A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be” -Abraham Maslow
This Fall I am celebrating my film’s completion and the start of the new one. I submitted Adjustment at film festivals in Europe and locally in New York City and await responses. Check the trailer here
I started writing a new screenplay, a love story. I always wanted to make that type of a story for the screen. Starting anything can be off-putting and a cause for anxiety, even for the most disciplined. To start I use affirmations, short helpful sentences with soothing words. Affirmations are easy to write and to carry around on an index card, inside a wallet.
According to the English American Dictionary, to “affirm” is to state that something is true. You may know the work of Louise Hay, I borrow from her website
“An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change. In essence, you’re saying to your subconscious mind: “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.” When I talk about doing affirmations, I mean consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life.”
I am aware of my own talents and abilities and therefore I feel more focused.
Every day, I feel more positive about my creative talents and abilities and realize that I enjoy taking control of my life.
I know that I can achieve my full potential. I work on my creative projects every day.
I love my creative energy. I recognize more and more all the good things I have created in my life.
I hold my head high as I now feel good about myself and my daily creative practice.
I enjoy my life, as I am focused on my creative projects daily.
I have a relaxed attitude towards others as I feel confidence and joy in following my creative bliss.
I take in everything that life is to offer me and I enjoy my creativity every day.
I now have a positive picture of myself in front of me, totally in control of my creative life, totally sure of my art practice.
Every day I become more aware of my talents and abilities and I am reaching my creative goals.
Stand in front of your mirror. Say the affirmations out loud a few times in the morning and in the evening.
Place your affirmations in visible areas at work or at home, somewhere you can easily glance throughout the day.
Does the process of starting sound overwhelming? Contact me at 347-830-5239, or via email to schedule a free mini session to discuss your needs.
The new exhibit I enjoyed in November is “Paper Dolls” by Rick Lazes, a sculptural artist specializing in innovative design techniques and materials. I was drawn to the Ezair gallery by the playful vivid colors and shapes I noticed through the gallery window, one evening walking on Lexington Street in Manhattan. I thought, “what a spectacle” and walked inside.
“I create vibrant and sensuous sculpture that is a manifestation of my passion for music,” Rick begins his artist statement. Rick is not a traditional sculptor. His artistic vision is exploratory with plexiglass, photography, or painting. This versatility of the medium allows Rick to balance his mastery of shape and contour with color and iconography.