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Healing Art with SARK

Updated on October 5, 2015

SARK Inspires and Empowers with Healing ART!

SARK is an artist and writer whose colorful inspiration and healing art makes hearts sing! Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK) has written and created 15 best-selling books, and created hundreds of products.

SARK is the founder and CEO of Planet SARK. She creates products and services to support empowered living. She was featured in the popular film "Women of Wisdom and Power" - and THAT she IS!

SARK is a change catalyst who provides whimsical and HIGHLY creative resources for healing arts and inspiration to transform your life and be your best authentic self.

(image © SARK)

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Get Creative Mental Nutrition with SARK!

Free your creativity and feed joy with SARK inspiration.

What SARK says about being CREATIVE...

Commit to your creative spirit by experiencing creative things- tiny or large.

Realize that you ARE creative already- you are born as a creative soul.

Engage in practices that fill your soul- then share the overflow with the world.

Avoid energies that drain you or drag you down- learn from them and then move on.

Try new things all the time- be filled and fulfilled by what you experience.

Invest in creativity- read, study, discuss creative things with creative thinking people.

Vividness is a creativity accelerator. Go find some.

Energetically shift to an active creative daily life-you are meant to live this way.

Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity
Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity

SARK has empowered millions of people to live their creative dreams, manage their businesses, and savor personal connections. However she experienced her own grief in the deaths of her mother and cat and the end of a treasured relationship, and was challenged to walk her talk.

As she proves in this title "Glad No Matter What" she was able to journey through her own layers of grief and loss and emerge stronger and more whole. She shares the insights she found along the way in this inspiring book, her own practical strategies that we can all use to cultivate positive transformation through life’s inevitable challenges.

 

Celebrity Remarks about SARK!

SARK Kudos

"We, in the world, and this weary-old world itself, have a great gaping need for SARK. Let's call for more and more SARK to fill every book bag and each attache case."

~Maya Angelou, author

"SARK is a sparkler who jump-starts the creative process. Her ideas are user-friendly, innovative, and pragmatic....SARK's gentle and effervescent work is a festive, creative catalyst that throws open a wide and generous gate."

~Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist' Way"

"SARK's work is so delightful. She brings out the creative child in all of us. I have loved SARK and her work since the moment I met her."

~Louise Hay, author of "You Can Heal Your Life"

“In my humble opinion, this is the best book SARK has yet written.” ~ Christiane Northrup, PhD, author of The Wisdom of Menopause and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

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SARK Intro to her ePrograms

SARK invites YOU...

to join her artful adventure

and sample her new ePrograms

with this artful image. ==>

SARK lovers will recognize her whimsical and colorful style.

Get the Planet SARK Free Newsletter.

SARK's free monthly newsletter is SUCH a delight...it's like receiving a ray of sunshine in your e-mail box! Full of brilliant colors and whimsical drawings, inspiration and food for the soul, her newsletter arrives in her own colorful handwriting - no typical font here. SARK'S e-letter a GEM in a sea of boring e-mails, sure to bring smiles and lift your heart.

Go get signed up for her free newsletter now at Planet SARK.

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More Fun Whimsy about SARK

SARK says that her first (and favorite) job was as Wake-Up Fairy in kindergarten. She is a recovering procrastinator/perfectionist who practices what she teaches, and lives in a Magic Cottage in San Francisco, CA.

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Creativity Advice from SARK

SARK creates the most wonderfully uplifting and colorful books that are a whimsical marriage of words and art. She encourages mistakes and messiness.

Other ways to stimulate creativity...

* eat mangoes naked

* hide all the clocks in your house.

* spend the whole day reading magazines.

* drink the sunset. * stop worrying.* be ridiculous.

'Celebrate Your Life' image ~ SARK)

Hear SARK on her Inspiration Phone Line

SARK invites you to take pleasure and inspiration from her FREE 5 minute recorded message. SARK changes the message when the spirit moves her so check back regularly.

The Inspiration Line has welcomed over 5,000 callers from all over the world each month for over 10 years. Here's the number: 415-546-3742.

(image ~ SARK)

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More Ways to get cReAtiVe from SARK

* tape a piece of paper over the TV screen with all of your ideas for new shows

* get in the bathtub with candles and slices of mango and read a travel book; vicariously travel with the author

* plant pots and pots of brightly colored flowers

* wear bright togas and meet in a drumming circle

* make more mistakes... you learn quicker

* swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight

* practice radical self-acceptance

* keep toys in the bathtub (giggles)

SARK calls her home

'the magic cottage'

Once a tool shed, it is only 180 square feet in size,

and is surrounded by a HUGE garden.

