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Articulation newsletter, 3-30-04
March 30, 2004
Happy early April Fool's Day!
Fools, Not Rules: a mini-article
Far beyond the traditions of playing practical jokes, I do think there's something fun about having a holiday designated for foolishness, don't you? Through the various Artella communities and e-courses, I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of creative people and one of the most common blocks that I come across is when people are afraid to look like fools. Afraid to take that risk, go out on that limb, and face the reality of what it means to stand up and be who they really are.
So many of society's rules make us so desperately afraid of making mistakes or being criticized or misunderstood that many genius imaginations sit still and do nothing. If this is something that you recognize in yourself, I invite you to spend a bit of time tomorrow musing over what would happen if we could forget the rules...and just BE fools!
It's just a fact that life is messy, quirky, colorful, offbeat, abstract, mismatched, irreverent, imperfect, and ridiculously unexpected. When you think about it, the archetype of the Fool is more congruent with the essence of life than the archetype of the Modern Success Story. Why not embrace that Inner Fool and see what he or she is really made of? How foolish can you GET!
April 1st has another special meaning to me – it's the anniversary of the day that I first met my favorite Fool of all, my husband Tony. The Articulation for this week, Reincarimagination, is inspired by fools in love, everywhere.
To view Reincarimagination, click here!
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The Shoppes' Corner!
This week, our featured artist is Kathy Welsh. From elegant to whimsical, spiritual to spirited, her jewelry is a delight to behold. Check out her work...amazing artistic quality at great prices!
This week, the following items are on sale:
1. Artella 6 is coming! We're finishing up Artella 6 and it's the most rich, savory issue we've produced yet. We're a bit behind, due to my recent health issues and the unveiling of our new site, but we’re working passionately with the commitment of getting it to you in April. Thank you so very much for your patience. Artella is so lucky to have such wonderful subscribers and loyal customers.
2. Spread Your Spring Wings! Spring is finally here, and we're kicking up our heels, big-time. Not only do we have a brand new Online Playland(our Web site has a new look that one reader called "vivacious vintage"), we've also launched the Spring Wings Special!
The goal of the Spring Wings Special is to make sure that we don't leave ANY readers behind! So we've made it simple and sweet:
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