Discover the freedom and healing medicine of creating intuitively with words, images and visual art.

Whether you think of yourself as ‘creative’ or not, my aim is to clear the way for deep self-inquiry. help quiet the critical voice and offer you the freedom to grow into an intuitive creative practice that truly nourishes you.

Expect plenty of prompts, experimentation, freedom, self-discovery and sharing.

Here we go! Finally making some messes again.

Using the collage paper I made in my inkjet, I created these four little studies to get my creative energy moving again after feeling really locked up these last few months. 

It's funny. It feels radical like I should be doing more responsible things, more serious things. It feels like I'm reclaiming a bit of myself that has been on the back burner, packed away in the attic. 

Here's the formula I used for these studies: collage pattern + stamp + transparent paint + collage solid + dots + line + splatter + contrasty scribble. Give it a whirl and see what surfaces. 

#arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice
#visualpoem #todaysart #paintingforfun #dailyartpractice #messyfun
#makingart #makeyourart #smallart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife
#thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart
#artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin
#makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota

Here we go! Finally making some messes again.

Using the collage paper I made in my inkjet, I created these four little studies to get my creative energy moving again after feeling really locked up these last few months.

It's funny. It feels radical like I should be doing more responsible things, more serious things. It feels like I'm reclaiming a bit of myself that has been on the back burner, packed away in the attic.

Here's the formula I used for these studies: collage pattern + stamp + transparent paint + collage solid + dots + line + splatter + contrasty scribble. Give it a whirl and see what surfaces.

#arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice
#visualpoem #todaysart #paintingforfun #dailyartpractice #messyfun
#makingart #makeyourart #smallart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife
#thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart
#artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin
#makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota
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I'm making a change in my email address!!

In a short while, cyn@coach-cyn.com will be retired. Send all future email to cyn@ofinkandinsight.com instead.

Hey - why not send me note? I'd love to hear from you. xo

I'm making a change in my email address!!

In a short while, [email protected] will be retired. Send all future email to [email protected] instead.

Hey - why not send me note? I'd love to hear from you. xo
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A video! It’s a bit rambling but I eventually show you what’s on my little arty brain now that we’re on the other side of the holidays.

I’m new to this whole video thing so in a year or two we’ll have a good laugh about these early attempts.

Be a good beginner, right?

Anyway, happy new year and it’s time to make some messes! Xo

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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #mixedmedia #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart

A video! It’s a bit rambling but I eventually show you what’s on my little arty brain now that we’re on the other side of the holidays.

I’m new to this whole video thing so in a year or two we’ll have a good laugh about these early attempts.

Be a good beginner, right?

Anyway, happy new year and it’s time to make some messes! Xo

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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #mixedmedia #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart
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New thing alert!

Some of you might recall that I gave up my full-time job at the end of November. Now I'm hanging my shingle to offer brand strategy coaching and consulting for small brands who are ready to dream a little bigger.

I've been working with a very important client in December, refreshing their brand and preparing to launch some amazing new offerings in 2022 as a result of clarifying the brand vision. Stay tuned for updates.

I'm very excited about this next chapter and about developing my own brand in the year ahead. Small steps toward a bigger dream.

If you are at all interested in my musings about creating work that matters, please follow my new Facebook and Instagram pages where I'll be sharing new blog posts and updates - @visionarybrandbuilder - and visit my coaching website at https://cynthiaberg.net. I already have my first blog post published!!

And don't worry - lots of fun things are ahead for Of Ink + Insight. If you want more art, more writing, more creative living, you are in the right place. xoxo

#newthingalert #dreambigger #hangyourshingle #brandstrategy #workthatmatters #visionarybrands #brandbuilding

New thing alert!

Some of you might recall that I gave up my full-time job at the end of November. Now I'm hanging my shingle to offer brand strategy coaching and consulting for small brands who are ready to dream a little bigger.

I've been working with a very important client in December, refreshing their brand and preparing to launch some amazing new offerings in 2022 as a result of clarifying the brand vision. Stay tuned for updates.

I'm very excited about this next chapter and about developing my own brand in the year ahead. Small steps toward a bigger dream.

If you are at all interested in my musings about creating work that matters, please follow my new Facebook and Instagram pages where I'll be sharing new blog posts and updates - @visionarybrandbuilder - and visit my coaching website at https://cynthiaberg.net. I already have my first blog post published!!

And don't worry - lots of fun things are ahead for Of Ink + Insight. If you want more art, more writing, more creative living, you are in the right place. xoxo

#newthingalert #dreambigger #hangyourshingle #brandstrategy #workthatmatters #visionarybrands #brandbuilding
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Look what Santa brought me!

