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An Interview and Giveaway with Christine Mason Miller Author of Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World

A note from Jenn: Tonight I have the pleasure of attending my friend Christine Mason Miller’s Desire to Inspire book launch in Santa Monica, CA. I can’t wait to celebrate with her and so many of the fellow contributors to this amazing book. I loved Christine’s book Ordinary Sparkling Moments and am now thrilled that she has a new bundle of joy and inspiration to share with the world. Please read on to find out how you can win some of her beautiful artwork!

Christine Mason Miller’s latest book – Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World – is a collection of stories, exercises, images, quotes, and anecdotes from twenty extraordinary contributors, all sharing insights and experiences of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. Each chapter discusses a different aspect of living a passion-fueled life, and this month Christine is offering a 60-Second Snapshot of each chapter as part of her Desire to Inspire Virtual Book Tour. Click here for all her online book tour dates!

Today Christine discusses Chapter 7 ~ Plenty of Room for Everyone

“My work is not to try to determine what I think the rest of the world will like, buy, celebrate or approve of. My work is to do my own work…That is the first and most important step toward finding my place in the world – the place where what I have to offer walks hand in hand with what the world needs, a place that exists for everyone.” ~Desire to Inspire

There is no one on earth like you.

End of lesson.

Leave a comment today through December 20th and be entered to win one of the three wall art pieces pictured below!


Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Monica-based artist, writer, and explorer. Her next book Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World – is now available at bookstores everywhere and Amazon.com. Follow her adventures at www.christinemasonmiller.com.

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  • Janice Rogers December 16, 2011, 2:50 pm

    Wow! Her book looks like another I need to add to my reading list! I’m in that creative world right now.

  • Lyn coulthard December 16, 2011, 3:32 pm

    What a fabulous book title-Desire to Inspire…it conjures such wonderful passionate and meaningful things…

  • H. December 16, 2011, 3:33 pm

    Lovely! I always feel happier when I read articles on your site :).

  • Debra Marrs December 16, 2011, 3:38 pm

    Desire to Inspire! Wowsa, Christine and Jenn! You two are such a gift to the creative community. Thank you for bringing your gifts into the light during 2011. You inspire the rest of us creatives to believe in what we’re here to do. Be yourself – there’s only one YOU! Right on, sistahs!!

  • delara December 16, 2011, 4:17 pm

    wonderful to see someone following her own voice and creating from that place of knowing! thanks for sharing!!

  • Karen Carnabucci December 16, 2011, 4:29 pm

    Creativity is power. This kind of power helps us believe that we can create a meaningful life for ourselves. Art and creativity truly can transform the world.

  • Cass Mullane December 16, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Congrats on the book and bravo to the sentiment that we need to “do our own work” to make a difference in the world!!

  • Kristin hodson December 16, 2011, 5:01 pm

    Just that small excerpt was inspiring and makes me want to read the whole book! Would live to have some art.

  • Kate December 16, 2011, 7:34 pm

    Thank you Christine for such a great reminder that a place exists for everyone. It is so hard, sometimes, not to get paralyzed by all that is already out there- there are so many folks with immense talent, it is easy to throw in the towel.
    Thank you Jenn for celebrating Christine and for this great giveaway!
    (PS I am loving your Instagram gadget thingy with your amazing images)

  • Shannon December 17, 2011, 7:40 am

    It sounds amazing. On my Christmas wishlist!

  • Ciel Ellis December 17, 2011, 9:53 am

    Wow. Congratulations for bringing your inspiration out into the world. You have journeyed to your creativity and now completed the journey to publishing. Fantastic.

    I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season feeling the love that the world has for you.

    Ciel Ellis

  • sarah austin December 17, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Thank you for all of your tutorials and the book was the best by far. I really do not think i would have even decided to continue with my photography business without your inspiration. Before i felt like i was trying too hard to make myself fit to my surroundings. you helped me see that i can be different and people will love it~
    Love the intsagrams!

  • Linda Kennedy December 17, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Love it… want to touch it right now… just be able to open it up and start reading. Very appealing. I need to know more about the Instagram gadget thingy!

  • Hobby December 19, 2011, 7:17 am

    LOVE Christine’s work! Just ordered the book for my Christmas present to myself. LOVE Jennifer’s work. Ordered her book earlier this year. I’m inspired by both of you!

  • Deanna December 19, 2011, 7:52 am

    lovely! I love collaborative works.

  • Michelle December 20, 2011, 2:28 pm

    What an inspiration! The wall art look like gentle reminders we all could use.

  • Jennifer Lee December 21, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Congrats, Lyn! You’re the winner of the wall art. We’ve sent you an e-mail to coordinate getting the prize to you. Enjoy!

  • Lyn coulthard December 22, 2011, 2:40 am

    Wow!!! OMGosh! I can’t believe it! How lucky am I.

    Thankyou so much I am absolutely thrilled.!!

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