.

Cindy enjoys using many different mediums to get her message of love out into this world and has learned that the most amazing way to produce art is to give your inner child permission to come out and play. To allow yourself to make a beautiful mess! So, before this messy room gets any messier, lets jump in and find out what makes this muse tick. Read more

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MoonDancing with Michelle Quesada of Michelle Quesada Art

Michelle Quesada Art Moondancing Interview Compassionate Mother

Today, as part of The Messy Room Moondancing Muse Series, we are dancing to the moon and back with artist and visionary, Michelle Quesada of Michelle Quesada Art, Mused, Muses of Art & Soul, A Mused Community Group and A Mused Community Group Creativity Challenges on Facebook. As a social worker by day and artist by night, Michelle is one busy muse on a mission of encouraging others to tap into their creativity as self-care. She believes there is a muse for each of us.

In 2016, Michelle and her fellow muse instigators – I mean collaborators – will show you how to find and work with your muse while learning to manifest your creative goals with the moon cycles. (Can you guess why I am tapping happy here? Yep. They are using my book, Moondancing!)

So, get comfy while we get to know a little about what makes this muse tick.

Okay, Michelle, lets get started with a quick warm-up …
Do you make your bed in the morning?
Almost never!

What is your favorite highway or karaoke song?
Love Shack by The B52s.

What are you wearing right now?
My most comfortable sweats and T-shirt.

What’s the title of your autobiography?
Seeking Beauty.

If you could dance under the moon anywhere in the world where would that be and what would you wear?
In Glastonbury, England. A long, flowing dress with a crown of flowers.

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Visual Storytelling: She Pitched Her Tie and Put on Pearls

Mixed Media Art, She Pitched Her Tie and Put on Pearls by Bernadette Rose Smith

A string of pearls with the affirming message,
“Today is the day to find courage within,”
lightly dance around the tail of a man’s tie

like the wave of the Chinese symbol for yin and yang.

The oyster with its soft, sensitive body, not unlike a woman’s,
creates a pearl when challenged by the irritation

and discomfort of a grain of sand or grit.
Wisdom that comes from life experience is hard won
in the same way pearls are created.

“Pearls of wisdom” dance around a woman’s throat from where
she gives voice to hard won opalescent experiences
of sacred passion, desire, being, creativity and so much more.

 

What happens when a woman wears a tie or puts on pearls? As women – single, married, divorced – how do we maintain balance with bringing home the bacon and frying it? My desire with Ties and Pearls was to create a piece that spoke to the invisible partnering of the male and female in each of us, and how that manifests in our relationships in a visually appealing way. Read more

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