26.11.09

Intimate Windows

The place I live feels so spacious, benign, and beautiful, that I hardly ever think of it as isolated. My community is small, but my social connections are rich. It's all very familiar and intimate, and New happens slowly. It's a backwater, but not a stagnant one. Still, my window on the world looks much the same day to day. Two really important vehicles that bring New and Fresh and Perspective into my world are books and blogs. I have a super active and creative mind, and I'm highly visual and emotional. I don't really ever get bored, but I can get stuck. Stuck for me is more like a mechanical toy in a corner than anything else - my stuck is frenzied and active, and only a new, creative direction can save me. Over the last year or so, I've been bumped out of my corner countless times by the fresh or strange or beautiful ideas of a number of women from all over the globe, whom I have never met! I have had the privilege of observing and being inspired by their lives through the intimate windows of their blogs. When I first started blogging I kept hearing things like "blogs shouldn't be confessional" and "nobody cares what you had for breakfast." It turns out that the blogs I love the most are occasionally deliciously confessional, and that some people have the most beautiful and fascinating breakfasts (like here, here, here, and here.) If you have the nerve to be honest, and the skill to show us the beauty of life through your eyes, then I will be honoured and fascinated to witness. Although each of these women is vastly different from the others, and from me, there are common threads: creativity, entrepreneurship, compassion, artistry, love of beauty, spirituality, strong visual sense, courage, lack of artifice, positivity, talent, love. Here are a few of my CREATIVITY faves - next week I'll feature my LIFE STORY faves:







Tranquility du Jour
I love Kimberley for her indomitable cheerfulness and positivity, her sense of life-as-play, her incredible business savvy. (Washington DC)





fine little day
Elisabeth is just the embodiment of euro-bohemian cool. She has an incredible eye for light and colour, she conveys a strong sense of place, her design skills are enviable, her life is interesting. (Sweden)









Geninne's Art Blog
A life full of charm, serenity, colour, joy. Geninne is a talented illustrator with a quirky and original style, and a model of balancing art, business, home, and family. (Mexico)








Artnlight
Vineeta has enthusiasm, talent, humility, and a great eye for the decorative. Fantastic eye candy, and exotic inspiration (India)









Goddess Guidebook
OK, Leonie is just adorable. I can't explain. Check it out. You too will adore her. (Australia)


7 comments:

creativehealinggoddess said...

Thankyou Bronwyn for this information I am changing the way i blog especially being at wordpress now. I fresh start but a committment to ' being me'. I love the sensual dance blog ...

Bronwyn said...

thanks goddess - do you like wordpress so far?

creativehealinggoddess said...

Its good, I am still link to Blogger though as I have my business blog there, and there are still alot of Blogger Blogs that i visit I like that are blogger blogs. Wordpress feels like a new start and has some really cool features. I think both have good qualities.

my blog is http://creativehealinggoddess.wordpress.com the password for the goddess room is love.

Madame One Tree said...

Bronwyn, thank you for these uplifting links. I need a bit of uplift these days. I agree with you that Leonie is adorable.


CHG, I would like to visit your blog if you are open to all.

creativehealinggoddess said...

Madam one tree please do visit...

Sallie Ann said...

What treasures! I already know and love Kimberly, but thanks for all the other links!

Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

Oh sweet soul... thank you so much for including my wee website in your list... your website shines with your light!

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