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Sunday Feb 25, 2018

Protoartists Redux

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Cave Graffiti

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

Prehistoric painters didn’t make their images as art in the institutionalized modern sense.

These days, cave artists of eons ago would be described as self-taught and catalogued under the banner of Outsider Art—which is a unique accomplishment.

Monday Jan 08, 2018

Moulin Rouge

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Moulin Rouge

Modern Art explained:

Many have difficulty in appreciating modern or abstract works. Here is a guide that will take the pressure off while enhancing your art appreciation experience. What you see is what you get.

It is not a competition. It’s not looking for Waldo.

Enjoy!

Saturday May 28, 2016

Tip Ten: Floral Arrangement

From my Ten Tips for Building Self-Confidence

Copyright © 2011 by Eden Maxwell

TIP TEN: FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

While self-confidence takes time to blossom, you can still demonstrate laudable qualities on your journey, even if you’re harboring insecurity; no special training is required for respectfulness, compassion, loyalty, and integrity. Knowing that character answers all questions has great liberating power.

No one, including yourself, will deter you from your mission. Dedication to your dharma will eventually flower into fulfillment and self-confidence.

Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Tip Nine: Independence Day Redux

From my Ten Tips for Building Self-Confidence

Copyright © 2011 by Eden Maxwell

TIP NINE: INDEPENDENCE DAY REDUX

You think and feel for your own self. Committed to firsthand experience, you establish the merit of things. You don’t relinquish your perception or power to experts. You don’t rely on reviews, critics, and other secondhand sources to decide for you.

Despite the unrelenting gravity that society exerts in controlling the rigid flow of the mainstream, you choose autonomy—not mindless dogma.

Independence without considered discernment is a flaw.

Monday Mar 07, 2016

Tip Seven: Gratitude, Grace, and Oysters

From my Ten Tips for Building Self-Confidence

Copyright © 2011 by Eden Maxwell


TIP EIGHT: GRATITUDE, GRACE, AND OYSTERS

You feel gratitude, not necessarily about any single thing, but for the state of gratitude itself. You focus on your blessings, which bolsters self-worth.

Arriving on the heels of adversity, grace is yet another test of restraint, or will power—a prerequisite for a self-confident person who lives in the present moment of fulfillment instead of future uncertainty, doubt, and hope.

The world is your oyster because through will power you have cast out the irritants called greed, envy, and insecurity. Only the pearl of goodwill remains.