SARK, magic cottage
SARK, magic cottage

POLL: Got a SARK Favorite Book Title? - Vote your favorite SARK title with a quick click.

Which book title by SARK is YOUR favorite?

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Unique SARK Perspectives

Healing arts
Healing arts

One reason SARK is so adored is her ability to tear down the walls we've built around ourselves and get to what she calls the 'marvelous messy middle' place of dealing with emotions in ways that are creative yet very direct. She repeatedly reminds us to be kinder to ourselves, to allow time and energy for self-reflection, to practice better ways to respond instead of to react when faced with challenges in life.

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Unleash Your Creative Thinking
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Creative Collage Captions
Making collage art is simple to do and a fun way to express yourself. No art lessons? No problem. No special supplies are needed either, just some time to le...

Create Free Graphics
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Create a Mandala Collage
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The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder
The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder

"I love this energizing, inspiring, feisty companion of a book! The Awe-Manac is brilliantly escorting me through my creative days (and nights)" SARK .

 

If you love SARK... - you will also love Jill Badonsky!

Jill Badonsky is an artist, humorist, nationally recognized seminar leader, and creativity consultant. She has led hundreds of groups and individuals craving more creative joy. She lives in San Diego.

A delightful twist on the Farmer’s Almanac, this book provides daily forecasts and directives to help readers make life more creative, amusing, gratifying, and extraordinary—every day of the year! with encouragement to think more brilliantly, laugh more often, make art or write creatively, and simply add a lot more “awe” into daily life.

So INSPIRED by SARK. What about YOU? Do you SARK? Join the discussion.


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      Sojourn 7 years ago

      Nicely done!! Such a cheerful and energizing lens. I'd never heard of SARK but what a joyful set of doodles. I love the artwork and anything this cheery has to be a good thing! Beautiful. :)

      Erica

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      Marelisa 7 years ago

      Hi, I see you're also a SARK fan. Your lens is very colorful and vibrant, I think SARK would like it. :-)

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      This page is an ad for the books by its own creativity! gorgeous and blessed by a squid angel. Sounds like I have some reading to do!

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      Surfie LM 7 years ago

      Wow, I feel more creative already! I love all the drawings and how they use all those great colors! I consider "rainbow" my favorite color. :)

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I love Sark and was originally introduced to her work in the early 1990s!! My favorite creativity recommendation from her is to write all your stuff in bed!!

      Where I wish I was right now!! LOL!!

      ####blessed####

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @myraggededge: Thanks so much, and your own art is touched by SARK! Beautiful!

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      greenerme 7 years ago

      This is wonderful, congratulations on lens of the day!

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      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      Congratulations!!! What a great lens.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Congratulations for LOTD! Now a SARK fan and following you two on Twitter. :)

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @GrowWear: WOW!!! This just totally MAKES my DAY! Lot D...ME! THANKS!!! woo-HOO!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Excellent job on LOTD! I'd rate it 5*s but I already did!

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I love SARK!

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Congratulations! Excellent work a well deserved LOTD!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Just between you and me, I have my rubber ducky in my bathtub:)

      CONGRATULATIONS on Lens of the Day!!!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Great lens...Congratulations on LOTD!!

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      congrats on LOTD!

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      congrats on LOTD!

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @Sylvestermouse: Rubber ducky? me too (Shhhh!) ...bathtub toys of all sorts have shown up since I've been tuned in to SARK. HA! Silly thing to NOT do, bathtime is totally about YOU! She's my SHEro beyond all of you RMs of course. Keep Smilin' Ladies!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      This is beautiful! Journaling is something I wish I had done for many years, can't tell you how many times I started, I'm going to look into what she has to say about that...and the good Lord knows that I could learn a thing or two about just having fun! Congrats on LOTD, very worthy:-) ~claudia

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      THANKS SO MUCH to ALL of you!!! I'm thinking of that song by the Pointer Sisters..."I'm so excited, I just can't hide it..." I will say this one IS one of my all time favorite lenses, and this LOTD award inspires me to play with it even more...got some new stuff to add...more SARK art and also her newest Creativity Cruise, so stay tuned. You incredible RMs ROCK! MUCHOS Gracias! Hope you create some space in your heart and your art for SARK, cause you'll be renewed and inspired dramatically. Can't imagine a nicer gift! Thanks for celebrating with me! Holy cow, but my e-mail and guestbook here is going WILD today! Best 2 U from Carolan in St. Lou :-)

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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      SARK is a favorite of mine. I love the color that she brings to life. Congrats on LOTD. :)

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      Well desreved LOTD!

