Friday, March 20, 2009

Leonardo's Sister

I just sent out my first wave of brochures. I'm so excited (and nervous). The next wave will go out on Monday. Leonardo's Sister is finally off and running! (If you don't get a brochure and you want one, send me an email at and I'll get one right out to you!) I've been working on this for the last several months and I feel like I'm finally ready. My website is up. I have brochures and business cards. I've had a few customers. My life has been pushing me in this direction for a while now and I'm finally ready.

Monday, March 16, 2009

25 of My Favorite Things

25 of My Favorite Things

1. The smell of snow
2. Strawberries picked fresh from my garden
3. Anything picked fresh
4. The prisms in my office window on a sunny day
5. The smell of warm pine woods and the soft pine needles under my feet
6. Holding hands
7. Art Journals
8. Coloring in my coloring books
9. Crown molding
10. Used bookstores
11. Ice Cream
12. Presents and surprises
13. Tales about fairies, sprites, nymphs, and all sorts of mythical beings
14. Trinkets, marbles, charms, things that fit in pockets
15. Handmade hats and scarves made especially for me
16. Violets with the morning dew still on them
17. The whole experience of chocolate
18. Wearing my pajamas all day
19. The china tea set my dad brought back from Okinawa
20. Sitting by the woodstove drinking mulled wine
21. The smell of overripe apples in the dappled sun under a beautiful apple tree
22. Clear dancing streams wandering through meadows of wildflowers
23. Warm sun on a chilly day
24. Dancing to the music in my head
25. Dreaming in the half awake state before I get out of bed

Monday, March 9, 2009

Creative Awakenings: Art of Intention for March

Creative Awakenings Book and Website! Fabulous. So I'm going to do the year long Creative Awakenings plan. Creating an Art of Intention every month and putting it into my Book of Dreams. This is March's Art of Intention. My intention is to face my fear of failure when it comes to art. I have realized that I give up too easily when it comes to my creative endevours. The slightest negative comment, in my head or by someone else, throws me out of whack and I find it impossible to continue. So my intention is to fight for what I want. To not give up so easily. To continue to create. So on the first Monday of every month, or sometime soon thereafter, you can expect to see my Art of Intention posted here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

25 of My Favoirte Books

The second installment of 25 lists of 25 things.
I'm sure I've overlooked some but here it is:

25 Favorite Books

1. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
2. Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
3. Anything by Barbara Kingsolver
4. Clan of the Cave Bear series – Jean M. Auel
5. Dragonriders of Pern series – Anne McCaffery
6. Dune – Frank Herbert
7. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
8. Watership Down – Richard Adams
9. Winnie-the-Pooh books – AA Milne
10. A Child’s Garden – Molly Dannenmaier
11. Night Noises and Other Moll and Troll Stories - Tony Johnston
12. The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
13. The Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice
14. The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis
15. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
16. The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends– Shel Silverstein
17. Grimm’s Fairy Tales – The Brothers Grimm
18. Isaac Asimov’s Short Stories
19. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
20. Christina Katerina and the Box – Patricia Lee Gauch
21. Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah – Richard Bach
22. The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff
23. The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
24. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
25. Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D – Lizzie Simon

Monday, March 2, 2009

Creative Awakenings: Random Acts of Creativity

I found this great website, Creative Awakenings. The Random Acts of Creativity prompt for last Friday was: Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. - Rainer Maria Rilke