Liz Andra Shaw

Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader

This is real life #11

March 27th, 2015
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still recuperating with the broken shoulder. as i write this, it’s been just 19 days since i fell. it seems longer. i have to constantly remind myself to be patient – healing takes time. i can’t really expect much at this stage. still, i’m going stir crazy.

Reading

i finished Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson. it’s pretty good YA fantasy.

i started Alex Hollick: Origins by Andrew Downs. the opening chapters are quite dark, but i stuck it out. pt 2, the bloodbath ritual, includes all of part 1. not sure why it’s set up this way. both could have benefited by professional proofing and better dialogue, but they are entertaining albeit dark reads. pt 1 is better than pt 2.

i finished akitada and the way of justice. i continue to believe that i’d enjoy these more if i’d read at least one of the novels first. the writing is good. i’ll definitely check out the novels.

i started Vestal Virgin: Suspense in Ancient Rome by Suzanne Tyrpak and am enjoying it so far..

The Song of the Week

Watching


Good Things that Happened this Week

  • good massage on Monday, then slept through the whole night
  • got dressed and went over to my folks’ for a home cooked dinner. so nice to eat something that didn’t come out of a box!
  • getting dressed is getting easier.

Round and About

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of “jaywalking”

Inspiration for the Week

“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

had a chance to practice compassion with a bag girl at safeway this week. it’s easier to be compassionate with others if i’m compassionate with myself. one thing i’ve learned is to stop telling myself scary stories and to just go with the flow. things never turn out as awful as the scenarios my imagination can create.

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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Dina inspired art journal page
Dina inspired art journal page by Tracy Scott

« les villes »
« les villes » by linda vachon

#painting #acrylic on #canvas #art #contemporaryart #artgallery #abstract // #malerei #acryl auf leinwand #kunst
#painting #acrylic on #canvas #art #contemporaryart #artgallery #abstract // #malerei #acryl auf leinwand #kunst by Fischer Heinz

#dinawakleymedia #silhouette #timholtzfeather #artjournal
#dinawakleymedia #silhouette #timholtzfeather #artjournal by Maria Torralba

Tango-Bs As-15
Tango-Bs As-15 by collage atrois

# 3187 "Making It Better"
# 3187 “Making It Better” by Scott Bergey

# 3191 "Try To Understand"
# 3191 “Try To Understand” by Scott Bergey

# 3200 "Jetlagged Scotty"
# 3200 “Jetlagged Scotty” by Scott Bergey

# 3198 "Nude 2015 2"
# 3198 “Nude 2015 2″ by Scott Bergey

# 3206 "Steppin' Out"
# 3206 “Steppin’ Out” by Scott Bergey

Fictional Cornish Village
Fictional Cornish Village by Laurie McCall

Summer Beach
Summer Beach by Laurie McCall

Collab w/ Susanna Lakner
Collab w/ Susanna Lakner by Zach Collins

The Sentinel
The Sentinel by Mark Holt

We Rise...an Art Journal Page
We Rise…an Art Journal Page by Christy B

New Wallpapers

Bushfire Season

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sunflowers

March 24th, 2015
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just a simple digital collage to practice using my trackball with my left hand while my broken shoulder heals. not so easy!

"Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun's revolving splendour." ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

“Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun’s revolving splendour.”
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

sunflower credit: Shanta Rohse on Flickr

background textures and butterfly credit: Tangie Baxter

linking to the digital whispers sunflower challenge

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this is real life #10

March 21st, 2015
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still in a sling with the broken shoulder. saw the shoulder doc thursday and had a new set of xrays. everything is healing well. i need to be in the sling 23 hours a day for at least 2 more weeks. then maybe i can start physical therapy and start using it more. there’s a lot of itching! i did start pendulum exercises this week, and they are going exactly as painfully as one might expect.

