The conscious creative life

Living a conscious creative life is a big job. To live consciously, it helps to understand that our lives are lived on many levels simultaneously, and that we are never separate from our pasts. People who work to come to terms with past and present are striving to create their most authentic lives. For growth to take place, we must first look squarely at ourselves and accept our own stories. Recognizing our vulnerabilities — especially those that we don’t like or attempt to deny — is a path to self-awareness, and can help to get us in touch with undiscovered aspects of ourselves. Without honesty and acceptance of both the…

The Accident…

I once won a Blue Ribbon at the Polk County Fair. At first thought, not a particularly noteworthy accomplishment, but there is a back-story that I believe is worth telling. I grew up in a small town in Western Oregon. Built on the industry of ranchers, farmers, loggers, and those who provide services to them, Oregon was, and still is, primarily a rural economy. Each summer, county fairs from Multnomah in the north to Klamath in the south blanket the state. The town of Independence in Polk County where I attended Middle and High School holds a classic county fair: dusty, noisy, smelly, and filled with…

Interview by Belinda McGrath Witzenhausen

Belinda McGrath Witzenhausen | IgniteYourCreativity.net Interview with Artist, Writer, Editor & Curator Lora R Fisher Lora shares with us her thoughts on art, her online Gallery — GalriMontaj Contemporary Art — as well as what motivates and inspires her. First posted on February 2, 2013 by bwitzenhausen   Tell us a little about yourself and your work. I may be an anomaly in that I am a visual artist who is also a curator, arts advocate, and a promoter. Hats get switched throughout the day, depending on what’s hot and calling my attention the loudest. When I recall my earliest memories, the most frequent activities…