The Artist Within – A Guide

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August 11, 2009, 2:42 pm
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“You each have a CHAMPION within you.  Your CHAMPION is not for YOU

It is for OTHERS.” ~Lisa Nichols

Set it FREE!~Whitney

Lisa Nichols


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Left brain is EGO.  Right brain is “one with the universe”.

When you are critical or judgmental of your own abilities you are coming from your ego voice. Instead of thinking about how you can help yourself, think about how your strengths, passions and interests, can serve others.  When you make that switch, you disengage the ego and the elements around you will start to align to further your cause because it is for the greater good.


For you to create your best masterpiece (the art that is your life), you have to balance EGO with your conviction that you are part of something bigger than just you.  THIS is where we draw our strength.  THIS is why we believe we can achieve great things, break down barriers, create love rather than war, heal the sick, feed the hungry, speak in front of hundreds, innovate new products and ideas.


When you tap into that universal energy, that inclusive voice, you are opening up your world for extraordinary things.  That world can only be accessed via



Stengthen your right brain muscle with the creativity workouts in my book, THE ARTIST WITHIN, A GUIDE TO BECOMING CREATIVELY FIT!

Your life is art and you are the artist! ~Whitney

The Shack!
January 4, 2009, 10:43 pm
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I read The Shack in typical can’t-put-down fashion this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Incredible!  The message of hope, love and of another dimension where we are always at peace was incredibly inspiring!  No matter your beliefs you will feel loved and full of hope when you are finished!

The Artist Within @ these Barnes&Noble
December 1, 2008, 3:47 am
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The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit

Available at Barnes & Noble

In the following cities!!!


AZ:  Phoenix, Tuscon, Scottsdale, Chandler

AK:  Anchorage


CA:  1000 Oaks, Aliso Viejo, San Fernando/Burbank

Calabasas, Citrus Heights, Corona, Costa Mesa,

Dublin, Encitas, Encino,

Fullerton, Glendora, Glendale, Huntington Beach,

Irvine, La Mesa,

Los Angeles-Grove, Los Angeles-W. Pico, Los Angeles-Studio City,

Main OC, Rosecrans/Manhattan Beach, Marin del Rey, Metarie, Montclair, Newport Beach,

Oceanside, Palmdale, Palm Desert,  Pasadena,

Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside,

Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica,

Temecula, Torrance, Ventura, Walnut Creek, W. Pico, Woodland Hills


CO:  Ft. Collins, Glendale, Lakewood, Lone Tree

DE:  New Castle

FL:  Boca Raton, Kendall-Miami, Palation, Pembroke Pines

GA:  Alpharetta, Commerce

ID:  Boise

KS:  Coffeyville

KY:  Cambellville, Lexington

LA:  Baton Rouge

MA:  Framingham, Burlington

MD:  Ellicott City

MI:  Kalamazoo, Northville

MN:  Eden Prairie, Edina, Roseville

NC:  Greensboro

NH:  Nashua, Newington, Manchester

NJ:  Jamesburg, Paramus, Springfield


NYC:  1972 Broadway, 2289 Broadway, Brooklyn, Court St.-Brooklyn,  Citicorp Store,  555 Fifth Ave., 1280 Lexington,  17 NYC, Warren

NY:  Albany-Watertown, Amherst, Carle Place, Forest Hills, Rochester


NV:  Fernley, Henderson, Old Virginia-Reno, Reno

OH:  Cincinatti

OR:  Beaverton, Portland

SD:  Sioux Falls

TX:  Houston, NW Hwy. Dallas, Research-Austin, Webster

UT:  Orem, Salt Lake City, Sandy

WA:  Pine-Seattle, Univ. Village-Seattle

WI:  Brookfield, Madison, Wauwatosa

Great book! Matisse & Picasso
October 23, 2008, 2:32 pm
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Matisse & Picasso by Francoise Gilot

Francoise is the mother of Paloma and Pablo Picasso.  She is the “Surviving Picasso” movie, etc.  She is the only one of Picasso’s women who kept it together after their relationship ended–she was also the only artist, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  This book describes the interesting relationship between Picasso and Matisse.  Matisse is the only person/artist that Picasso truly respected.  Picasso was a bit of an egotistical ass, frankly–but I LOVE his art!  Read this book!  It is educational and entertaining!

Books you need to buy and read!
October 17, 2008, 3:09 am
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Each of these books has fueled my fire!  They have such valuable information, insight and inspiration.  Contact the authors and let them know how you heard about their book…they love that (or I love that!)!

Stay Tuned by Jennifer Weigel…I read this book in two sittings!  I did not want to get up.  Even when I am so busy, it is amazing the reading time I find when it is a can’t-put-downer!  This book by my friend I grew up with will inspire you to pursue your life’s path from a spiritual (hello, right brain) perspective.

The Road to Eden’s Ridge by M.L. Rose…This is a “Bridges of Madison County” type of story.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry….Part of the story is set in Nashville, so you will recognize Bongo Java and Belmont, Bluebird Cafe’, etc.

A Whole New Mind, Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future by Dan Pink…I’ve blogged about this book in the first two entries.  Dan is a HUGE inspiration for me and for SO many others!  He is talking to the white-shirts and the rest of us!  Read it!

My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor…SUCH a great read.  Informative, she’s a brain researcher, and interesting!  She’s on a mission too!  She wants you to understand how your brain works and that you want to get into your right brain!  I love it!

That’s all for now.  Let me know what you think of them!  Whitney