Soul Intentions

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Every year I have been making very fixed goals… I define a goal as a very specific, measurable, actionable outcome for the future. But I also set some intentions for the year. The difference between an intention and a goal is that intentions guide the present whereas the goals determine the future.

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Get inspiration for your art journal by setting your intentions for yourself. Intentions are different than goals. Find out why.

More important than setting goals, are setting the intentions of how you want to live your life. 

Intentions set up your heart felt aspirations of how you want to live your life. 

The two may be interconnected. My goals tend to relate to success metrics in my life whereas my intentions affect my feelings and how I treat others.
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In my painting with words online class, I asked my students to also set their intentions. 
Here is a sampling of art from the class.
1. Art by Terri Neal
2. Art by Lorena Carretero
3. Art by Linda Dinsmore
4. Art by Lisa Derby Oden

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Art Journaling Inspirations →! I’m Miriam Schulman and I create mixed media art to tell stories. I also teach other people how to craft their stories with art. I give them the techniques they need to get the results they desire which brings more joy to their lives.
My art has been published by Somerset Studio, Art of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I’m not working on art in my studio, you’ll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at or join the fun at

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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