Reading

i finished the body keeps the score by bessel van der kolk md. excellent book. i learned a lot that should help me when i get back to work.

i also finished the gemini effect by chuck grossman. wicked good sci fi / horror thriller! just know, it will keep you awake at night.

i started akitada and the way of justice, a set of short stories. i suspect i would be enjoying these more if i’d read some of the akitada novels first.

i also started the lost symbol by dan brown and then i finished it in less than 2 days. that man is dastardly at keeping you reading. ‘just one more chapter’ – ha!

i am almost done with the confident creative by cat bennett.

The Song of the Week

Watching

Good Things that Happened this Week

  • good report from the doc.
  • help from by best friend, emi bauer and her family
  • starting exercises to get the shoulder moving

Round and About

Clues, code-breaking, and cruciverbalists: the language of crosswords
The myth of perfection

Inspiration for the Week

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” —Les Brown

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

again this week, my practice of compassion has been mostly focused on myself. it’s hard for me to give myself permission to rest. i’ve been fighting myself on this all week – arguing with myself about whether i could be doing posts at the writing reader somehow one-handed. today i decided no. i’m letting myself rest.

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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A New Year's Coming
A New Year’s Coming by Guillaume Gaubert

Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain by MnZnP

365-003 Baby it's Cold Outside
365-003 Baby it’s Cold Outside by Christine und David Schmitt

o l s t i n d | hamnøy, norway
o l s t i n d | hamnøy, norway by Lorenzo Montezemolo

My Tears Fall for You
My Tears Fall for You by Jacob Edmiston

Fitz Roy in Autumn
Fitz Roy in Autumn by Pete Stasiewicz

serpentine_gorge
serpentine_gorge by Lizzie

... verso nord-est ...
… verso nord-est … by Felice Miccadei

Colors of Patagonia
Colors of Patagonia by Ania.Photography

Sweet Friend
Sweet Friend by Stephanie Dodson

# 3169 "Feel Funny Inside"
# 3169 “Feel Funny Inside” by Scott Bergey

IMG_1874
IMG_1874 by Deepeningblue

between lines
between lines by Ines Seidel

anonymous artists
anonymous artists by Bob May

New Wallpapers

Evening Snowfall

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This is real life #9

March 14th, 2015
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no caps this week -i took a bad spill on sunday and broke my shoulder. one-handed typing is frustrating. i’m regretting the decision to take dragon naturally speaking off the laptop a few months ago.

On the Menu

made country style pork ribs in the crock pot last saturday. delicious. will not be cooking again for a while. still trying to figure out how to do dishes with one hand.

Reading

i finished the ajax protocol by alex lukeman. fast, exciting thriller – renegades inside the u.s. military complex try to take over the government.

i started the gemini effect by chuck grossman. This is science fiction-thriller-horror all mixed into 1 really scary package.

The Song of the Week

Watching

lots of netflix this week. watched the new episodes of drop dead diva then started watching white collar. i think i’ve dozed through significant portions of these.

Good Things that Happened this Week

  • the farmer’s market has really grown since the last time i went. the art walk is really awesome, too.
  • i only broke the shoulder. i am so grateful for this given that i literally face planted into ceramic tile.
  • i had bought 2 kinds of hummus along with some dolmas on saturday – excellent healthy finger food.
  • the people at cigna urgent care were so kind to me.
  • my brother and nephew were in town this week. even though i didn’t get to spend much time with them, it was wonderful to see them. i’m so proud of my nephew.
  • the shoulder specialist got me in quickly and was so kind. i go back fo more xrays next week.
  • i got a sassy short haircut so that i can take care of it more easily with 1 hand. feels so nice.
  • fresh strawberries
  • great service from amazon – i finally called about the new kindle i’ve had so many issues with. the rep was wonderful and the replacement arrived today. they arranged for ups to not only pick up the old one but also to help me package it.
  • sad to have to withdraw from this spring’s toastmasters contest, but happy to hand off my slot to Winona who will do great in my place
  • so grateful for my friends

Round and About

An Apple Idiom a Day
Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering?

More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 3/8/15.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1323 Getting Even.