#dreambigger

Look what Santa brought me!

#dreambigger
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A little WEEKBEFORECHRISTMAS pep talk I wrote to myself in my journal this morning.

Thought you might need it too. xoxo
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#weekbeforechristmas #peptalk #creativelife #keepitsimple #keepgoing #lessismore #lovenotes #insightwriting #journaling #journalinspiration #journalingcommunity #journalprompts #journaltherapy

A little WEEKBEFORECHRISTMAS pep talk I wrote to myself in my journal this morning.

Thought you might need it too. xoxo
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#weekbeforechristmas #peptalk #creativelife #keepitsimple #keepgoing #lessismore #lovenotes #insightwriting #journaling #journalinspiration #journalingcommunity #journalprompts #journaltherapy
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Oh boy. Change comes around.

I’ve struggled along the last five years in a job where I felt misplaced and undervalued. I don’t blame the job or the organization. It was my doing, my belief that I couldn’t do better (at work and at life). I didn’t want to be the kind of person that keeps leaving jobs. I tried hard to figure out how to be committed, stay the course, not be a quitter. But it was at the expense of my self-care and confidence.

A few weeks ago, I sort of broke. Maybe it was the news of someone I admire passing away. Maybe it was just my limits being reached. I don’t know. I just felt a deep sense of urgency to stop wasting time, to get on with healing. I realized that my mind was overfunctioning, while my body and soul were underfunctioning. And if I didn’t do something to change that, I could fall apart. Human beings need more than money.

So at the end of November, I’m no longer employed. I will be making my own way. I’ll be embarking on some excellent adventures in my career, but also in my health and creativity. I’m going to level up and choose the most responsible thing ever – happiness. 

I’ll be more active here on Instagram after I’ve tied up loose ends, spent time with live humans and allowed myself to rest a little. December and the holiday season is the PERFECT time for it, yes? And if we haven’t been in touch for a while, let’s change that, shall we? xoxo
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #art2life #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice

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Oh boy. Change comes around.

I’ve struggled along the last five years in a job where I felt misplaced and undervalued. I don’t blame the job or the organization. It was my doing, my belief that I couldn’t do better (at work and at life). I didn’t want to be the kind of person that keeps leaving jobs. I tried hard to figure out how to be committed, stay the course, not be a quitter. But it was at the expense of my self-care and confidence.

A few weeks ago, I sort of broke. Maybe it was the news of someone I admire passing away. Maybe it was just my limits being reached. I don’t know. I just felt a deep sense of urgency to stop wasting time, to get on with healing. I realized that my mind was overfunctioning, while my body and soul were underfunctioning. And if I didn’t do something to change that, I could fall apart. Human beings need more than money.

So at the end of November, I’m no longer employed. I will be making my own way. I’ll be embarking on some excellent adventures in my career, but also in my health and creativity. I’m going to level up and choose the most responsible thing ever – happiness.

I’ll be more active here on Instagram after I’ve tied up loose ends, spent time with live humans and allowed myself to rest a little. December and the holiday season is the PERFECT time for it, yes? And if we haven’t been in touch for a while, let’s change that, shall we? xoxo
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #art2life #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice
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Omg. Look at these gorgeous blush mums I picked up at the GROCERY store. 

Can’t stop staring at them 💕💕💕

Omg. Look at these gorgeous blush mums I picked up at the GROCERY store.

Can’t stop staring at them 💕💕💕
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Circling back around to some contemplative photography this morning.

One of my very favorite hunts is the ugly-beautiful. I can stand anywhere and almost always find something ugly-beautiful. The world is full of it. We try so hard to make everything beautiful-beautiful that we start to lose appreciation for the way things are. 

Try this: go outside with your camera (smartphone is fine). Go outside to a place that is ordinary, like your own backyard. Slowly (like REALLY slowly), turn in place. Look up, down, all around. Take your time. Breathe. Just be in the scene. 

Then, look through the lens and turn slowly again. Put the frame of your camera around things as you turn. Notice what you see through your lens that you didn’t notice with just your eyes. Pause on things that are close, things that are far away. 

Click your shutter only one time – capture just one moment with something that isn’t meant to be pretty, entertaining, orderly or nice. No need to fix it, pose it, or find a better angle. Just be led to the ordinary beauty in your world and notice. 

Come back and tell me know that felt. xoxo
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Contemplative photo by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #uglybeautiful #photomeditation #contemplativephotography

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Circling back around to some contemplative photography this morning.

