Monday, April 1, 2013

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE: A Facebook Group to share your process and work!

LISTENING TO MY UNIQUITY. Our souls long to be heard and expressed. What action will you take today to express uniquity pulsing through your veins? (art by Hallelujah Truth, aka Ruth Schowalter)

Hallelujah for UNIQUITIES! Yes! Your UNIQUITY and my UNIQUITY want to meet and have a party, have a conversation, and perhaps dance other UNIQUITIES! Dear fellow sojourners, I have decided to establish a Facebook group, THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE, so that we will have an online place to gather together our CREATIVE SPIRITS, share our imaginative work, and chat about it! What follows here are my ambitions for this online sharing! Please read or, better, go find this content on Facebook!

THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE is a destination for anyone who is flexing their imaginative muscle with loving persistent daily dedication and wants to share results with other like-minded souls. Whether you are a visual artist, blogger, dancer, poet, lyricist, singer, musician, scientist, entrepreneur, teacher, yogi, knitter, philosopher, or peacemaker, your images, performances, writings, or thoughts are welcome here.

You may not have hit your stride yet in BEING CREATIVE EVERY DAY, but developing and deepening your IMAGINATION is possible through perpetual, loving habitual PRACTICE. Just as you brush your teeth each day or perform any other daily habit, so can you draw that vision, pen that poem, produce that song, play that instrument, express that thought, knit that whimsical structure, construct that idea, and kick your feet up in dance!
MEET MY IMAGINATION. These wonderful companions have emerged from my daily creative practice. What a fantastic journey it is to meet oneself again and again while making art that is uniquely mine. I would like to meet your imagination! (art by Hallelujah Truth, aka Ruth Schowalter)

I believe that being engaged with your CREATIVITY enlivens you while anchoring you to something profound and meaningful. Your mind, heart, soul—whatever you want to call the ENERGY pulsing in your veins—is magical because it embodies your uniqueness. This “UNIQUITY” longs for embodiment, to be manifested into form so that IT can be carried out by you into the world of others in order for you to make authentic friendships.

Authentic friendships make everyone stronger. It is here in this Facebook group, THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE, that I invite you to share the embodiment of your CREATIVITY so that we might build a warm and supportive online CREATIVE community.

THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE is a place to visit every day and to post the following:

UNIQUITIES: Uniquities consists of your original work: visual artwork, photography, singing, dancing or theatrical performances, gardening endeavors, writing of any kind, designs, interior decoration, baked cakes or cooked dishes, scientific explanations, or teaching methodologies.

STATEMENT ABOUT THE UNIQUITY: Please write a brief-to-long explanation about your uniquity’s post. If we are to build a CREATIVE ONLINE community, we must take the task upon ourselves to ARTICULATE the intentions in our work. This accompanying expression to your post will allow others to consider your intentions when engaging in a heartfelt genuine response.
WE ARE NOT ALONE ON OUR CREATIVE JOURNEY. One of the reasons I have blogged since 2009 and now have started the Facebook group, THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE, is that I hunger for companionship along my creative journey. I want to talk about my experiences and know about yours. Do you? (art by Hallelujah Truth, aka Ruth Schowalter)

COMMENTS ON EACH OTHER’S UNIQUITIES: Absolutely respond to each other’s unique work. It is through thoughtful responses that we will build a warm CREATIVE online community. You know that you thrive like a well cared for plant when your IMAGINATIVE work receives recognition. It is through commenting that we gain momentum to do THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE.

REQUEST: Here in THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE, I ask that we not compete with one another; instead, let’s agree to be curious about one another’s work and applaud one another for showing up each day and doing our CREATIVE WORK!

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES, IMAGES, and LINKS. In addition to sharing your UNIQITIES, I also invite you to connect our CREATIVE ONLINE COMMUNITY with choice ideas and works of others. However, be sure to always explore your own CREATIVE PULSE first. Know that the primary aim of this group is to develop the discipline of YOUR UNIQUE VISION and presence here on this beautiful Earth.

That’s Coffee with Hallelujah! Soul Blog with me and tell me about your daily creative practice! Post your work on the Facebook group page, THE DAILY CREATIVE PRACTICE!

-warmly and authentically yours, Ruth Schowalter, aka Hallelujah Truth, daily creative practitio-ner, visual artist, blogger, dancer, educator

AUTHENTICALLY ME. This is one way I might portray myself. How about do you depict yourself? (art by Hallelujah Truth, aka Ruth Schowalter)


  1. love your work in this blog. Authentically me is sassy and self assured, kind and a beautiful bird.

  2. Dear SEE SEE, you are a kind and gentle fellow pilgrim! Thank you for SEEING my AUTHENTIC SELF as sassy and self-assured! And beautiful! WooHOO!

    How would you depict yourself?

  3. Beautiful art, reflect how creative you are and the ability to use different colors and make them work out together is brilliant.

  4. Mohammed! Thank you for stopping here on my blog during class, Blogging for a World Audience! I appreciate your supportive words about my artwork. It means a lot coming from another artist!

  5. love, love, love. great colors Ruth!

    1. Thank you Jennifer for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It is so nice to meet you and know that you will be blogging and sharing your work with us on Facebook on The Daily Creative Practice.

  6. Time to explore this inside out outside in. Foe me it creates a movement thru my arms hands. In music it would be feeling the groove. I'm drawing snakes