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      Well deserved LOTD!

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD...5*...very interesting and inspiring lens, we all have creativity in us, it just needs to be brought out.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Great lens.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Congrats on lens of the day, great work!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a colorful lens about SARK! Congratulations on LOTD! Let's add an Angel Blessing to the mix, too.

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      thank you, thank you, thank you! this is terrific!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well deserving of LotD!! Great lens about SARK.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Congratulations on LOTD.

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      olga-kay 7 years ago

      I love SARK! She's 100% authentic and I love how encourages us all to be more creative. Nice lens. :)

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      Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Congrats on LOTD!!!! I almost did a lens on SARK (and Jupiter) a couple of months ago and got sidetracked! But you've more than done her justice and way better than I could have...I have every one of her books. Good job!

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Never heard of SARK before, but it sounds very interesting. Nice lens!

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      JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

      Well deserved, LOTD - Congratulations!! Your lens is as colorful, fun, and inspirational as SARK sounds. Thanks for the great introduction for those of us who are new to SARK.

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      religions7 7 years ago

      A well deserved LOTD :) blessed & featured on my: http://www.squidoo.com/groups/spiritual-growth group. A feature or lensroll back would be appreciated.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Wow. Congratulations on LOTD, but mainly thank you for introducing me to SARK. I think I've had a 'vague' awareness of the name, but didn't really know what it was until reading this delightfully done lens, which is very creative and colorful with a 'whimsical' feel about it , which I gather is the whole point of SARK.

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      Rose Jones 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens, which introduced me to your work. I already knew SARK's - and loved it. Maybe I will seek out her little "magic cottage" someday - I love the idea of a tiny space with a huge garden. I sent this lens to my sister who lives in St. Louis as well - she is definitely a "Succulent Wild Woman." Congrats on LOTD and stay warm in the city by the Mississippi.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Congratulations on a well deserved LOTD! You Rock!! blessed

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks Rose Marie, for introducing me to SARK's fun and wonderful work. There might be a connection here between my Joy's Idea Garden and green world meditation.

      Joyce Pearl

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      Tam2Win1 7 years ago

      This lens made me laugh! Congrats on LOTD! I've never heard of SARK but I am going to check out this author soon. Thanks for some insight. :)

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Congrats on LotD!!!!

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      EpicFarms 7 years ago

      Nothing quite like the "power of positive thinking", is there? It takes effort to be positive, but I try very hard to stay that way on a daily basis. Fun lens and congratulations on being chosen as LOTD :o)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE SARK!! I think I have everyone of her books & I was lucky enough to meet her when she was in my hometown for a book signing. This lens is such a wonderful homage to her. I'm putting you on my lensroll.

      Thank you,

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!!!

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      ChristmasKitt LM 7 years ago

      I forgot to login when I left my last comment, again I love SARK!! and love the idea of this 30 day workshop. Thanks for the info!!

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      steveffeo lm 7 years ago

      Hi conrats on LOTD I have never heard of SARK it sounds interesting and I will check it out. More joy is always a good thing.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Just reading this lens cheered me up on a dark wet winters day.

      Congratulations on LOTD,

      sue

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      What a fabulous journey to positive today and all because I visited your lens today. Thank you Carolan - thank you SARK! Congrats on LOTD g/f!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Congratulations of LOTD! What a bouncy and energetic page! :)

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      lakshyaa 7 years ago

      Inspiring lens! Hearty congrats on LOTD!

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. A beautiful, colorful and uplifting page, full of energy and inspiration.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Congratulations on LotD, very inspiring! And yes we can all learn about living succulently from SARK indeed. (:

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      AlinaWarner 7 years ago

      Amazing very detailed and very good lens thank you, for sharing your knowledge high 5*****s Great pictures.

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      acupuncture-boynton 7 years ago

      lovely lens. and wonderful artwork! Just by looking at them you feel happy :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a beautiful lens about a great topic.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

      Susie

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Lovely Lens!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      congrats on LotD!

