This Year’s Theme: Keep Creating 2019

2019: New Year’s Battlecry

For a while now, I’ve been trying to come up with ideas and concepts for my 2019 theme.

⚡I’ve recently completed Shonda Rhimes’ book – Year of Yes and inspired that I could also have it for 2019, making it as my year of YESes… but a part of me wasn’t that convinced.

Braver2019 also came up as I’m follower of Arriane Serafico of The Purposeful Creative. But the word braver doesn’t really echo in my heart…

⚡Then comes Clarity, Consistency and Authenticity. The triad of values a creative must have! 💫 ✨. Although I want all these 3 words, I am still in search for something simple yet a real flagship of what’s #inmyheart and mind.

I’ve come across this amazing video and has been inspired, it’s for all creatives and artists too:

Then all along, I have been so much into this word that even a shorter term/ syllable/s of it brings joy and happy thoughts. Fireworks of ideas, colors and concepts entertains my mind and I feel like I’m in love with it! 💞 hahaha

Marie Forleo, one of my inspirations, model and thought leader continuously say that we are what we think of ourselves. Our thoughts manifest who we become. Therefore it’s best that we keep our mind with positivity and reframe our mind with the things that we want to invite into our lives.

Finally after a long while, I went back reading a few pages of one of my favorite creativity book – THE BIG MAGIC, I found the answer and my official battle cry/theme for 2019! Inspired from these lines which actually brings me to tears! Nope, I’m not over writing here – it really happened. I struggle a bit in coining what I want to look forward to this year and even pushed this blog post after a week and 2 (days to be exact! 🙂 ) and Big Magic is simply the one who can clear it out! I feel like my soul is the one saying them. So much of my truths are literally brought to life in this book and I can’t just stop appreciating it. Here’s an excerpt:

… I also want to live the most vividly temporary life that I can be.

I don’t just mean physically but mentally, spiritually and intellectually.

I don’t want to be afraid of the bright colors, or new sounds, or

big love, or risky decisions, or strange experiences, or weird

endeavors, or sudden changes or even failure. . .

I am going to spend as much as time as I can creating delightful

things out of my existence, because that’s what brings me awake

and that’s what brings me alive.

– Liz Gilbert, Big Magicquotation-marks

So, without any further ado, my theme for 2019 is:

#KeepCreating2019.

This year, I’d like to manifest more creativity into my life. The Creative Passport is close to its completion and although it’s not officially released yet my commitment to it remains. Aside from this project, I’m also incorporating more splashes of creative lifestyle, more projects and hopefully I’ll be able to bring forth these things within the year to come. Inspired from FLIQ Media’s hashtag on creativity #DivineSpark, I would like to bring God honor with my creative side and keep touching with that spark in me.

✨Our GIFT, and sharing it to the world is our responsibility. Not sharing it would be a big sin. A touch of creativity, a touch of His Divine Spark! ✨

Lastly, this time aside from all the GOAL setting list of to dos, I’d like to create another version of the theme or battle cry of the year by adding an answer to this specific question:

*WHAT DO I WANT TO FEEL THIS 2019?

💚💚💚 I want to feel that I am CREATIVE, I’m HEALTHY and ABUNDANTLY BLESSED financially and in all aspects in life. 💚💚💚#KeepCreating

🥂 Cheers to a fun, creative and abundant 2019! 🥂

Stay blessed and let’s all be God’s blessing to others.

JM Kayne

Everyone can be CREATIVE!

On my earlier posts, I have defined what creativity is for me.

Yes, it takes courage to proclaim it but again I do believe that everyone can be creative. So, this time, I’d like you to relate more to it. That’s why in this blog post I’m sharing my thoughts on what a creative person is . . . or who are these creatives?

 

You are a creative if you are – – – 

  • an artist – of any form

  • a teacher

  • musician (singer, lyricist, guitarist, pianist and all other instruments)

  • poet

  • writer, novelist

  • DIY enthusiast

  • graphic designer

  • actor/actress

  • directors, costumes designers

  • painter

  • dj/vj

  • speaker

  • flower arranger

  • architect / engineer

  • copywriters

  • storytellers

  • ads creators (print,audio and video)

  • blogger /vlogger

  • fashion trendsetter, tailors, dressmakers/seamstress

  • event organizers

  • and the list goes on . . . ultimately, YOU are one!

Now — don’t worry if your creative pursuit (or profession) isn’t on this list because whatever you are into (creatively), you’re an artist of life. You are a creative no matter what!

