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Most of you who read my blog know I love art. I come by this naturally as my mother is an artist or what Spirit calls, a craftsman artisan, meaning that she works with her hands and is more of a ‘craftswoman’ than a ‘fine’ artist. She has sewn, painted, woodworked her way through life, and I often came along for the ride. My nature is to ‘finish’ things…in the StrengthsFinder talents, this is called an achiever. My art tends to look like things I can open and close in a single session. When I get out to my mom’s workshop, my achiever goes crazy wanting to finish all of her projects, but she, like me, works from inspiration. If I am inspired, I can start and finish anything. If I lose my inspiration anywhere along the process, I’m done. So is she.
When Minette and I did our 5-month project with Violette’s journal bliss online class (highly recommended!), I learned how to focus in on starting and finishing a single ‘step’ and to be happy with that.
Most recently, I took that wisdom and applied it to a Zentangle project I was inspired to create for a friend. The first night, I collected all of the pieces I would use to create the ‘shape.’ Then, I flipped through a Zentangle pattern book to see which patterns felt good. Then I slept on it.
The next day, I started with the motif, and filled in the rest of the pattern.
The next day I started Zentangling and did not want to stop, so I didn’t. 10 hours later, it was finished.
Inspiration can fuel us to the greatest heights! In inspiration, time slows down and evaporates.
If you have not discovered ZENTANGLES, please go to the site now. I have always loved to draw in pen and this is a new twist on that art form. I am forever grateful to Minette for introducing me to it!
I also am including some pictures of my art date with Sally Felt where we created jewelry! She commented that she thought it was interesting I flipped through a book, found something I liked and said, “I’m going to make this” without any regard of whether I would be able to according to my current jewelry making abilities. That’s where my mom’s influence stepped in… if we can ‘see it,’ we can usually create it!
By far, one of the best things about crafting together is the conversations that flow upward in the creative energy. I hope you will try this out for yourself if you feel pulled to do so!
Can you believe Sally made EVERY single one of those line pieces? Isn’t this so pretty?
I made some heart earrings with rose quartz.
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Last night on Queen of Dreams Radio, Violette, author of Journal Bliss and creator of bohemian art and bliss-full inspired creations, and I chatted for an hour about dreams, following your bliss and art.
Violette is holding a contest in honor of her SIXTH blogging anniversary! She is giving away a BLISS BOX of art-full supplies. Go there THIS MORNING to enter to win (prior to 10 am PDT).
She’ll be giving away well over 100 dollars worth of artsy products! This is what you can win:
- Journal Bliss – a hand signed copy of her book
- Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman Zachary – She is one of the artists featured in Rice’s book – it’s a bestseller and a super inspiring book.
- A DVD of her class Journal Bliss – videos and PDF files
- A DVD of her class Bohemian Bliss – videos and PDF files
- an original Violette mixed media art journal page (not the one shown here but it will be a fun page for sure and you can better believe it will have a face on it!)
- 2 heavy duty shiny 4” magnets – “I am my own best friend” and “love the earth”
- 4 greeting cards (not shown in the picture)
- and whatever else she’s inspired to throw in the mix!
Go here to comment and enter the contest!
I wandered over to Violette’s blog the other day, and lo and behold she had the sweetest review on her site for my book, Must Be Present to Win. Plus, she took the cutest photo. Am I the only one who wonders how people get these shots??? Must ask her about that!
While I was there, I checked out her latest video (totally addicted to these!!!) about making a mixed media bookmark. You should go see it – worth a cup of tea and six minutes or so.
Aaaaanyway, so I emailed her to thank her for the review and we ended up talking about a contest she is going to do for her blog readers. She is going to be giving away one of my books over there. Exciting!
That made me think about what I could do over here. And I thought what about giving away a book a month? I have tons of books here from guests that have been on my show and would LOVE to give a book away to those who would enjoy reading it.
Violette’s Creative Juice is already working its magic, inspiring contests for lucky web readers! And, if you didn’t hear me gush on and on about her book, Journal Bliss on my show, then you MUST get her book! I personally know 9 women (including me!) who have cracked open their creativity on Violette’s creative juice.
So, for my first book, I’m going to do a BIG giveaway. Starting TODAY (Monday, September 20), EVERY PERSON who signs up for my newsletter list will get a free Queen of Dreams Quintessential Guide to Living the Life of Your Dreams Microwave Version. This is a fun little book that will support you in getting in touch with that royal queen inside!
If you are already on my list and want a copy, by ALL MEANS I want you to have one! Just email Brandie at brandiec[at]consideritalreadydone.com and we’ll email you a copy right away!
Now, next month, I’m going to do something different and fun for the book giveaway…stay tuned. I have so many books I might need to do TWO a MONTH, THREE? FOUR!
This is too much fun. Oh, and if you want to get in on getting a free copy of my current book, go to Violette’s site and get into the action. My ebook is nothing like my current book. And, I do have to say…the reviews are spilling in (mostly from Canada, eh!) for Must Be Present and they are juicy and full of excitement. But it’s not about my book…it’s about how these women (and one guy so far) are getting back in touch with themselves and what matters most to them.
Now THAT’S exciting!
That’s where the juice is!