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Your Imagination Is Your Superpower

Carla Coulson, your imagination is your superpower, if you can imagine it, you can become it, creative coach, say yes

Photo Copyright: Claire Lloyd


Gorgeous Folks,

I felt excited to write today to encourage you to use your imagination more often and more freely.

This glorious tool is one we under use and this natural ability we all have is one of our super powers if we chose to use it.

Here’s the good news, everyone can access theirs, it’s free, vivid and can be tapped into on any boring, dull day. Most imaginations can remember scents and sounds, feelings and colours and before you know it you are on a gondola in Venice going under the Rialto bridge with the smell of salt water in the air and a piano accordion serenading you.

No matter where you are reading this, it could be from jail (send me a note if you are), in between business meetings or in place you would prefer not to be, your imagination can instantly take you somewhere else. You get to choose. Would you prefer to be on a beach, listening to piano music or about to meet the love of your life (that possibly you still haven’t met). Simply close your eyes and go there.

All the great inventions that we know now to be part of our lives have come from people’s imagination. Things that before they were invented were still part of the impossible such as radio, television, planes and the ones that always fascinates me, the fax! How the hell does that work??

Dr. Joseph Murphy said “Your imagination is the treasure house of infinity, which releases to you all the precious jewels of music, art, poetry and inventions.” Everything we have is already within us. Just the notion that even I who can’t play music, has the music with me. Sends shivers!!!

We can tap into past memories and re-imagine ourselves there again and likewise we can imagine experiences that haven’t yet happened to us. Like what would be your idea of an ideal love affair, or what would it be like to live in a bigger house with a pretty space filled with roses and paintings where you can create? In winter we can tap into imagining a beautiful summers day at Bondi.

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Photo Credit Carla Coulson

You can imagine, even if you have never flown first class before how good that would feel? Cashmere blankets, cold champagne, comfortable chairs and feeling spoilt. Bring it on!

I have imagined myself into a whole new life!!!

Each day I devote a little time to imagining the next part of my life or the next project. It’s in these times of imaginings that ideas are born and if I chose to put my energy, feelings and love behind these imaginings that one day I know they will become reality.

Each day my courage has grown to imagine a little bit more, a little bigger, a little more colourful, a little more helpful, a little more fun, a little more exciting and on and on and on.

So dear folks, I encourage you to spend some time each day with your imagination. If you are struggling where to start, here’s my advice



  1. Pick a subject it could be a project, trip, room or relationship
  2. Settle into a place where you feel warm and comfortable
  3. Close your eyes, switch on the interior movie camera and start your film
  4. Just like a film choose a setting, the actors, the script and the outcome
  5. Feel how good it is to be there, what are you feeling? Joy, love, excitement, creativity
  6. Allow your mind to play what if?
  7. Dream big

Often when I come out of these moments of imagination I have an idea that drops in and inspires an action. I take that little step and then another comes another day.

I stay with my vision and keep taking steps and then one day I wake up and it’s no longer just a dream, it’s my reality.

Wishing you wonderful dreams


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”Walt Disney


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Joyful & Unstoppable Almost Sold Out


One beautiful day like today, this beauty walked into our lives, showered us with joy and good vibes and is about to go on her merry way.

If you don’t want to miss out forever, there are only 2 images left in the 32 x 48-inch version of this beauty and then she is gone. Her name is Joyful and Unstoppable and she is available on my online shop HERE or at Forman Art and Framing in Australia.


Puglia Beginners Travel Photography Workshop

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Dearest Folks,

Stay tuned next week for some exciting news. After many requests, we are in the process of creating a travel photography workshop so many of you have asked for.

A photography workshop where you come and you don’t need any photography pre-requisite other than a camera.

Yep, in the beautiful area of Puglia next May, not only will you get to travel to one of the loveliest places in Italy but we will teach you basic manual photography at the same time.

It’s the double bunger, we try and take you from Zero to Hero and you not only do you go home with a swag of fabulous photos but with a new found technical skills and knowledge for manual photography.

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So if you were one of those lovely folks who asked for this travel photography workshop, set your alarm for next week or if you want to be first on the list email us at

Photography gave me whatever it was that was missing inside and made me love life again.” – Carla Coulson from Italian Joy

Love ya,

Carla x

Welcome New Beginnings

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Dear Folks,

It’s with joy in my heart and a skip in my step that I present to you the latest addition to the Young Girl in Bloom family.

This photo is dedicated to the guys and girls that are starting a new beginning.

New beginnings have their own special mix of energy, there is excitement, courage, a dash of fear and a whole bunch of hope. It’s a time of leaving darker days behind and embracing what’s in your heart and the colourful future that awaits you.


This photo was taken on the Ile St Louis in Paris with a big bunch of bright, joyous dahlias and symbolizes that glorious moment when you have picked yourself up, dusted yourself off, grabbed a bunch of joy and you are heading where you were always meant to go.

And as this girl stands quietly enjoying the moment before she takes that first step into her future, she knows she is destined for glorious days ahead.

Joy guaranteed!

I hope you like her and she brings a lot of luck to those who are starting afresh…

Much love,

Carla x

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It’s My Birthday And I Have A Present For You

Photo Copyright: Claire Lloyd

Photo Copyright: Claire Lloyd

Dear Folks,

Tomorrow is my birthday and after many years of not celebrating it, I am coming out of the closet and proudly celebrating the day of my birth.

For years, I didn’t want to have a birthday party and be put in the spotlight! All that attention focused on me felt too much. But as the years have passed, not celebrating my birthday has become a bad habit.

No more! Tomorrow is my birthday and I want to stop and reflect that what a magical day it was to come into this world as a spirit with a whole life ahead of me and what a beautiful ride it has been so far.



So many of you have celebrated so much of what has happened on my adventure with me, and because I am celebrating my birthday, I am sharing the love with you. For 24 HOURS ONLY with the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY, you will receive a 15% discount shop wide on all prints.

It’s for one day only.

Shop my fabulous Birthday Sale HERE.

In the meantime, I am cooling the champagne and getting the party hats ready!

Happy Birthday!!

Love ya,

Carla x

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