Hello everyone! I finally did it – i finally created an intro video introducing myself. It’s something i should have created a very long time ago – it’s much more difficult to do than creating an art video which is about the art and not you so much. I hung on to the video for 3 weeks before releasing it into the world as my inner critic was having a heyday! It was pretty vicious saying such things as:
“your smile is crooked – you talk out of the corner of your mouth!”
“you’re old….give it up!”
“your teeth are crooked”
“you blather on too much – who’s going to care what you have to say?”
“check out the porridge you left out on the stove….idiot!”
and the critic went on and on until i was metaphorically huddled in a corner in the fetal position.
So I went out and bought this t-shirt on special which allows me to be “perfectly imperfect”.
I figure better done than not done at all right? So i released the video into the world. And i received some lovely and kind feedback on Facebook which was awesome! Thank you dear sweet souls!
For those of you who are not on Facebook I have shared a bit about my health journey – my health was pretty terrible last year…..culminating in a diverticulosis diagnois (as well as a number of other things). I had a big attack which almost landed me in the ER so i decided to make a few lifestyle changes. The changes included walking every day, adding meditation and cutting down on my wine consumption as well as monitoring my food choices. As a result i feel more peaceful, have lost 5 pounds which i had wanted to lose for some time and have not had the terrible pain i had been experiencing.
So it’s onward and upwards for me. What are you adding/taking out of your life to live the life your truly want?
Happy Wednesday everyone! In this video Mr. G and I show you how we made our Comfort and Joy Marquis sign for the magic cottage. I chose comfort and joy because I really strive for these two feelings and certainly don’t mind being reminded of them all year round!
Congratulations to Penny D – you are a winner of a set of Inspiration cards! Please e-mail me with your snail mail address! Thank you soooo much to all of you who entered my contest.
I’ve incorporated some of your ideas into the video for how you can use these Inspiration cards. So thank you so much for that as well. I’ll be adding a link to this video in the write up that will be included in each package of Inspiration cards just in case folks are short on ideas!
It’s funny but i have not used my normal video camera for over a year and i’m actually quite shy on camera! It will take me a while to get back into the swing of things. Previously i had used my i-pad to take videos – it’s way easier to edit using an i-pad but there are definite limitations.
Hop, Skip, Jump book
I’m inspired by this spunky new guide by Marney Makridakis, called HOP, SKIP, JUMP: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life. Find out if you are a Hopper, Skipper or Jumper by taking this fun quiz: ARTELLA
I manifest as a Skipper! How about you? I’ll be posting a book review on Wednesday! See you then!
Here is the video of the Sanctuary revamp if you’d like to see the finished version!
Oh and by the way – it’s not the Flying Moroccan door it’s the Rocking Moroccan door!
Here’s the view i have from the window
In the video i show you the little altar in one corner of the room. I also do a bit of smudging (with sage) in the video to clear the room of all negativity and residual energy that is no longer needed in that room.
Hope you enjoy it. I know the smudging scene is not very flattering as i propped the i-pad against the window so i was filmed from below! Yikes!
I shot a little video of the backyard and flowers – giving you a little tour or what it looks like and where i often sit to create my 60 in 60 cartoons! You’ll note while i am hula hooping it started to rain a bit and a few drops of water are spinning off the hula hoop .
I hope you like it.
60 in 60 cartoons are finished! Hooray!
I made a request on Facebook for people’s favourite quote and I received a bunch of great ones…….i chose the following 3 ones from the fab quotations. The last one i found myself.
Day 57 “Better to light a Candle than curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb
Day 58 “We have 2 ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak” – Epictetus
Day 59 – “You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step” – Martin Luther King
And the finally cartoon………drumroll please…….Day 60 – “The Soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” – Emily Dickinson
I’m pretty proud of myself for completing this series. I have difficulty sustaining interest in anything for too long (ADHD anyone?) but I did manage to complete this even with a few crises happening. Art really does sustain me as I’m sure it does the same for you.