The Artful Spirit – The Joy of Living Creatively

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Concetta Antico.

You Are Your Own Muse
by Concetta Antico

MUSE: (myooz) n. 1. Class. Gr. Myth. Any of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over the various creative arts. 2. The Goddess or spirit thought to inspire one to achieve the most beautiful self-expression.

My name is Concetta Antico, as your resident muse I seek to enlighten and inspire. I look forward to enriching your life with creativity, but first, let’s find the muse within you.

There are three major elements that play key roles in the quest to become one’s own muse. They include, but are not limited to, confidence, relaxation and creativity. One must first develop a personal style generated from deep within the heart and soul; it comes from knowing exactly who “you” are. It starts with embracing your imperfections and evolving them into stunning new strengths.

To begin this process, we need acceptance, which is an assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition. By doing this we can then experience relaxation, which is a release of tension, a return to equilibrium. These are necessary steps in order to channel yourself as your own muse.

Though it is not always easy to depend solely on yourself to propagate inspiration, dedication, progress, and encouragement, it is necessary to seek your center when stress arises. Have certainty and courage and reach for the activities that you love to be grounded again. The simplicity of what is truly good in life will lift your spirits. Remember to breathe.

Finding balance is also important. Do not get so far ahead of yourself that even you, as your own muse, are struggling to catch up. On the other hand, ward off stagnation. Do not approve unproductive inactivity as part of your remarkable qualities.

Take full advantage of your individually unique creativity. Creativity is not limited to one’s ability to produce a piece of art, a sculpture or an image on canvas. Creativity takes on many forms. Cultivating your personal creativity can take time and energy, but allow this cultivation to be fueled by both your confidence and composure. Part of maintaining your position as your own muse is to always persevere. Never allow your creativity to be dormant for too long. At every moment, your physical chemistry, mindset, and creative capabilities are changing and developing. Consequently, what you create in this moment will be different from what you might create next.

Embrace each day as a new muse opportunity. Accept willingly the present moment and be excited for what you will create immediately. Rejoice in each day and express your creativity, onto canvas, toiling in the good earth or oven, stitched, designed, written or conversed; whichever medium the muse in you may desire. Be genuine to yourself, and carry gratification and confidence.
Use your mind and your energy in order to exist in the most powerful position one can obtain: Prevailing as your own unique and wondrous muse.

Concetta Antico~Pizzinat is a mother, wife, artist and educator. For over 20 years she has been her own resident muse at The Salon Of Art and Antico Fine Art Gallery located at 1920 Fort Stockton Drive, Ste A, Mission Hills, San Diego, CA 92103. She can be reached at, The,

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