Inspiration for the Week

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

this week i mostly practiced being compassionate with myself. it was good practice. i could spend a lot of energy mentally berating myself for being clumsy / unmindful and falling, but what good would that do?

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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Soup
Soup by Lee Acaster

query dump
query dump by Bob May

calendar page week 29
calendar page week 29 by Silke Rieger

We Saw This...
We Saw This… by Matt Granz

LIFE BOOK 2015 semaine 11 (zoom)
LIFE BOOK 2015 semaine 11 (zoom) by fan de yan

Water
Water by Elné, on Flickr

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This is Real Life #8

March 7th, 2015
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On the Menu

I’m heading out to the Gilbert Farmer’s Market and Art Walk today. I’m going to see what looks interesting and make something from that.

My Instagram Post of the Week

Instagram post of the week

Reading

I finished The World in Six Songs by Daniel Leviton (finally)! Despite how long it took me to read it, I really love this book. If you love music, you would probably enjoy it as well. Music really does shape culture!

I have the very exciting task at work of reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler and writing reading comprehension and creative writing prompts for a student at our school. Getting paid to read and encourage reading and writing – awesome!

I finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. The last 200 pages are fabulous – I absolutely loved the ending. It was not at all what I was expecting.

The Song of the Week

And now for something completely different.

And now for something completely different. Again.

What the heck? Here’s another one!

Watching


Good Things that Happened this Week

  • I brought a couple of new clients in at work. I’m getting the hang of working with insurances, even though it still scares me to death.
  • I salvaged a piece of my International Speech Contest speech that I had to edit out, and I turned it into an entirely new speech. I had the opportunity to give it on Wednesday, and it went well. This speech has potential to become a contest speech in its own right.
  • I blogged with my friends on Thursday night. Always fun!
  • I have been lusting after a large, wood mounted polka dot stamp that Tangie Baxter has at her studio. I’ve been too cheap to buy it for myself – I just can’t justify $20 for a stamp. I was at Bookman’s Thursday to pick up the Liz Kessler book for work, and the customer service person was on break. While I was waiting, I wandered into the art section, and there it was for just $6. You know I came home with that bad boy. So happy! (And by the way, if you’re in Arizona, Bookman’s has absolutely the best customer service of any bookstore ever. I love them!)
  • I got some help from a friend in fixing a burned out headlight, and it saved me a lot of money. It’s worth asking people if they can help.
  • Love the new season of House of Cards. Must watch it again!!!! It turns out that getting everything you dreamed of is not what you thought it would be.

Round and About

What it Takes to Form a New Habit
Poetic Dogs
Turbocharge your Brain in 7 Steps
The Tangible Benefits of Forgiveness

More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 3/1/15.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Visual Prompt of the Week – Summer Fun.

Inspiration for the Week

Perfection should never be the goal; practice is the goal. Live in awareness and nurture your practice. -Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason by Caroline Myss

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

The practice of compassion is an interesting follow up to the practice of forgiveness. It feels like I never get to the point in a situation where forgiveness would even become necessary. It’s a nice change.

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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escaping
escaping by Bob May

Happy MARCH 1! One of my fav months of the entire year when the earth shows signs that she is slowly waking up from her deep slumber! A brilliant time to take out some watercolours & celebrate with her I think! *wink* #traditionalmeetstechnology #rdmagic
Happy MARCH 1! One of my fav months of the entire year when the earth shows signs that she is slowly waking up from her deep slumber! A brilliant time to take out some watercolours & celebrate with her I think! *wink* #traditionalmeetstechnology #rdmagic by Susan Weckesser

Half Dome
Half Dome by Matt Granz

CCI01032015
CCI01032015 by Erin Johnson

art journal
art journal by czekoczyna

"No Clouds Allowed" 8/10
“No Clouds Allowed” 8/10 by Sandis Helvigs

Flying birds in front of the moon
Flying birds in front of the moon by Alexandros Maragos

Drenched In Reflection
Drenched In Reflection by Danny O’Connor

Outracing the sand storm
Outracing the sand storm by wittap

Yesteryear
Yesteryear by Debbie Smith

Untitled
Untitled by Troy Holden

loosing colours - art journal
loosing colours – art journal by czekoczyna

New Wallpapers

Croatian Falls in Autumn from National Geographic

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This is Real Life #7

February 28th, 2015
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On the Menu

I haven’t gotten this far yet! I’m making some wings Saturday, but not sure what to put with them. I got some new curry pastes at Lee Lee’s last weekend, so maybe some curry!

