Monday, June 23, 2008

Inspiration: Celebrating Creations and Beginnings

One of the things that moves me most in this world is when people make something happen. It might be a painting or a dinner or a skirt or a party or a business or a book. Where once there was nothing, now a vision has come to life. It is miraculous.

Today I'm inspired to share with you some amazing people and what they are creating in the world. Some are new discoveries for me and some I've known all their lives.

  • Carrie & Danielle's Daily Q&A: As a coach, I know the power of a great question and these fabulous women inspire daily with their offerings. Contribute to the community discussion and/or use these as journal prompts to start your day!

  • Movie Moxie: If you love film and want to expand your viewing beyond the regular blockbusters, check out Movie Moxie. She provides awesome coverage of festivals and more and is the only film writer I know who is deeply committed to no spoilers!

  • Sacred Suzie's Full Moon Dreamboard: Suzie offers so much on her blog and her Etsy store, but what I wanted to share with you is her current venture in inspiring people to create dreamboards. You can collect your images throughout the month and on the full moon release your dreams into the world. Suzie inspires us to make magick!

  • Melba's Creating in the Midst: Melba is a force to be reckoned with in the world of Creative Bloggers. Now she's created a 12-week guide to support people in creating in the midst of their lives. She'll also be leading a blogging group through the book.

  • Jen's Right-Brain Business Plan: Jen is a coach and a creative and she has written an ebook designed to help us artistic types create a business plan that actually inspires and motivates us - a right-brain business plan.

  • Mindy's Wish Studio Blogzine: Mindy recently started this fabulous blogzine with inspiring contributors from the blogging community. This is a place to go to get inspired.

  • Jessie's Pet Portraits at Stray Dog Arts: Jessie is an incredibly talented artist and beautiful human being. Her intimate connection to the dogs she encounters can be seen in the artful and expressive way she paints their portraits. As well as commissioning paintings, you can purchase cards and prints of her work at her Etsy shop.

  • Romana's Finding Creativity in the World: Romana is a brand specialist who is committed to helping companies express themselves authentically. She also has a gift for discovering the most fascinating and thought-inspiring people, ideas, creations, you name it! Check out her blog to get the creative juices flowing.

  • And a new creative blogger emerges. Danette is a fellow coach, a Nia white belt and a creative dynamo. Check out her insightful posts and beautiful blog at The Drawing Board. You'll be hearing lots more from this woman!

  • And speaking of creating something wonderful in the world, check out Polly's PozVibes when you need a little boost of positivity in your day!

  • If you don't know my wonderful mentor Sunny yet, please stop by her blog and meet this generous, warm, soul-full woman who has made such a difference in my life.

I feel so blessed to know these creative, wonderful women. I hope you get to know them too!


Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Awwww, thanks Jamie! What a lovely post sharing and celebrating those around you :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jamie for the mention and the list! Can't wait to check out the people I haven't read before!

Crayons said...

Hi Jamie,

I just wandered over here from Melba's blog. I have not read you since I stopped Potato Prints. You have grown so much as a businesswoman! As always, your blog is beautiful and full of inspiring images and thoughts.

I'm sending all good energy from Wisconsin.

Melba said...

Thank you Jamie for including me amongst these amazing women...some I know and some you introduced me to today. I enjoyed clicking on every link and smiling at the community of creative women that is truly changing the world!
I love you!

pink sky said...

You, my friend, are an inspiration :) thank you for ssharing all the wonderful juiciness that surrounds you!

Jessie said...

WoW! I am beaming from ear to ear. Thank you so much for including me. I mean, dang! This is an incredible group of women! I feel such gratitude to have you in my life, dear girl! :)

Thank you also for tipping me off to some incredible new blogs!

You are wonderful.
big hugs,

Karryn said...

Thanks for putting our site on your site Jamie!

Blessings to you, said...

Thank you, Jamie. :-)
I'm so glad we found each other.

Danette said...

wow jamie, what a great idea for a post, and what a wonderful thing to be included in! i feel like i just got an invitation to the dance.

you rock.

your blog continues to be a launchpad for inspiration. i look forward to exploring the other links that are new to me.

thank you, this really made my day. :-)

Jenn said...

Hey Jamie! What an honor to be in such wonderful company, thanks. And how appropriate to have a celebrating post given that today is my 2-year anniversary of quitting my corporate job! Woohooo!!!

Sacred Suzie said...

I am honoured to be on your list Jamie with such amazing women! Thank you for doing this, you have opened up the door to many people I did not know about who I know will be positive forces in my life. You're the best!

Romana Mirza said...

What a beautiful list, I'm looking forward to exposing myself to all this inspiration content on my weekly journey to Google Reader!