Native American Writer & Artist

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This a writer who I look up to that is going to be focusing on writing her memoir too. – Buffy

Judith Anne Clinton

Writing Identity-Influencing Change

“Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change,” wrote Ingrid Bengis, a writer known for her collection of essays on love, hate and sexuality. I wrote an opinion piece published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that influenced change in the mental healthcare system. As a writer, I will continue to use words to influence change. I will examine what the experts tell me in four articles on the importance of good writing skills in business. I will examine how I can use similar writing skills in the workplace and examine my creative writing.
I can improve on my writing, but what are the experts telling me? I read three articles on the importance of good writing skills in business. I researched grant writing, which included many key elements of writing. Columnist Andrea Kay writes that a key to moving up in a career is to have…

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My Journey with The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way Circle

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartistswaycircle/

 

Greetings fellow travelers,

I’m Buffy and my Indian name is Wabun Anung which means Morning Star. I am Native American enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohicans tribe. In 1996, I was sitting in Highwind books in Milwaukee. I was in a comfortable chair, sipping green tea, and listening to mesmerizing music when I noticed a book on a nearby table, The Artist’s Way book. I picked it up and as I thumbed through it I felt this was MY book. It spoke to me and I immediately bought it.

My life was more fun and playful as I did the Artist’s Way journey. It was doing little things like buying myself more strawberries, taking a mandala art class, and going to a theater show that gave me a sense of greater abundance in my day to day life.

But it also stimulated BIG changes too! I mustered up the courage to dare to live out my creative dreams…I went back to college at UW-Milwaukee to study drawing and painting post graduate. I began to play my Native American flute publicly in the park. I helped paint a mural and got my picture in the paper! These were so exciting to me!! So when I completed my Artist’s Way journey, I decided to do it again, but this time I joined an online cluster (that no longer exists) to do it with. I loved the interaction!! I dreamed that such a group could be brought to Milwaukee’s creative and artistic people!

In May 26, 2000 I created The Artist’s Way Circle Yahoo! and I have run the group for the last 12 years. As a group we expanded into The Artist’s Way Circle on Facebook. Between both groups there are over 700 subscribers.

Today I write as a Memorist and Poet. I am writing “Two Step” a creative memoir I am writing about a Native American woman finding herself, her higher power, and true love. I write Chick Lit stories in the forms of novel drafts “Step,” “Enigma,” and “Webcam Love.” I also have written a series of poems. My “Woman of the Dawn” poem was published in “First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples: Exploring Their Past, Present, and Future.” John Roberts. Emond Montgomery Publication. 2005

I joined this team because I am really impressed with the site SparkPeople and I am so passionate about the Artist’s Way. I completed 14 twelve week Artist’s Way journeys including a twelve week cycle of Walking in This World. I aspire to begin to start Julia Cameron’s third Artist’s Way book Finding Water this October.

Thanks for having me,
Buffy
Wabun anung Morning Star

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