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TO ENTER CLICK HERE ENTRY FORM    Walking with Wonder – a 365 DAY Synchronicity Journal by artist and creativity/life  coach Mary Ann Burrows available now (click here)  Amazon.com FILL IN THIS FORM here for your chance to win a FREE signed copy of this book (Draw Date November 18,2018 11:11 AM) I will pay to have this shipped to the …

New Journal

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So excited about my new Journal that was published this week. Writing in the Now journal book just a few minutes a day will strengthen your mind, open your heart and help you expand as you record your ideas thoughts feelings and more. Designed and illustrated by Canadian artist (me), it is a reflection of my journey to myself. To …

Turning a New Leaf

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    I am in love, (no, to be truthful, I am obsessed) with plants.  I would like you to meet my latest muse. We discovered each other  when I was visiting my daughter in Toronto. A monstera plant. Yes, I became the proud grandma of a plant.  The thing is,  I immediately fell in love. I fell in love …

Stop and Smell the Roses

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I bought a gift for myself today. I had been admiring them for three weeks and today I made the trip into the city to hold this in my hand.  This very special hand made/dried rose bead Mala necklace was made in India. Each black bead is made from fresh roses, boiled to a paste in water then hand molded and …

What’s Your Story?

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I have worked in the art world for years in various capacities; Creating a successful business, designing giftware, marketing, painting, drawing, creating/running a non-profit art society, mentoring and helping other people find their own creative spark.   Art continues to be my first love, but I have always been interested in the complexities of human nature and writing. I love …

Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?

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Q: Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?   A: Mistrust all, until you are convinced. Go into things with your eyes wide open. Know your boundaries. A true teacher will never humiliate you, or others, nor will they estrange you from yourself. They will be consistent and kind and constantly bring you back to the fact of your inherent perfection …

Sweet Nothingness

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There is an art to doing nothing. I do it every single day and I am getting really good at it. Every morning at 5 am.  I get up. I take my dogs outside and then the three of us retreat to my meditation room. I wake up happy just knowing that I have carved out  time  in my day …

Push your Boundaries

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Go out on a limb, push the boundaries.  This is where art begins to get really interesting. “Creativity for me, is about holding onto my deep sense of knowing and working alongside the creative consciousness. Its about dipping into my courage and pushing myself, coaxingly into a willingness to explore a little more, by dipping my toes into unknown waters …

Let Life Flow

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Here is a time-lapse video from my Saturday workshop. I absolutely love the acrylic pouring technique. It takes hours to choose then mix up the paint and chemicals in separate little containers before you actually pour them together and then onto your canvas.  IT IS MESSY, but once you do release the paint it is so beautiful to watch your …

Creativity – Leap into the Unseen

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If I wasn’t in love with creativity, I wouldn’t be here posting this out into cyberspace right now.   Why ? Creativity is about risk. About leaping into things we can’t see. It is about finding the courage to seek beyond the ordinary, the regular and the usual. It teaches us to look for the magic in everything and in …

Practicing Reserection

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Flying through harsh weather. I am struggling and yearning. Is life meant for me to practice resurrection ? Floating as grace under fire, with an open heart, I call out to others to let them know that they too are loved  and looked for, when lost. I may become their home for a while, detached, I inspirit them,  then leave, …

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 …

Generosity

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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 …

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

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

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. …

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 …