The Muse Academy : Attic Keeper answers her most FAQ’s in original song video!

What’s The Muse Academy?  What’s a Muse?  This video answers some of that, but please scroll through this blog for the inner workings and bits of detail.

Please ask Heidi Hansen at  dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com for help if you want to learn how to be more creative in your work, hobby and family life.  And, you may pay for her object expertise by using this paypal button. Thanks, and carpe imagi!


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Welcome To The Muse Academy (Video Brochure)

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“30 Days To Heightened Creativity in Business and Personal Life”  a 30-day workbook to learn and apply creativity skills by Heidi D. Hansen, M.A. will come out June 1, 2017.  Purchase price:  $39.00 – and that comes with 3 of Heidi’s best art prints of your choice.  Use the Paypal buttons here to purchase — and include $5.00 for postage/handling, then email Heidi with your mailing address.  Email:  dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com .  Heidi is available for creativity coaching and consulting for an hourly fee of $70.00, payments can be made using these Paypal buttons.  Thanks, and I look forward to connecting soon! — HH

The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Muse


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Muses in The Joyous Fog

 

Once you have adopted your Muse at The Muse Academy, you will attend a day-long seminar on the proper care and feeding of this most precious creative life.

Briefly, you must allow continual romping through your sketchbook, where your Muse can have constant access to the Joyous Fog. (Joyous Fog is that delicious spot of pleasure where ideas come to light in happy but blurry form, and the hard sweaty spot of slogging through the work of giving them form).

Know that your Muse’s food source is observation, and its water source is listening.  Keeping your ideas in question form is helpful technique in keeping these sources flowing.

Muses need exercise, too!  Keep them fit by trading them around with other Muses and switching places, particulars, and perspectives with regularity.

Give your Muse a rest.  Doing nothing is sometimes the best thing to do for your muse.

And, do not forget the paycheck!  Your Muse gets paid on time, every time, and paid well!

———————–To purchase the Muse Academy workbook ($39.99) on developing your own inner muse, creativity skills, insights and application, contact Heidi Hansen at (360) 892-5218, or email at  dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com.  Heidi Hansen is available for creative coaching and consultation on these topics, and her fee is $70.00 per hour.  Major credit cards are accepted through Paypal, using the buton here.  Thanks, and carpe imagi!
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Rare Sighting of Reclusive Attic Keeper Takes Selfies To Promote The Muse Academy Mural

Documented by these shameless selfies, The Attic Keeper is hot at her easel with her own personal Muses, Maile Lei and Storm The Rescue Cat.

 
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Can you spot the 5 main Muses of Muse Academy in the mural?  These are the 5 that save the day and stop the bank from foreclosing on the Academy, using Idea Currency, and keep The Vacuus out of the windows, using their wits and humor and a little reckless luck.

 

Their names are Bookie, Cookie, Techie, Dance and Ponderous.

What’s the top 3 keys to creativity?  Taught at Muse Academy?

  1.  Observe things.  Observe using all your senses and perspectives;
  2.  Use what you have right around you no matter how odd it seems;
  3.  Daydream and doodle.

Heidi Hansen, M.A., is available to coach you in better creativity for your work, business, hobby or personal talent and purpose in life.  Use this handy Papal button to float Heidi a few bucks so she can stay in paints and decent kibble, call her at (360) 892-5218, or email at dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com.


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Thanks, and Carpe Imagi!

Nativica celebrates Earth Day 2017 with a Day of Climate Change Service

Nativica Earth Day Poster 2017Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Heidi Hansen is offering a FREE poster (shown above, 8 x 10) printed on heavy paper and signed and numbered, if you will do one hour of hard labor in and for the earth on that day.

Just email or call me with your plan and goal for that day, do it, and call or email me back with a short report, and I’ll send you this Nativica poster, free of charge.

Join me this coming week for a Nativica Spring Art Woodswalk, here at this site, where I will put up a spring collection of the NorthWest native plants you will encounter as you take a long woodswalk in April and May.  Thanks, and see you soon!


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p.s. If you would like to purchase a Nativica poster, just use this Paypal button here with a major credit or debit card for $14.99 and I will mail you a signed Nativica Earth Day 2017 commemorative print as shown above  Thanks!

— And you can reach Heidi at (360) 892-5218, or email at  dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com.  Take a walk through her mental health advocacy site at http://www.heidihansenadvocacy.wordpress.com, for mental health tips and art!

The Attic Keeper and Muse Academy Panel Mural in Progress, Teaching Creativity Skills. Carpe imagi!

 

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Carpe imagi, and welcome to the Attic Keeper’s panel mural in progress.  Here’s the initial sketches on a 12′ x 20″ countertop panel, which will depict the Vacuus, the Muses, Attic Keeper, Muse Academy, and the struggle to save the integrity and value of their Idea Currency.  More will be posted in time, as this mural in – progress comes to life.

(click on the Paypal button below if you would like to donate a bit towards supplies for this project, or purchase a print, meditation poster, or original art.   For details, email me at dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com, or call (360) 892-5218. Thanks!)

 


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Remember Heidi Hansen, author-artist, is available to help you develop your creative life – whether that be in your career, work, hobbies and interests, lifestyle, etc.  She charges but fees can be negotiated, and she takes credit cards via http://www.paypal.com.  Call her at (360) 892-5218 or email at  dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com to discuss.  Donations to support the supply cupboard for this project are greatly appreciated.

A Poem For You by Mary Oliver

The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
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This poem was written by the great poet Mary Oliver. http://maryoliver.beacon.org/
Outside my window where my computer and art table is situated, a shaft of hot bright spring sunlight is blasting off the misty gray lead of winter-spring and its quiet ruminations which have circled in on themselves.
It is time  —  it beguiles me –  to get out there and slog through the muddy grasses with a puppy who has not yet experienced spring and all its accordant smells and vapors and attitudes and surprise adventures and stunning dismay.
Well, off we go now, to put on our shlomping shoes,  and attend to our wild and precious life.
Thank you for this poem, Mary Oliver. http://maryoliver.beacon.org/
–Heidi Hansen