One of my very favorite hunts is the ugly-beautiful. I can stand anywhere and almost always find something ugly-beautiful. The world is full of it. We try so hard to make everything beautiful-beautiful that we start to lose appreciation for the way things are.

Try this: go outside with your camera (smartphone is fine). Go outside to a place that is ordinary, like your own backyard. Slowly (like REALLY slowly), turn in place. Look up, down, all around. Take your time. Breathe. Just be in the scene.

Then, look through the lens and turn slowly again. Put the frame of your camera around things as you turn. Notice what you see through your lens that you didn’t notice with just your eyes. Pause on things that are close, things that are far away.

Click your shutter only one time – capture just one moment with something that isn’t meant to be pretty, entertaining, orderly or nice. No need to fix it, pose it, or find a better angle. Just be led to the ordinary beauty in your world and notice.

Come back and tell me know that felt. xoxo
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Contemplative photo by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #uglybeautiful #photomeditation #contemplativephotography
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Completed twelve mixed media cluster compositions this week. Whew! What a ride it was. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about how it’s not exactly the outcome that excites me the most. I love posting things here when they are completed (or nearly so). But I can’t yet figure out how to show you the up and down thrill ride that I call ‘creative courage.’ 

Maybe you know what I mean. It’s the many times during the course of creating that you think it’s not working out, you think you suck, you think about quietly resigning so no one even knows you made an attempt. It’s the pleasant surprises, but also the dreadful surprises too. It’s the risk you take and later regret. And it’s the brave move you choose that feels like a small miracle. 

Maybe you know what I mean. 🙂
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Mixed media abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #mixedmedia #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart

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Completed twelve mixed media cluster compositions this week. Whew! What a ride it was.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how it’s not exactly the outcome that excites me the most. I love posting things here when they are completed (or nearly so). But I can’t yet figure out how to show you the up and down thrill ride that I call ‘creative courage.’

Maybe you know what I mean. It’s the many times during the course of creating that you think it’s not working out, you think you suck, you think about quietly resigning so no one even knows you made an attempt. It’s the pleasant surprises, but also the dreadful surprises too. It’s the risk you take and later regret. And it’s the brave move you choose that feels like a small miracle.

Maybe you know what I mean. 🙂
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Mixed media abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #mixedmedia #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart
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Working on some mixed media clusters this week, combining forms, line, pattern, collage, fog and spatter in unique and effective ways. 

Creating the fog is a lot more challenging than it looks. I thought my fog had ruined the composition and I would need to start over. But I’m more stubborn than the fog, it appears (maybe there’s a poem in there somewhere). I somehow made it work. 

I like how the scribble sort of extends the turquoise form, and how the stripes appear to be rising from the perimeter of the textured portion of that form. I like how those stripes are perpendicular to the direction of the fog’s edge, creating a sort of diamond shape with the gold collage piece. What do you think?

Stay tuned for more clusters. I’m really resonating with this exercise. 
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Mixed media abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #mixedmedia

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Working on some mixed media clusters this week, combining forms, line, pattern, collage, fog and spatter in unique and effective ways.

Creating the fog is a lot more challenging than it looks. I thought my fog had ruined the composition and I would need to start over. But I’m more stubborn than the fog, it appears (maybe there’s a poem in there somewhere). I somehow made it work.

I like how the scribble sort of extends the turquoise form, and how the stripes appear to be rising from the perimeter of the textured portion of that form. I like how those stripes are perpendicular to the direction of the fog’s edge, creating a sort of diamond shape with the gold collage piece. What do you think?

Stay tuned for more clusters. I’m really resonating with this exercise.
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Mixed media abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #mixedmedia
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Ink splurge.

I added a few new colors to my acrylic ink collection. AND I discovered refillable paint pens. So I've made custom-colored pens in two different sized tips!! Almost too much fun for a Wednesday. 

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#fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota

Ink splurge.

I added a few new colors to my acrylic ink collection. AND I discovered refillable paint pens. So I've made custom-colored pens in two different sized tips!! Almost too much fun for a Wednesday.

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#fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota
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Texture!
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Acrylic abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife

Texture!
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Acrylic abstract by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife
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Well, I made it through last week. Sometimes, just making it through is enough – am I right?

And this week, I have taken some time off to forget about all that and just do a little floating, enjoy the cooler autumn days while they last.

Exploring texture. Yummy, delicious texture. I dropped down a handful of layers yesterday, and I have all my favorite texture-making tools lined up like a surgeon for today’s next rounds on six pieces. Hoping to have them completed by the end of the day.

