Does this year feel like it's getting off to a slow start to you? Because it sure does to me. If you've been wondering if it's too late to set your intentions and create your vision for 2018, I'm here to tell you - it's not.
It's a snow day and instead of baking something (look, let's be honest, I'm not going to rule it out), I'm talking in the studio.
In this video - to which I've applied a warm vintage filter for maximum watchability - I'm explaining what I mean by Prayer Painting and Vision Painting and sharing a bit about that process; talking about an upcoming trip (Hey, West Coast, I'm looking at you!); and sharing a recent realization about how I've pretty much been waiting my whole life for someday to happen.
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING Oprah's Golden Globes speech + getting back to EFM + incredibly slow mornings + a little warm-up + Halo Top (not new to me, but I'm rediscovering it) + Beverly Hills 90210 on Hulu (Listen. It makes me feel young.)
I recently read a blog post about how the economy for artists and healers and coaches - online entrepreneurs - is changing.
It seems the old trusted ways of making money online aren't working anymore.
I have to tell you, this sent a jolt of joy through me.
As I stand here at the beginning of 2018, I am a working artist.
It's New Year's Eve, the last day of December and the last day of the year, and I'm rounding up my favorite Instagram images from the month.
I love Instagram because it's all about small moments and beauty.
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING Drinking coffee out of Christmas mugs + the released-from-time feeling of the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve + the TV Yule log + hotel shopping for our LA trip + my new peacock blue tuffet + relaxing my eating habits (I'm looking at you chocolate cake) then tightening them back up again.
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING the quiet contemplative Blue Christmas service at the Cathedral + getting commissions sent out + my homemade coffee spice blend (what...did I say that last week?) + poetry readings in new independent bookstores + clarity + blanket scarves + the new season of The Crown.
I recently announced Vision Paintings for the new year and offered a free worksheet for discovering your sacred word.
I'm going to publish the content of that worksheet + some extra stuff later in this post, (so if you have any trouble with that download, fear not,) but I thought it might be good to talk about this sacred word thing.
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING natural peanut butter on seed toast + gnome candles + working on Christmas commissions + my new desk arrangement (I love switching around furniture!) + hot cocoa at night + pink sunsets + Bright Lights - a documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
THIS WEEK I'M LOVING pie baking + walking through what's left of the leaves + closet clearing + Hallmark movies (I know, I know) + sweet rest + Anessa's photos from Little Wing Hollow.