A creative is an artist in any form of art. It’s not exclusive for musicians, writers or painters. Creatives are people who sees the world a little differently than others. S/he is an individual who may usually influence others not only through their personality but by the gifts and talents that are innate in them.

S/he is a thought leader. Sometimes s/he doesn’t know what s/he does. Very relatable right? 🙂 haha

So, what does a creative exactly do?

A creative CREATES. S/he creates something for the mere reason of personal pleasure. She writes just to write, he sings/dances just to feel the music within and just to be entwined with pure joy as the tone and rhythm goes around the whole room. She crafts ideas both made and not made yet.

 

So a creative creates whatever it is that he/she feels that the world calls him/her to create.

 

A creative follows and breaks the rules to accomplish what needs to be born.

With this definition, I know that once in our life we have that thrill and call to do something. To create something. Therefore I strongly believed that everyone can be creative!

And yes, you! You who are reading this — is a creative too! After all you won’t land to this page without that inkling that you are one. 🙂

What type of creative are you and how do you define what a creative is? Share it on the comment below.

 

Don’t let that creative light within you blinkers…

Go on and create! Create, create create! 🙂 

 

 

God bless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#Creativity #TheCreativePassport #CreativeCuriosity #CreativeGenius #CreativeLiving #Lala  #DivineSpark

My Creative Mantra

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I have been following Lavendaire (Aileen Xu) for almost 6 months now and she is definitely inspiring me to be creative (among others). As I continue to follow her – I happen to bumped into her mini-activity of creating a Creative Mantra; an affirmation about who I am as a creative.

So here is my declaration!

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I am creative.

I am passionate and worthy to share my talent and skills to the world.

I am confident of being God’s creation, therefore I know I am special.

I am destined for greatness.

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#CreativeMantra
#TheCreativePassport
#DivineSpark
#TalentsForHim
#DestinedForGreatness

 

Creative Mantra is your personal declaration of who you are as a creative individual. It is your creative manifesto. A declaration (published and verbal) of your intentions, motives, views on creativity – on creating anything. Your affirmation to create, create and create! And as my writing hero – Elizabeth Gilbert asks: Who gets to decide if you are creative? (a legitimate artist) – no one but YOU!

 

So go ahead, have your own manifesto. What’s your #CreativeMantra?

 

Share it on the comment section below 🙂

 

God bless,

 

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Haiku

Haiku

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Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.


This is another side of me. Way – way back in High school I love writing poems. I guess it comes with the fact that when you’re young, you tend to be “emo” and romantic. Thus topics of poetry on love and relationship comes easy. It has been a decade (or more) that I haven’t written a poem. Not until today! 🙂 It is when I listened to one of my favorite podcast – Happier by Gretchen Ruben that my “poetic soul” comes alive! . . . They were talking about creating a HAIKU! And so this is my take on it,  🙂 therefore I’ll be making this a regular column and so the Haiku Project will be popping around every now and then. 😀

Here’s the first one. 

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We create our plan,

When completed, He answers.

His time is perfect.

 

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#Haiku #HaikuProject #IamJMKayne

DIY – Printable Creative Calendar (Luggage bag style)

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I always enjoy creating something and as I browse Pinterest, there’s been quiet a lot of inspiration… This time I stumbled to this DIY Calendar using bag tags! 😀 So I created my version here.  Wanna use it? Follow the below guide. 

Instructions:

1. Download the pdf file

  • If the font doesn’t match, and you would like to use the same – it is called Nexa Rust Slab. Download it on 1001fonts.com/nexa-rust-font

2. Print all pages.

  • Printing pages 2 – 11 is one set of the 12 months & 2 sets of numbers.
  • You may use a normal bond paper or a bit thicker one 
  • Optional: Laminate each tags for it to be stronger & can can last longer.

3. Get a photo frame or any solid /cork board 

  • Photo frames or solid/cork board or whatever material you can think of… where you can tie or add a hook to it, to which you can hang the tags! (just like mine below)
  • Use a pin, thread or a ribbon to tie them as per the picture.
  • Arrange and feel free to add some aesthetics.
Well, all you have to do is print it out and apply your creative way of presenting it. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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This is an alternative to your classic calendar at home or in the office. This DIY printable creative calendar in a luggage tag design will give you the authority to style it the way you want. Of course you can re-create it and DO IT YOURSELF… But if you love this design, then GET IT NOW!

#ShopJMKayne #DIYCalendar

 

To purchase, go my Facebook Page & let’s talk. 🙂

 

 Here’s how I did mine 🙂 

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Be blessed and be God’s blessings!

 

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