The image above is from my palette. Some of the most beautiful moments happen there, don’t you think?
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#courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife

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Well, I made it through last week. Sometimes, just making it through is enough – am I right?

And this week, I have taken some time off to forget about all that and just do a little floating, enjoy the cooler autumn days while they last.

Exploring texture. Yummy, delicious texture. I dropped down a handful of layers yesterday, and I have all my favorite texture-making tools lined up like a surgeon for today’s next rounds on six pieces. Hoping to have them completed by the end of the day.

The image above is from my palette. Some of the most beautiful moments happen there, don’t you think?
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#courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife
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Friends – I’m exhausted. 

The last week at work has been really full and felt very heavy. And I have another heavy week ahead, I’m afraid. This weekend just didn’t seem like enough.

But I did spend a lot of time getting messy in my piles of collage bits and trays of paint. I did TWELVE of these 4-color studies and let me tell you, this is the only one I actually like. 

I really don’t love making junk, but sometimes that’s what it takes to learn what NOT to do again. lol

On the bright side, I have a lot of really great underpaintings ready to be reborn some other time. 

Now, kindly send me some mighty juju to get through this next week. xoxo
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Mixed media collage by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota

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Friends – I’m exhausted.

The last week at work has been really full and felt very heavy. And I have another heavy week ahead, I’m afraid. This weekend just didn’t seem like enough.

But I did spend a lot of time getting messy in my piles of collage bits and trays of paint. I did TWELVE of these 4-color studies and let me tell you, this is the only one I actually like.

I really don’t love making junk, but sometimes that’s what it takes to learn what NOT to do again. lol

On the bright side, I have a lot of really great underpaintings ready to be reborn some other time.

Now, kindly send me some mighty juju to get through this next week. xoxo
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Mixed media collage by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun #makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota
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#helping #studiocats #catnaps

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Another Night at Sea Level. A little poetry for your weekend. Check out Meg Day at megday.com. xo

Should I do more videos and readings? Let me know!

Another Night at Sea Level. A little poetry for your weekend. Check out Meg Day at megday.com. xo

Should I do more videos and readings? Let me know!
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“Otherwise I am admirably equipped for writing about rain.” 

That line just sort of caught my eye among all the errant pages I have in my cache of collage papers. I don’t have a fireplace, but this collage does. In fact, it all started to look more and more like home as I went along.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go write the rain.
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Mixed media collage by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun

“Otherwise I am admirably equipped for writing about rain.”

That line just sort of caught my eye among all the errant pages I have in my cache of collage papers. I don’t have a fireplace, but this collage does. In fact, it all started to look more and more like home as I went along.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go write the rain.
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Mixed media collage by Cynthia Berg, 2021.
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#makingart #makeyourart #mycreativelife #happycreativelife #thiscreativelife #courageouscreative #calltobecreative #creativeintuition #intuitiveart #artinspiration #artinspo #listentoyoursoul #trustyourgut #gowithin #makestuff #useyourhands #madeinminnesota #fyj2021 #art2life #100paintings #collage #arthappens #trustyourpath #abeautifulmess #bigmagic #freedompractice #visualpoem #todaysart #dailyartpractice #messyfun
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Insight Writing®

When we let go of perfection and allow the voice of our true stories to be heard and expressed, we begin to understand who we really are – underneath the costumes we wear in everyday life. We begin to reconnect to the parts of ourselves that hold gentle wisdom and insight, and we’re able to relax into our authentic selves.

Experience Insight Writing in a group or on your own. I’ve created a number of ways to guide and encourage you.

Gatherings

Guidance

Prompts

There is no way to participate in one of your workshops without being struck by the love that unfolds. Inspired by the raw emotion, the vulnerability, the sheer awesomeness that emerges from the power of showing up fully.

-Kate

Insight Writer

THE MESSY TRUTH BLOG

close-up

close-up

From far away, I'm your typical middle-aged lady in socks and sandals, squinting to read the label on the bottle of antacid in aisle twelve in the supermarket. I might be someone's mom, someone's wife, even though I'm neither. You might think I'm unhappy because my...

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forgiveness

forgiveness

Let me read it to you... For mixing blue and orangenot calling on her birthdayeating that second bowl For last autumn's leaves still ungathered in Mayexpired insurance policyletting the avocado spoil For waiting twelve years to get another eye examcat toys rolled too...

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all i ever wanted

all i ever wanted

Let me read it to you... ​ All I ever wanted was this cup of coffee and the sound of those robins waking up the neighborhood, a sort of random day off with nothing better to do than finish that book, practice painting peonies for pages and pages, to gaze at this tabby...

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