art, artists, Awakening, Creativity

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ … 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.
art, Awakening, Joy, Joy Pop, love

Happy Heart Day to My Favorite Valentine of All!!!!

valentines 2019Happy Valentine’s day to my beloved Life! I am so grateful for the gift of Life. I painted this picture this morning showing how I ‘feel’. I feel like my heart is going to burst with happiness.

Every morning when I wake up I am thankful for yet another day on earth where I get a chance to use my heart and to project love out to the entire planet. I know that it starts with myself and I have gotten better at loving myself too. I do my best to do what I can too to help others to love themselves. I know that when we all are full of our own love, it can’t help but spill out onto the rest of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

What else am I grateful for today oh lovely life of mine? I am grateful for the gift of Life itself itself where I can be childlike and paint pictures like this and I get to express myself as a creator. I know I can createย  pictures and use colors and my imagination. It is so thrilling! And guess what? I can create my day and my world too! Wow!ย  Thank you Life for allowing me to express myself as the divine orchestrator and creator that I am! I am that I am!

Is life always easy? No. Is life always fair? No. But…. I know that what I seek seeks me so I seek Love, Kindness, Compassion, JOY, Laughter, Expression, Art, Writing, Singing and more…. In fact, I seek more, more, more!!!! But best of all, I love, love, love,ย  that I can help others find all of these things in their life too! Thank you Life for allowing me to use my gift of expression to share inspiration and love through this heart of mine that beats for yet another day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to LIFE! You are the most precious gift and I am grateful to you with all my heart………….

Oh and thanks to my daughter, Sivanna Roses for encouraging me to pick up a paint brush. I do love it!!!! Why have I waited so long? ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is passionate about Life, Love and helping others to remember who they really are and to express and appreciate themselves by opening their heart to their divine greatness.

art, artists, Awakening, Creativity, Growing, Photography, Spark Joy

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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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”. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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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!

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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.

Crystals, Lake Superior, Nature, Photography

Blue Ice Crystals

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This beautiful display was my view this morning on the last day of January. Lake Superior never disappoints and offers opportunities to take one’s breath away on a daily basis.

Lately I have been drawn even more so to the crystals in my life.ย  Having named my coaching business “Crystal Clear Coaching” many years ago, it seems fitting. However, I did not understand the true beauty of the way crystal formations can and do appear in nature.

I like to think of these crystals formations as conduits to beauty, clarity and divine offerings….

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life & Business Coach, who creates masterpieces on the shores of Lake Superior ๐Ÿ™‚ She finds that her creativity is both heightened and inspired by this beautiful lake.

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Oh Great Lake Superior

A Poem composed and written by me on the shores of Lake Superior where I have found my inspiration and creativity flourishing.

For the audio version listen here:

Oh Great Lake Superior.

I did not know I would fall so deepโ€ฆ

So deep in love with you!

Or how deep your rapture would in turn capture my soul.

I now long and yearn for you when together or apart.

You share with me your beauty.

And it goes straight to my heart.

You show me your many faces.

All of which are unique and pleasing to the eye.

I now know why artists listen to your waves and point their cameras in your midst.

You are relentless in your offerings of beauty and divine prowess.

Your treasures are timeless and the delight you offer is legendary.

Oh how my soul thanks you!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who en-JOYs awakening to her creativity. She is PASSIONATE  about helping people awaken to their artist within and to live authentically by being true to their own heart.

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Growing, Learning, Self-Discovery, Spark Joy, wisdom

It’s Back to Kindergarten for Me! :-)

Here is the audio of this blog post if you prefer to listen rather than read, or both ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a thought yesterday while I was learning something new. I was trying to figure out how to start recording audio and podcasting for the very first time. I spent part of the day googling, recording, uploading, and using new platforms. And it was a success. I felt really empowered and really good at the end of it.

Later in the day while I was doing my yoga,ย  it hit me! I flashed back to my kindergarten class. I can still ‘feel’ how that felt. It was so exciting, new and fresh. I can remember vividly turning the pages of the coloring book, the smell of the crayons and the vibrant colors as I created in this book. It was my masterpiece.ย  I can still remember the moment when I fell in love with Robin’ eggย ย blue.ย  It was exhilarating. It got me thinking…..

Why do we lose this feeling and why do we sometimes feel inadequate when we don’t know something, or when we want to learn something new? Why as we age, do we think we are supposed to be more adept at learning things or that we ‘should know how to do things’. Or why are weย  afraid to ask questions and expose our inadequacy?

I think we should all go back to kindergarten in the way we learn.ย  We can get excited and feel like we have our whole life ahead of us, because we DO! The rest of our life is our whole life and we can learn new things, open our minds, venture out, try new things, use crayons, paint, draw, and even stomp our feet if we want. ๐Ÿ™‚

See you in class!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves learning, loves colors, loves the featured picture in this blog post (it makes her girl-like heart smile) and she love life! She is excited for the rest of her life as the best of her life. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

art, Awakening, Creativity

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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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Dare to Dream

My friend May is an amazing artist who is starting to awaken to truly embracing her gift. Today she shared with me a poem she wrote while taking an art class through Tracy Verdugo’s Mojo E-Course.

Our conversation initiated from a post I made myself the other day that was “LIFE is the canvas. YOU are the artist.”

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I hope you enjoy May’s poem and art as much as I do. Thank you May for inspiring all of us by awakening to your creative and divine self. ย Namaste…..

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Dare To Dream
Big bright beautiful dreams
Realizing that life is our canvas
We are artists each and everyone
Dare to draw, paint, sculpt, knit, sing, dance, bake or act
Be playful
Rummage through torn up scraps
From someone else’s masterpiece
Trust yourself May
Like the wise old owl
It’s a new beginning
OWN IT
Tell your story with a loaded paintbrush
Like the old masters before us
Van Gogh, Beatrix Potter, Walt Disney
A new understanding arises…. I love playful artists and vibrant colours
Breathing in gratitude breathing out doubt
I am ready to leave my mark.

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Talent/Beauty/Love

Talent/Beauty/Love

I snapped this shot yesterday in Duluth, Minnesota. This horse won first place in an ice sculptor contest. I am always amazed and moved by such talent! Not only talent, but the willingness to participate, especially as in this case, in the cold! The greatest gifts we can give to the artistsans of the world are to fully enjoy and apprecitate their work. Appreciation activates the frequency of love; love for their work, love for life, and love for ourselves and others. The more we activate this frequency the greater the capacity to love. I find travelling to be such a great way to broaden our experiences and appreciation. I am feeling blessed for the opportunity to appreciate this beautiful display and the beautiful and delightful city of Duluth, Minnesotra.