March 04, 2013
This weekend The I.D.E.A. Store of Champaign Urbana had a wonderful event featuring artists who make products out of recycled and reclaimed materials called Hatch. I was unable to attend as a vendor this year due to that pesky foot surgery I just had, but my sister and her partner went as vendors on behalf of their shop Vintage Karma and displaied lovely items from a selection of artists at their shop. Luckily, they represent Susan Harbourt Designs in their shop and had a collection of reclaimed copper jewelry items on display at the Hatch venue.
One lovely patron was soooo excited about her new wrap bracelet that she posted a photo of it just after she left! How awesome is that! Below is the photo she posted and the blurb along with it:
"Love my new silk and copper wrap bracelet I got at the Vintage Karma booth at HATCH Fest!"
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.