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      So glad I ran across this wonderfilled lens! Blessed by an Angel (you can add it to the plexo on

      my angel lens, if you want). I'm listing it in my Hall of Fame featured lenses (which I have to create because of your great lens!)

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      inkserotica 7 years ago

      Congratulations!

      This lens has been featured on Giving Squids a Helping Hand!

      You can view it here: http://givingsquidsahelpinghand.blogspot.com/2009/...

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @inkserotica: wow, thanks so much for the squid helping hand, truly appreciate that!!! best to you!

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      DrRichard LM 7 years ago

      A very interesting lens - 5 stars

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid and your purple star!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Congratulations on becoming a giant and on earning your purple star!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star. I enjoyed learning about this artist. Her artwork is very colorful. Wahoo, you're a Giant Squid! Best Wishes for 2010! :)

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      purplelady 7 years ago

      I was thrilled to find this SARK lens; I have loved all of her books and have some of them. You certainly do justice to SARK with this very creative and beautiful lens. 5 succulent stars and

      1 fabulous fave.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Back again to say--Love this lens and have always loved Sark!!

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      noobeegin 6 years ago

      Love, love, love SARK. She has been such an inspiration to me and my daughter. If I could do anything, I would go to one of her workshops in Big Sur. That is my fantasy girl's weekend.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD and purple star! Well earned.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Blast from the past and yet fresh for today. I love her story about how she got started. Glad to see she is stepping up to the eprogrs

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      munevarjuan 6 years ago

      Inspiration, congrats!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      What a delightfulicious lens- full of color, love and joy, joy, joy! It's a "happy happy joy joy" lens -:) Many thanks!

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      SAMEPRINCESS10 6 years ago

      Hi, I havn't really read any of her books. Sorry about her cat, and mom tho. Maybe it'll help if she came to visit Princess10, and friends @ squidoo.com lenses. Like: maybe Spunky Cat Tales poetry lense? Thanks! Comments, and all questions are all welcomed @ Princess10, and friends lenses here @ squidoo.com. Peace, and Angel Wings in 2010. by : Princess10, and friends in 2010. Please have a Happy New Year in 2011.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      Just letting you know that I just posted this page on: Lens Sightings please drop by and pick up your badge. Congratulations!!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      What a fun, inspirational way to start a new year!

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      Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @WhiteOak50: WOW! Thanks a million, what an honor!

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      fotolady49 lm 6 years ago

      Thank you for introducing me to SARK! Very Nice Lens.....

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This is a truly beautiful lens. Gorgeous design.

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      Love the colors and art in this lens. It truly is healing! Love the creativity of this lens! Sundae ;-)

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      PainMan1 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens about a wonderful person & her creative creations! Thanks for all the joy you add to the world!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      What a joy to find this tribute to SARK. I love, love, love SARK and have nearly everything she has ever written. I see from this page that there is one new book I have not read. Will definitely check out her latest e-courses and more. I found this link on RedGage.

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @Diana Wenzel: Thrilled to hear how much you like SARK and that you arrived via Redgage, thanks so much Renaissance Woman!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I love SARK! I have some of her books that I have had for about 10 years. Fun and uplifting lens and topic!

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      GGGMarketing 5 years ago

      Wow! This is a great example of what a nice looking squidoo page should look like. Keep up the great work. I knew a little about Sark but because of your lens I now know a great deal more. Sark is a great artist. Thanks for adding a great lens to the squidoo community.

      Gary @ Naples SEO

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @GGGMarketing: Thanks so much for these compliments on one of my favorite lenses! SARK ROCKS!

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      Margaret Schaut 5 years ago from Detroit

      I never heard of this person. I'll have to keep better track!

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      LiftingTheClouds 4 years ago

      I really love Sark, thanks so much for highlighting her work.

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      ThesisWritingHelpUk 4 years ago

      i like sark

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @LiftingTheClouds: Thanks so much. SARK ROCKS!

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @M Schaut: Oh YES, you MUST meet SARK!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I think she has a huge fanclub.

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      Alison Thompson 4 years ago

      Hi Susan, I love your picture "Consume Delicious Things - Joy is an inside job, with an outside reward". I was wondering if it was ok that I post this image on my Facebook page. I would love to share this message with others. Keep smiling, Ally xo

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love it. I loved the Ted video. Thank you for doing this lens.

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      Raymond Eagar 3 years ago

      Nice lens

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