MUSE- A source of artistic inspiration
Hey yall!! How has your week been going? For me, it’s a rainy Tuesday, and it was a struggle to get through the day. I was so damn tired but thankfully I made it through. It was all good tho because I was able to take off from work the rest of the week to be able to chaperone my daughters outdoor ed camping trip with her school. You remember those trips? In middle school? I didn’t go because at the time I was in private school, but I heard about it and I feel like I’ve lived through it lol. Keep reading for the outfit deets!! Cant you tell I had I fun shooting this photo session lol? I’ve posted the photographers IG info below too, he’s the best.
Soooooo…..girl how bout I wanted you to check out this jacket created by Reckless & Artistic. Baybeeeeee……the unicorn alone sends the magic all by herself. I promise you when I wear this jacket my creative juices flow like a river. Ideas by the boatload come into me . It’s incredible. I learned about Muses when I read the life changing book by Steven Pressfield, “A War of Art”. The nine muses in Greek mythology were goddesses of the arts and sciences, and were daughters of Zeus, the king of the gods. There’s a name for each muse depending on the type of artistry. In the book , I learned that our muse helps us to kill that mental roadblock that keeps us from moving towards our ambition.
Self deception and corruption are cousins to what Steven Pressfield explains as resistance. Procrastination is the biggest manifestation of resistance. In the religious/spiritual realm, we identify it as “the enemy”, or “the devil. In quantum physics, we call it ‘resistance’. Keep in mind, resistance isn’t biased, it doesn’t know you personally. But resistance knocks on everyone’s door and that’s what your muse is there for, to assist you in breaking through the lies we tell ourselves as to why we are not living out our dreams.
Everyone deals with some type of stronghold or guilty pleasure that keeps you from ‘doing your work’. We as artists (writer, singer, designer, blogger, MUA…the list goes on and on) face all levels of resistance. Not ‘doing your work’, not living out your dreams can literally kill you a lot faster than you think. So, DO YOU!! No matter what anyone else thinks. Because this dash (called life) we are living from the start to our finish aint long. So live everyday as tho it were your last. As a quote from my baby sister Bee (as we affectionately call her)says on my vision board in my room ……”TRN THE FCK UP…..oh and I love u”. She handed me this card before my flight to the DR a couple years ago. It meant so much and it was so personal to me I decided to keep this portion of the card as an everyday reminder on my vision board. And so I pass these loving words to you too sis. xoxoxoxoxo
kk….till next time luvs….you already know I’m sending you buckets of peace and prosperity. Leave your thoughts, comments, questions below. Talk with you soon!!
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Chanel ChainBag: STUDIO59
Futuristic Sunglasses: STUDIO59
MUSE Customized leather jacket: Reckless & Artistic
Earrings: Macys Backstage
Photographer: D’Angelo Andrews