Guest Blogger



Your guide in this series is Marti McGinnis. With a lifetime of conjuring up her own happy worlds Marti now makes available to you her methods for finding and creating your own creative dreamworlds!

A self-professed ‘color addict’ Marti began her art career in earnest after it appeared she wasn’t cut out for regular corporate life. Ok, she didn’t start that out typically either being that she went straight into the non-profit world, but still.

After a two year stint in the South Pacific making cartoon books about health issues for the Fijian Ministry of Health she came back to the states and embarked on a journey following the sun and selling her artwork in many forms in many venues both here in the states and abroad.

From a sellout show in a warehouse by a crumbling German mill enclave to an accordion music and locally grown champagne infused gallery in a small town in the L’Ardeche region of southern France Marti has reveled in the places and opportunities pursuing her passions has taken her.

Since her move to Kentucky she has really embraced the digital mode of disseminating her ideas and her drawing board practically caught on fire when she learned about print of demand book creating. She paints, felts and draws up a storm in a 200 year old log home surrounded by herds of unicorns. She also spends a whole lot of time trying to learn the language of "equus" or horse whispering. To help her in this quest she has Iota McHippus and Muon McHippus; both equines, a mini and an American Paint.

To connect with Marti's Creative Pursuits and that miniature horse who posts snark almost every day on his own Facebook page check out:

Marti's Online Art Shop
Marti's HapiLani Story as print book
HapiLani is also available from iTunes as downloadable full color digital book
Marti's Dog, JoJo McGinnis, is also an artist and has a book of his philosophies and art on Amazon.


Blog Posts by MartiMu

  • Get Inspired NOW!

    Get Inspired NOW!

    I think it cross pollinates. I mean I think we each have a bunch but that it grows exponentially if we’re brave enough to do a few simple things. Here are 18 practices you might want to try out to help you be more creative!

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  • Serioulsy, Let's CREATE Some Unicorns

    Serioulsy, Let’s CREATE Some Unicorns

    I’ve been talking to you about how to find what others say is impossible; we’re looking for unicorns. So how CAN you find what is hard to be certain actually exists? You start to learn how to discern your environment different than usual. Here are some ways to begin to practice this amazing craft.

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  • How to Find Unicorns - For Real

    How to Find Unicorns – For Real

    Unicorns have been a part of human folklore for many centuries. Their mystique is captivating. BUT from what I know of equine nature, the practicality of a thousand pound creature with a propensity to skedaddle in perhaps unpredictable directions with a saber coming out of his head is questionable from a handler’s point of view. […]

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  • How to Make Your OWN Dream Land - and Travel there too

    How to Make Your OWN Dream Land – and Travel there too

    It is my joyful duty to inform you that you have direct access to any wonderful worlds you care to dream up. Below are some suggestions for how to go about visiting them. Oh, and let me mention that most kids know how to do this instinctively. We sort of get it taught out of […]

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  • Thoughts Become Things

    Thoughts Become Things

    Through the ages humankind has spent a ton of brainpower thinking about Unicorns. Are they real? Were they ever? Are there some for the finding in this crazy world?

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