My Instagram Post of the Week

Instagram pic of the week

Reading

I’m now at 600+ pages of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I am enjoying it, although I still haven’t figured out why.

I started reading Connie Willis’ collection of short stories, Fire Watch. So far, I’ve found it to be a very diverse collection of stories – some history, some time travel, some hard sci-fi, and some fantasy. Each story is a beautiful self-contained world. I love Connie Willis’ writing.

The Song of the Week

And because singing astronauts are just too cool, here’s another:

Watching



More singing dragons please!

Good Things that Happened this Week

  • I won my club contest for the International Speech Contest. I’m busy preparing for the next level.
  • I finished 10 postcards for Tangie Baxter’s Art Emporium March swap and sent them off. Very excited to see what comes back.
  • Enjoying rewatching the first two seasons of House of Cards before diving in to the new season. Love this show.

Round and About

Lots of links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for February 22, 2015.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1310 Perfectionism and Suicide.

Inspiration for the Week

Be willing to walk away from things that feel wrong. Know that you have the ability to be a light in the darkness, and don’t allow the darkness to dim YOU in any way.

Life can be good and joyful and light-filled and wonderful. You get to choose EVERY DAY where you put your energy….every single day. -Brave Girls Club

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

I’ve finished the monthly practice of forgiveness. What I learned this month is that if I recognize my part in the issue and do the work to forgive myself, forgiveness of others seems to happen almost effortlessly. This was a really great month for me.

Next month my practice is compassion. The inspiration for this month comes from this quote: “Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky This month will be a real challenge for me!

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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yes yoou can
yes you can by Robyn Weinrib

BeTheAdventure_jenevang_web
BeTheAdventure_jenevang_web by JREpics

Frostbitten
Frostbitten by zeniale

assistance
assistance by Bob May

Moonstorm
Moonstorm by marc-andré tragé

Detail page #LifeBook2015 #goldfoiling
Detail page #LifeBook2015 #goldfoiling by Frieda Oxenham

Frida-dare to be yourself
Frida-dare to be yourself by Stephanie Dodson

dating
dating by Bob May

Feb 19, 2015 - morning sunrise, 02
Feb 19, 2015 – morning sunrise, 02 by Ed Yourdon

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This is Real Life #6

February 22nd, 2015
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My Instagram Post of the Week

Instagram post of the week

Reading

I finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling this week. It’s the only Harry Potter book I’ve ever read. In March, I’ll borrow the second book in the series.

I also finished Inamorata by Megan Chance last week. The ending was foreshadowed, but well done. I enjoyed the book, even though it’s not something I would normally pick.

I started Airspace by David Hales, which is a thriller inspired by 9/11. I couldn’t get into it right now since my mindset this year is PEACE, so I’ll hold it for later. Or not.

The next book I picked randomly was The Ajax Protocol by Alex Lukeman. I haven’t started it yet. Also a thriller. We’ll see how that goes.

The Song of the Week

Gotta love Adele, so let’s have another, shall we?

Watching

I finished watching How I Met Your Mother this week and am prepping for the new season of House of Cards by watching the first two seasons over again. Such a great show!

Good Things that Happened this Week

  • I got good news from the Arizona Department of Revenue on a recent audit. I don’t owe nearly what I thought I did.
  • I finished writing my speech for the 2015 International Speech Contest just in the nick of time – club contests are this week. It has really been a struggle this year!

Round and About

Is Self-Compassion More Important than Self-Esteem?

More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for February 22.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1305 Word of the Week – Regale.

Inspiration for the Week

Keep looking for goodness, beauty and truth. It is worth the effort.

