Thursday, April 20, 2006

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maureen st.clair from grenville, grenada

I am honoured to be a part of this red tent blog and give thanks and praise for women’s spirited creative ways that fuel this earth. I am a women, mother, daughter, life partner, sister, friend, artist, educator, activist, and writer. I come to this blog interested in the power of words, self-journey, self-reflection, self-growth, and voice and I hope my musings over living the creative life help stimulate my own and others’ creative expressions.

Presently my “Way” is painting, drawing, walking and writing three pages every morning. I started walking a few weeks ago and seems like I am in the groove. Early morning walks have become a ritual, a reconnection with the earth I step on, a time to reconnect with community, a time to think my thoughts without the temptation of doing while I am thinking.

I have started Julia Cameron’s second book, The Vein of Gold, and have found myself once again writing religiously my three morning pages. This too has helped me to clear my mind from the “do” energy and focus the energy back into creative play, dreams, goals, and ambitions.

Presently I paint women celebrating Self through celebratory poses. The positive energy that these women radiate seems to have captured others and my art now sells regularly here in Grenada as well as in the Caribbean region and internationally. I also facilitate a children’s art program at the local secondary school down the road from us. I feel honoured and privileged to be able to paint powerful women and work with amazing children.


I also share a passion for words and would like to eventually write. Write what? Not quite sure yet, however, I am open to explore the paths that present themselves and the paths I create. Writing these monthly pieces may be a stepping-stone.

I opened my journal and read: “Work and play are the same. When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.” Shakti Gawain