Acrylic Pouring

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I Absolutely love this process. I held a mini workshop a few nights ago in my studio and the results were amazing. What could be better then a group of happy,  beautiful women, (few bottles of wine, etc.). We allowed our minds to explode and come to life along side our  creativity . We had so much fun. We laughed …

The Love Hate Rivalry between Picasso and Matisse

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There are many ways to describe the relationship between Picasso and Matisse.  It could be called a rivalry, a creative dialogue, often referred to as  a chess game. Matisse himself once compared it to a boxing match. But it also became the abiding friendship of two creative geniuses as titans who, daring to paint the ugly, transformed our sense of …

Be Generous

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Be generous. Generous with your time your thoughts, your feelings, your love. Both towards yourself and to others, without expectations. Generosity doesn’t necessarily mean money. Be giving. Listen, help. Live your life like a work of the art. Be present with your hands open, reaching outwards and your hearts full, and give. Give smiles, give compliments, give glances, give kindness, …

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was so damn great.  It is a fantastic example of good writing. It is a memoir, written in the first person. Checked off my summer reading list as a 5 Star.  I laughed, hilariously throughout and it helped me to see how screwed up things really can get. A wonderful fresh perspective. This is  Very Very good …

Be Growth

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” Please, don’t do what it takes to make me feel comfortable.  I have learned to welcome all criticism from others as gifts,  so that I can understand and become more.”   Mary Ann Burrows

Be Kindness

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The truth is that we are all good people and we are all loved. Its crazy to ask others for  love and respect when we aren’t willing to give it to ourselves. I understand this, as this was me.   Become the student of your own mind, and question every thought.   If thoughts like this resonate with you, please …

Be Here

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“It’s such a beautiful world when you don’t know and just notice.”  MaryAnn Burrows

Be Peace by M.A. Burrows

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I  met myself without my story, inside of my  beautiful mind. We  made peace, my mind, and I.   In here, I am clear. I am  free.  I am awake. I am only noticing. Simply flowing back and forth, with little effort, my brilliant imagination in perfect sync with the calm, silent melody of knowing. It is quiet, without war. …

Be Truth.

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“The Truth is, that I have never been wronged, not once, in my entire life, by anyone Everyone has been ‘righting’ me all along. The truth sets us free.”  Mary Ann Burrows

Byron Katie

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Notice how you react when you believe a thought that you have about someone.  Ask yourself 4 questions.   Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.) Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.) How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? Who would you be without the thought? The answer is …

Quiet Friend Who Has Come So Far

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Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. Move back and forth into the change. What is it like, such intensity of pain? If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine. …

You Will Love This!

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Read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!!!  Big Magic asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. Elizabeth Gilbert shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful …

Creative Spaces

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WElCOME to my workshop. This is my private, creative, and very sacred, special space. It took a long time to get here and I am so very grateful that I have this place in my life.  Having a sacred space in which you can feel free to create in is valuable but, trust me,  this wasn’t always the case. When …

Angels

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Rise up Sisters <3 I am looking for people that I  can make into angels.    Email me for info. maryannb@eastlink.ca

Write Every Day

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There is something special that transpires through the consistency of writing, every day. Crappy or not, still write. Show up and put pen to paper and the rest will come. Just do it applies here. It doesn’t need to be a best-selling novel. It just needs to be done. It all matters. This keeps your brain in the game.

Allowing Room is the Key to Finding Your Purpose

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Let go of your desperate struggle to find your path. The process of discovering your true purpose or your unique authentic self  is a natural one.  It wants to come out and you don’t need to struggle so hard to find it . Rather put your effort into simply getting out of your own way instead of trying so damn …

365 Gathered Truths

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I am in LOVE. What a great way to start your day. Wake Up, have your cappuccino, then pull one of the 365 gathered truths out of a vintage black box . You will see it manifest itself in some form or another throughout your day. Great prompting tool for creating too! This was One of Oprah’s favourite things this …