being Fierce

I am hanging onto my word, searching  the shape and sound of the letters to strengthen my energy and creativity. It’s tough work being Fierce. Last week we had a lot of snow which is not typical for us on Vancouver Island. It lasted for a few days and made a lot of people stay […]

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finding fierce

Last week I sat down and started making a list of goals. I rarely do this but need to do this. Setting goals provides a focus, a framework for action. I’ve learned the goals have to be specific and should be broken down into steps. Saying “I want to write a novel” is not enough […]

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Out with the old

in with the new. I’ve decided to totally revamp my studio website. It’s gone through a few revisions over the years and then I decided to create a website in my name. I now mostly reside at dlclay.com. So I am going to revamp earthwordstudios.com and create a place for study and community. This is […]

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Happy Day!

      Winter solstice. This morning dawned crisp and clear. Today is the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow the world turns to lengthening days and shorter nights. A time for celebration, for coming out of the dark.   A movement towards clarity.

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painted sky

This morning a most incredible painted sky full or glowing pink and orange. The photo can’t duplicate this but it is a marker for this day, a reminder of a sigh released. I am part way through some small paintings and moving myself in the direction of unfinished stories with the intention of finishing. Though […]

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My New Year

Today is the start of my new year. I measure it by my birthday.  I don’t have resolutions but I have intentions. I think of intention as a direction, a path to follow as opposed to making promises to myself. It’s overcast and warm here today. I can look out the window and see the […]

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creativity and business

Late last night I halfway launched my new business model called “EarthWord Creative, development services for artists and writers”. It’s not finished because my learning curve had a high arc and I had to redo some technical details that momentarily knocked me off center and  left me speechless.  Now that I am back on the […]

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through the keyhole

          One small movement in the write direction. I submitted a short story this week and now I’m thinking of what else and where else. The new year beckons – mine begins on December 15th.

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surrendering

I’ve spent the last few days responding to certain tasks I’ve set myself.     For my writing task I’ve edited a story I wrote but never submitted. One more quick edit and it will be submitted this week.         For my art task I’ve prepped cradle boards I made the other […]

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