bringing forth the bones | v. 2

Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.
— neil gaiman

from September 9, 2014 

Creative Manifesto for Living

Make the first mark.
Just do it.

Write the first word.
Begin at the beginning.

Ask questions.
Listen for answers.

Be courageous enough to be wrong.
Apologize when you are wrong.

There are no mistakes only opportunities.
Live the opportunities.

Trust your intuition.
It is sacred wisdom.

Practice daily.
Take a day off.

Learn something new.
Everyday.

Relax.
Take a nap.

Breathe.
and breathe again.

Laugh out loud.
Weep well for once and again.

Speak your truth.
Better yet, live your truth.

Hug tightly.
Kiss long and often.

Believe the best.
Release the rest.

Love.
then love some more.


 It was an exercise from a blog series by Flora Bowley, an invitation to write a creative manifesto, a way of finding the creative jumpstart. I wrote then

"As I am one being, living one life, immersed in the wonder of it all, it transformed into a manifesto for life. "

and yesterday as I stripped down the website, I wrote, 

welcome to the outpouring of the work of my life. It is all art and I am the artist, reaching for all the worlds in this spinning universe.

and today, these are good words to remember and to honor.