Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Soulpad at the end of the back yard. I have yet to curate the interior of my little meditation room, but when it's presentable, I shall invite you inside.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
the story on the right side of the canvas. The original was 8"x36", so only a small portion ended up being printed. To see what I'm talking about, you'll have to click on the image. With the arrival of decent summer- like weather today, I was in the mood to share a beach scene, so happy trails to you and to yours.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I rarely reference my days of hard core training and teaching, but the passion has never really left me - certainly not the way my trim and toned legs and abs have. Today's workouts are short and sweet. I prefer the 'less is more' approach, which means that my time in the gym has to be efficient. I continue to find ways to recruit new muscle fibres while combining core moves with upper and lower body exercises. The plank moves in this video are a perfect example. Check it out.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Spirit science is not the oxymoron that many would have said it was years ago. In fact, a growing number of scientists and medical practitioners are now open to an expanded view on the subject. In my daily roam through YouTube videos, I came across a compelling interview with Dr. Larry Dossey from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a powerful message about neuro science, and insists that our brains are only in part responsible for who we are. Consciousness and spirituality play an enormous role in the health equation, and it's time we became more open to shifting our beliefs. Watch a little or watch a lot - it's a beautiful message dears.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
my daughter's Mr. Bojangles as I wanted to, I would get absolutely nothing accomplished in the day. Alas,
I seem to be able to accomplish little - even without the doggie distractions. I defy anyone to take their eyes off this guy when he's in the room, the park - or wherever he gets taken - which is pretty much everywhere. At less than 4 pounds, he is a portable love monkey, who has even managed to win over my grumpy old man yorkie, Rocky. So my dears, thank you for indulging me yet another post about our furry kids. I have my sketchbook beside me, and the wheels are slowly starting to turn ....... to be continued.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
This has been a painful week for health news amidst immediate family and friends who are like family.
The odds are stacked against all of us for completely clear sailing into our twilight years, and in a world of uncertainty, we can all be sure that something will get us all in the end. For now, while so many of us are in the middle, I'm seeking solace and distraction in art. I love how this whimsical kitty averts my attention and takes me straight to my happy place. May you all spend some mindful moments in your happy place this first full weekend of April 2013. Special blessings for those in need.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It always feels good to leave paradise behind and re enter the real world of city living, family gatherings, outdoor hill training, and indoor art making. The cold air is invigorating, and I actually delight in the need for scarfs, jackets, and leather boots. I leave behind fond memories and a different family of friends who've become near and dear. Happy springtime one and all!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
As I ponder re entry to our Canadian home, and the area I will designate as my art studio, the vintage typewriter I procured last fall at a flea market will be front and centre. My $20 investment was upgraded to mint condition as a surprise on Christmas morning, so I will finally be home to take it for a spin. Have a creative week dear ones, and travel safely as you gather with family to celebrate Easter.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Many days of sunshine, friends, great meals and good times, but home is where the family is. Easter is early this year, so between now and Good Friday, there is much to be done. Enjoy your weekend dear ones.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
If St. Paddy's Day and visions of green aren't enough to put you in the spirit for spring, then check out this cabin. While you're here, why not stick around to get caught up on my Pinterest boards by clicking on the banner? Enjoy the eye candy, and have a happy day!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Henri Matisse once said, "Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while working." Carl Jung said, "Simple things hold the secret." All anyone needs is a simple inspiration that unlocks the process of over thinking about so many things, and releases just ONE idea to run with at a time. Good luck fellow creatives and blogging buddies. Thanks for your daily inspiration!
Friday, March 8, 2013
For you my lovelies, a little eye candy to take your mind off the ever changing weather patterns of springtime. As well, a little reminder that this Sunday at 2 AM, our clocks will jump forward by one
hour. Hail to the extra hour of daylight, and the promise of spring!
