;; we waltz together at this year's "Social Leadership". Such a choice and memorable learning experience this has been for all of my kids through their middle-school years.
:: feeling the Mother's Day love this weekend. Enjoying a quiet day at home yesterday filled with lots of reading, long (much needed) napping, receiving poems and special treats, the family all pitching in with meal preparation, celebrating (prior) with dinner out with my parents (both of them raving about Indian food!), and smiling so big with those wonderful, miraculous Facetime chats with my far-off kids. They are all happy and doing fantastic things with their lives. I'm so proud of each of them. So blessed to experience and receive the gift of Mothering in my life..
:: I've finally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon. Mainly to help stay connected to my hip kids. Check out Gary's blog. They've recently put together some beautiful little videos and share some wonderful photography of Finland.
:: the honor and surprise it was for her to be spotlighted in this magazine.
:: this job is so good for her.
:: I'm learning how important it is to show up every day with my drawing and creative practice. Inspired with this and other thought-provoking stuff from these books I've been reading this week:
“The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying ,,, This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don’t. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.” ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
"Something or someone wants to enter the world through us and we are the portals that allow that entrance to take place... I like knowing that there is something larger than myself, larger than all of us that moves into the world when we are accessible to it as a conduit... I like knowing that my art is in a sense none of my business, not 'my' art at all. ~ Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper: Starting from Scratch
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