“Drawist is getting beeeettttterrrr!” Thalia swished her hips. The fabric of her saucy pantsuit rippled a fresh downy scent throughout the studio. “Cal — I think she captured your essence!”
“I agree.” Urania added a note to their IDEAS list. Muse picture book?
“Are we mysterious…” Calliope brought her face close to the table where she watched a lady bug scurry across a vertical edge. “How does it do that?”
Words from Typist:
Portfolio of Power — There is real magic in POP-ing, writing down and illustrating your goals. I know, I know… people have been telling me for years. I’ve read countless books about the mysterious power our thoughts carry. Perhaps you’ve heard about this, too?
A long time ago, I even wrote a small deck of aspirations on index cards and read through them daily… until I got bored and set them aside. Wouldn’t you know… several years later in a fit of de-cluttering I found them and shuffled through… Guess what? Many of the things had come true! And yet… I remained a non-believer. I guess I just wasn’t ready?
Today I’m excited to build energy through the simple act of writing down where I want to go.
Be like me and Mikey — Try it?
Meet Elaine Pardi — The Communication Stylist
There is much I can tell you about Elaine, our weekend retreat hostess. She is a kind, calm, welcoming human whose body carries an overflowing heart. She volunteers in multiple roles, loves animals, creates/shares soothing meditations, and dances in a way that makes you want to get up and join in the fun.
One of the ways Elaine has helped me personally is by leading me to, and explaining my results from, a Fascinate personality assessment. By answering 28 questions, we learned that my primary communication style is “Mystique.” I add value by culling my words and actions, making careful decisions, and when I share an idea or opinion… it carries more influence than it would for those who tend to over-share? I intrigue others with understatement, am a minimalist, remain calm in pressure situations, work independently, and use a subtle style for influence.
The assessment points to 7 personality descriptors: Innovation, Passion, Power, Prestige, Trust, Mystique, and Alert
If you’d like to learn more, you’ll find Elaine’s beautiful smile (and can connect with her) here or here.
Did I mention that the muse-wear store is open for 13 more days?
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Good day 3mm! We all have heard of “synchronicity,” right? How about “Synkairosity?” I haven’t. 🤷🏽 But with the former we hear folks discuss “coincidence,” and the actual word, “Synchronicity.” Big deal? Yes, it’s occurred again.
I’ve hesitated to throw any distractions into the beaver lodge that contains the players (Hi, Tal, Cal, Nia!) and the matrix of energy for book birthing. Today’s fresh post poses the idea of Muse Picture Books. Aside: The pictures are acquiring ever more nuance! Fabuloso! Previously I recall an idea of individual books featuring one Muse at a time.
So??? My intended suggestion along both those lines is to have just one Muse reply to typist/writist/picturist’s beginning of each day’s new blog. Amplifying. Questioning. Concurring. Dancing? But seriously, that could serve to flesh out their unique personalities even more. Could “force” community members to focus on that one’s traits. Illustrations showing a Muse voicing (cartoon balloons) her thoughts. Nia. Or inviting readers to offer their own replies. Cal. An interpretive dance pose to illustrate the tone. No guessing needed here to fill in Tal’s name. 😬
I’ll bet this has your quarks and neutrinos spinning! Oh, sorry to sound slightly suggestive. 😔 A quantum mechanics thing-a-ma-bob.
POP-ing intrigues me. When I imagine myself “drawing” I immediately see stick figures. I’ll certainly need Tal’s help conveying mood or emotion. Even adding feet would help... I “see” that POP practice as forming a channel, a conduit, to allow the two way flow of creativity. First ,the feet. Did your note cards have illustrations?
Elaine’s contribution to cabin-weekend must have been no small matter! The Fascinate personality assessment process reminded me of Enneagram-ing from some years back. Boiling me down to seven words has been my wife’s goal for years! Did you see similarities?
I hope the lodge has wall space for Thanksgiving decorations!
T-shirt: “I THINK I MAY NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP. A chef, a butler, and a maid should do it.” 😁
Deb pointed out that I do a lot of the cooking, and we have someone come in every other week to housekeep (what was once a necessity when we were both working is now an affordable luxury — plus we don't want to dump Yuliya and her crew, who have been loyal over the years), so we just need to figure out how to hire a butler and we're all set. My suggestion for a robot butler has been taken under advisement. 😉