Creative Freedom and Joy Blog
Welcome to stories, projects and inspirations about artful clothing and jewelry, living a creative life, style tips and more.

Relax with inspiring stories, or make something beautiful with short, fun ways to create. 
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 Hello, I am Monika Astara.
For the last 35 years I've  inspired women to love themselves the way they are right now.
The transformations have been amazing!
My wearable art brand Monika Astara was a  big part of it.

Now it's all about inspiring you to create freely and with lots of joy, so that - regardless of outer circumstances - you can live your life from a place of inner joy and calm.

Monika Astara Murphy | Feb 05, 2023

You are your own constant companion - pour some love onto yourself. And if you are up for it - create a fabulous vest that makes you feel ...

Monika Astara Murphy | Jan 08, 2023

Are you passionate about something and would love to turn it into your income producing activity? But fear stops you?

Monika Astara Murphy | Jan 01, 2023

Sounds like an awesome excuse to keep shopping? No quite. It means choose what lights up your inner joy. And leave the rest.

Monika Astara Murphy | Sep 10, 2022

We wouldn't drive a car with low tires. It doesn't handle well, is sluggish, needs more gas. Same with us, if we don't create.

Monika Astara Murphy | Sep 08, 2022

Creating necklaces and earrings is like a meditative dance. Intuitively picking components and letting them align in their own harmonious ...

Monika Astara Murphy | Sep 04, 2022

Kindness, respect and love are forces that can change the world for the better. They are inside of us. Let's use them.

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