How To Unlock Your Creative Genius

I was watching an interview with John Cleese recently and he said something that got me thinking. When asked about his creative process he said, “You cannot bully the subconscious. It simply doesn’t work.” He went on to say that his best work always happened spontaneously.  He still had a process of course, it’s just... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Painted Wall.

We’ve lived in this house for eight years. We’ve watched its carpets collect happy dirt. We’ve watched its windows slowly adapt to each passing season. We’ve remodeled; hosted parties; built a container garden on the deck. We’ve relocated litter boxes; hung up photos of our families and bizarre expressionist paintings; we’ve scattered scented candles. We’ve... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Pausing.

Accidental Beauty, 2021. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. Take this moment. Just for you. Your body. Your mind. Your purpose. Breathe it in. Then let it out. You are beautiful. . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and donut enthusiast. Follow Snippets of SnapDragon for all kinds of goodness, yo.

Question of the Day: No. 526

Proposed by SnapDragon X. Away, 2021. Virginia Beach, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. What is your favorite childhood memory? One of my favorite memories is going on Family Vacation each summer, to the glorious Wildwood, New Jersey. We stayed in a motel just a block from the beach, right at the... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 521.

Proposed by SnapDragon X. Little Suburban Delights, 2021. Pennsylvania, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. What would you do if you were no longer afraid? Oh, the possibilities! . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and sucker for M&M McFlurries. Follow her Two-Bit Musings and more on Snippets of SnapDragon.

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Same Side.

Popsicle Breath, 2021. Pennsylvania. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. I fondly remember the days of grammar-school playgrounds; of brown-bagged lunches; of field trips to museums, caverns, and coal mines. I remember the sense of belonging within those classroom walls. There was a constance amongst us kids: a comradery that strengthened with... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Herself.

-Previously posted on Snippets of SnapDragon- Always There, 2021. Digital Art by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. So I sat down with amateur blogger SnapDragon X., to ask her a thing or two about life. She wore an over-sized teal dress/shirt thing, which she said seems to have become her unofficial uniform as of... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Knowing.

Beauty in Three, 2017. Original Painting by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. There are many things I do not know. Like what it takes to make a light switch work; or how many species of bird reside in my home state. I do not know advanced mathematic formulas; I do not know why the... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On All I Need.

Tired Beauty, 2021. St. Andrews State Park, Florida. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. Greetings, Dear Reader! The SnapDragon Family is currently on the road, seeing some sights during this all-too-depressing season of lockdown during winter in Pennsylvania. (starts shivering, and hides head beneath a blanket) We’re cozied up in our Berkshire... Continue Reading →

Knowing Laughter

Provided by Billy Osogo | Dr Brené Brown, in her insightful book, I Thought It Was Just Me, writes about “knowing laughter.” She defines it as “laughter that results from recognizing the universality of our shared experiences, both positive and negative.”

First Solo

There’s a term in aviation that all pilots know well called the first solo. It’s when a new pilot completes a takeoff, short flight and safe landing, all by him or herself, for the very first time. It’s basically the aviation equivalent of losing your virginity. You kinda line the aeroplane up with the strip,... Continue Reading →

Why giving up doesn’t work

Provided by Bobbie Herron from Aloft with Inspiration A few weeks ago I posted a piece called “Final Chapter…” At the time I had every reason to believe that I would need to discontinue my blog, sketching, teaching art, reading for pleasure…all the activities that had given meaning to my life thusfar, all because of... Continue Reading →

Finding My Voice

Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse's Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” - Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or "speaking my truth." I know I am not alone in this. I... Continue Reading →

Dissatisfaction: A User’s Guide

Provided by Marushka from Skeleton At The Feast There are many good arguments on behalf of contentment. I am in fact completely in favor of contentment, so if you find yourself at peace with your life please don’t read any further - because today I make the case for a creature called Dissatisfaction. What is this... Continue Reading →

How Is Sustainability An Ethical Decision?

Provided by Sarah Cole from PURC The Principle Of Sustainability: There are numerous definitions of sustainability. Like, the ‘entropy principle’ of sustainability states that life on Earth should not use more energy each day than is supplied by the Sun every single day. Herman Daly proposed these three principles of sustainability: non-renewable resources should not... Continue Reading →

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