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The Real Work of Your Life

A Poem by Rumi called: “Say Yes Quickly”

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…. Is what I say true? Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”

Rumi

We are all artists because we are all creators. I have come to believe that our job here on earth is to create. We create life. We create worlds. We create our reality. We create physical things. We create music. We create beauty. We create inspiration. We create through words. We create through song. We create through play. We create meals. We create emails. :- We create vacations. We create OUR life. We create mud pies 🙂 … You get the idea. We create. We create. We create!

I encourage you to embrace the creator within in. I encourage you to unleash your unbridled creative spirit in some form that inspires you.

Here is a link to a blog post I wrote in the past about being your own artist:

https://maggieholbik.blog/2018/12/06/the-artist-in-all-of-us/

And another:

https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/02/11/waking-up-up-and-up-to-our-creativity/

Maggie Holbik.com is a powerful creator who has embraced this fact. She loves to create and inspire through her words and pictures. That is her favorite art form.

A woman holding a pen and creating through words.
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Waking UP, UP, and UP to Our Creativity!

Lately I am SO SOOOOOO excited about awakening my own artist within but also in seeing so many people in the world awaken to their inner and outer creativity.

On Saturday I popped into my local Winners store and happened upon a book that has been truly life changing for me. I was  so inspired after starting to read it, that I nearly burst. 🙂

My creativity and feelings of passion were bubbling up inside of me as I read the book!

The book is  “Styling For Instagram” by Leela Cyd.

styling for instagramred

When I saw the book, the student and forever learner in me, kind of thought, yeah I’d like to get better at Instagram,  so I scooped it but… but… this book is much more than Instagram!!!!

Leela says “With a phone in your hand you can be a “photographer.” There’s no extra buy-in fee, you already have what you need, and “auto” mode works just fine.  With technology having evolved so quickly in the past decade, there’s no reason not to try your hand at making beautiful images”.

I have been taking phone pics for years and those that know me, know that I am constantly saying “I gotta get a pic of that”. 🙂 But I have since discovered that I am also a passionate creator who loves to capture beauty and inspire others and the world…. so this book just blew the lid off for me. So many endless ideas and opportunities that I now see to create and play and delight in making these creations!

The book is laid out in an easy format to follow, with clear and concise concepts and pictures for each one. For example, she has two page creation concepts that she covers like “Light & Airy”, “Props”, “Plain & Simple”, and countless others.

This morning I played with using the sun that was casting itself on one of my chairs in the house. I propped up one of my wall pictures and was able to capture the sun on the wording which I thought was pretty cool.

life is a beautiful adventure with sun (2)

I am so grateful that there are so many people in the world so willing to share and help each other and that technology allows for so much creativity and culture that we never had access to before.  And let’s not forget the technology as tools for editing and creation too. It really is true that anyone can en-JOY photography, art, creation, and that there truly are infinite possibilities.

Yesterday my daughter and granddaughter were with me painting pictures. Sivanna showed me a place online where she finds ideas of what to paint. It may sound simple to some, but I thought that was amazing! A place to find endless ideas. In the old days one had to physically be at various places to get ideas and inspired and now endless ideas everywhere!

sivanna and trin art

I will close now and I hope you too are inspired to awaken to your creativity if this is something that brings you JOY to do. I am excited to share my newly inspired creations over at my Instagram account and I would be honored if you would be so kind to follow me and to comment on any of my creations as I learn and grow! And please in turn I would love to follow you! Nothing brings me greater JOY than following the trail of inspiration!  You can find me on Instagram Maggie’s Instagram Account 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Creator and Communication Artist who gets great JOY out of personal inspiration, but her greatest JOY comes from inspiring others to live with passion and purpose.

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The Artist in All of Us

may cards

Today on Facebook, a local business, Bay Village Coffee, shared a FB post promoting my friend May Porter’s art in the form of holiday greeting cards.

I have to share with you that this post brought tears to my eyes. My friend May is a terrific artist and she is getting her work out there. I remembered back to a time when May was more of a silent artist, or perhaps a time when she was a little less confident about her gift.  And I thought of all of the artists out there. It matters not if the art is in the form of painting, drawing, sewing, writing, cooking, gardening, designing or just creating of any sort, it’s art! And how many of us struggle with letting it come out and through us?

This my friends, is why I had tears in my eyes. For all the Mays, the Maggies, the Susans and Joes of the world who struggle with allowing our art and our gifts and letting them come out.  We all have beautiful divine expressions of creativity and gifts that we have to offer the world and many of us keep them hidden.

I for one, have vowed to use my gift of expressing through words more often and to ‘let it out’ and this is why I am here writing today. 🙂

Here is a picture May posted today of her favorite work area in her home, her dining room table.

may dininig room

Others commented and posted sharing their favorite  areas to create too! So often we think we need special rooms, areas, or tools for our craft when in reality it’s just do it and the spaces and inspirations will find their place as we journey along.  It always begins with the first step…

I encourage the artist in you, to unleash its divine essence and flow through you and out to the world. We have been waiting for you!

I close with another piece of May’s art. The English Robin and prints are available for those interested.  And to see more of May’s work, she does have a FB Page . If you too love the artists of the world and also love supporting them, give her page a Like. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/mayporterartist/ And a shout out to Bay Village Coffee for their local business and in supporting the artists and entrepreneurs of the world!

may robing

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach and Nutritionist who loves supporting artists, entrepreneurs and anyone with a passion for life and unleashing their inner artist and letting their soul shine!