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Journaling for the Creative Mind: Guest Blog and Contest

Journaling for the Creative Mind
Day 1: Guest Blog and Contest

Welcome to my guest blog and contest for Art by Latina Artists. I am so honored to have been asked by Maria Sanchez to guest blog at this amazing and wonderful site that is bringing together many Latina artists in support of each other and their various crafts. I have truly enjoyed seeing the beautiful art displayed here and reading the various pages of the artists that have joined our community.

In this blog, I hope to accomplish a number of things. First, give us a way of sharing with each how we support our craft and how we get renewed and energized as we continue to create and produce the books, the music, the art, the sculptors, and the beauty that sustains us and our community.

First, I will write a blog about The Many Faces of Journaling. I truly believe that journaling is one of the ways we honor and respect our muse. See the following guest blogs I have written regarding the muse:

And I hope that many of you who journal will share how you journal, what you journal, what you have found to be successful in journaling.

Second, with each post there will be a poem from my collection, My Life is My Message with a prompt for those of you who might want to engage in a guided journal or online sharing of your thoughts, ideas, and responses.

Third, I will run a weekly contest through starting in July until the end of August. I will post a winner every Saturday starting with Saturday July, 19 and ending with Saturday, August 30. The prizes will be various assorted journals and other goodies that will be mailed to the winner. Winner will be selected at random from the posts of the week.

I invite all of you to join me on this journey of discovery and sharing as we get stronger in our craft…together…


Singing, loving, dancing, creating
These are the actions
defining my Life,
signifying who I am
my reason
my message
my purpose
for through my life one
can discern
who I am meant to be
and what I am meant to accomplish
My Life IS my message

What message defines your life?

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Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 17, 2008 at 6:15pm
Gracias, mi amiga...this website was the brainchild of Maria Sanchez...and I love this idea...

Check out the other blogs in the series...hope you enjoy them as well...


Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 15, 2008 at 6:07am
Oh, how sweet are you...thanks...I hope you post on the other entries as well...I know have day 2 and day 3 up...

ADELANTE, mi amiga...

Comment by Isabel Mandujano on July 15, 2008 at 5:21am
This is great. May it be an inspiration to myself and others to open up and communicate with each other. Thanks Zulmara, I love your writing.
Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 12, 2008 at 10:05am
I love that..such a boomerang...what you put out...comes back...

gracias for sharing..


Comment by Donna M. Solitario on July 12, 2008 at 9:55am
Give to the world the best you can and the best will come back to you
Live, love, laugh, pray


Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 12, 2008 at 12:55am
So true...I remeber seeing a plaque once that said, Love is like jam, you can't spread it without getting a little bit on yourself...what a beautiful way to define your life.


Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 11, 2008 at 4:25am
Gracias, are AWESOME...and so glad we are also sharing this space...


Comment by Crafty Chica on July 11, 2008 at 12:01am
I could not think of a better first guest blogger than you!! Great way to start things off!
Comment by Zulmara Maria on July 10, 2008 at 6:13pm
de nada, mi amiga...hope you come by for the series...I will keep you posted.


Comment by Kathy on July 10, 2008 at 7:27am

Mil Gracias! Thank You!

Thank you for sharing ABLA on FaceBook! We are now over 2K followers!

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