Monday, March 4, 2013
I am impressed enough with the miracle herb, holy basil, that I want to share its story with you in the event you're looking for a new supplement to address your body, mind and spirit. As a member of the mint family, holy basil is closest to the sweet basil we use in cooking every day. It is one of India's most sacred herbs, and after 3,000 years, it is still revered as a powerful antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti inflammatory agent. Its ability to quiet the body's reaction to stress by lowering cortisol allows it to support both the adrenal system and the immune system while boosting brain function and elevating mood. Need I say more? My preferred brand New Chapter for Holy Basil.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This is the perfect visual representation for today's topic: Can the phases of the moon affect human behaviour? This query is right up there with some of life's big mysteries, so rather than pontificate the point with my limited knowledge on the subjects of the universe, matter and astrology, I will humbly add that I believe some of us could very well be sensitive to the atmospheric changes that pull on the particles which science has proven to exist in the atmosphere. Notwithstanding the recent discovery of the Higgs boson particle, and somewhere in the middle of modern physicist's theories and folklore, there lies a field of probability that leans towards science and math. According to regular astrologists, the recent full moon was more potent because Mercury was in retrograde. (search me). I do know that my own emotions have been more shaken than stirred lately, so I am now feeling more sympathetic to the possibility that we are not separate entities at all. By that I mean that like the universe, we consist of a bundle of particles and water - functioning in an energy field. It is this connection to the universe, though grossly understated and simplified, that makes it plausible, and perhaps possible for us to be impacted by events and changes in the earth's magnetic pull - and beyond. (Cue the Startrek soundtrack dears.)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Create peace in your mind and body by observing your in and out breath for just a few repetitions. At that point, your thinking brain will likely interrupt the silence, and remind you of the challenges inherent in shutting down the ego. Be patient, and know that as you return to stillness and non-thinking, you are quieting down that sense of overwhelm and reviving your system with new found energy.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
It is said that the spiritual law of dharma applies to each and every one of us. That is to say, that we each have a unique purpose or talent that defines and drives us. I'm still waiting to look up to the clouds and see the wisp of a word that might give me a little hint as to what passion could possibly drive me as much as my first love - fitness. While the hard core days of training, teaching and owning a gym are behind me, it's safe to say that working on the inner self offers so much more fulfilment than trying to perfect the outer self ever did. I also like that there's no wrong way to be creative, and I find that there's inspiration everywhere. Much of it comes from fellow bloggers, and I am always grateful for your comments and support. Namaste friends.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Happy Trails this week my blogging buddies. May you find the perfect photo opportunity if not the juxtaposition at least one heavenly body in an unexpected setting ..... some pictures are worth a thousand smiles.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Carnelian, an ancient Indian stone, gives energy, calms one's temper and protects from bad vibrations while it instills empowerment and strength.
Go forth and conquer your fears dear ones .... this isn't the dress rehearsal.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I got leather and fabric cords, pom poms and tassels. The kazuri beads come from Kenya and have the most wonderful iridescent glazes. The resulting necklaces are whimsical and weightless, but still meaningful. I love the idea of wearing words that mean something, and as for the Kazuri story, click on the link to see how disadvantaged Kenyan women are creating hope and opportunity with each unique and beautiful bead.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
If there's one thing I like to acquire to inspire, it's new washi tapes. While I did manage to find several new designs to spruce up my collection, I never imagined doing an installation of this magnitude. This is definitely the mother of all displays, and a total feast for the eyes! Cheers dears!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
You don't have to be a spirit junkie to show up with the belief that positive forces are collaborating on your behalf for the highest possible good. Abundance seldom shows up when you are focussed on lack and other negative issues, and if it did, you might still be standing in its way. In order to get out of your own way, you might first have to admit that some of your thoughts are fear or anxiety based. The real work starts when you decide to let that go, so you can invite healing into your life. The 'letting go' of old resentments will guide you through a transformative experience and into a state of grace and flow.
Easier said than done, but with more clarity and a focussed plan, you just might be headed for a trifecta of magnificence!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The spirit and curiosity of the child-like mind are a thing of beauty. Remind yourself to allow enthusiasm into your day - and especially into your heart. Set your course this year with an intention to observe and follow what truly makes you feel alive.
Friday, December 28, 2012
May you and yours move forwards into the new year with peace in your hearts and an abundance of good health and hearty laughter. I remain grateful for your visits to Zendoll Workshop, and all the support and encouragement I receive from your kind comments.