While life is sometimes dull and gray and even downright miserable in patches, there is always even more beauty and truth than darkness and ugliness.

May you find other beautiful souls who are seeking just like you are.

If you cannot find what you are seeking today, may you go out and create it.

You are more than capable and you will effect more lives that you could ever know . . . especially your own.

Keep looking. It is there, and you will find it. -Brave Girls Club

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

Just when I thought I was running out of things to work on, a whole new batch popped up! I had a good week challenging those thoughts.

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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Winter's First Frost
Winter’s First Frost by Photography Lately

Collab w/ Manu Duf
Collab w/ Manu Duf by Zach Collins

Enlightenment

Enlightenment by Lee Acaster

lotus
lotus by Aimee

"Explore. Dream. Discover"
“Explore. Dream. Discover” by Adi Dekel

@gelliarts #gelliarts #gelliplate  more pieces can be seen on my blog (see profile)
@gelliarts #gelliarts #gelliplate by Frieda Oxenham

Heartbeat of creation
Heartbeat of creation by Danny O’Connor

serenity DLP 6
serenity DLP 6 by Silke Rieger

together again
together again by Reggie C

•Paradise• ???????? #paradise #beach #isle #cloud #nature #sky #blue #sea
•Paradise• by vincenzo turchiarulo

Out of Place
Out of Place by Jordan

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This is Real Life #5

February 15th, 2015
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On the Menu

The Mexican Lasagna was good, as always. Lots of leftovers in the freezer. Awesome! This weekend I’m going to try Pineapple Glazed Chicken Thighs. Looks simple and delicious.

Reading

I’m almost done reading Inamorata by Megan Chance. It’s a blend of historical fiction, paranormal fiction, romance, and thriller. It’s not my usual read, but I’ve been enjoying reading it on my lunch break. I hit 90% yesterday, and knew I had to bring it home for the long weekend. Can’t wait to see how the intertwined story lines resolve.

I finished Against the Odds by Mara Jacobs. I was surprised by the ending, which is exactly how a mystery should end. The protagonist, Anna Dawson, is a compelling character, and there is the beginning of a romantic entanglement that will create conflict in the future books in this series.  I recommend it!

The Song of the Week

For all my romantic friends on Valentine’s Day, here’s Perry Como:

And my personal favorite love song by Johnny Mathis:

Watching


Good Things that Happened this Week

  • Had a great time at open studio night at Artspiration Studio on Friday. Last month I didn’t take enough to work on, and I crashed before 10:30. Last night, I actually had more than I could do, and I made it to 11:15 before my brain was done. (Thank you, Coca-cola!) I got a lot of work done in my Angels altered book, and I made ATCs for a swap. I’ll get back one a month for the rest of the year. How cool will that be to get happy mail every month?
  • Had a lot of fun doing Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock for Toastmasters. Now working on my International Speech Contest speech.

Round and About

The Daily Muse: Zoe Keller, Illustrator and Designer
How to Free Yourself from Bitterness by Forgiving Others
The Best National Park Photos of 2014
How Art Heals the Wounds of War
I used to think that EVERYONE was good…a story about the Grace Card and forgiveness

More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 2/8/15.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1296 How to Get Someone to Do Something.

Inspiration for the Week

What if there wasn’t a good pile or a bad pile? What if we all just gave each other a lifetime grace card…                        -Melody, The Brave Girls Club

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

Still going well. I had a couple of moments this week where I found myself judging someone else. I grabbed my journal and worked it through.

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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Lucky
Lucky by Bernd Schumann

Documented Life Project - Wee 5
Documented Life Project – Wee 5 by Jo

Started the background! Sumi ink and Chinese paints on rice paper #lianquanzhen #chinesepainting #bamboobrush #diditellyouiloveart
Started the background! Sumi ink and Chinese paints on rice paper #lianquanzhen #chinesepainting #bamboobrush #diditellyouiloveart by LorraineBell1

keep on the run
keep on the run by Bob May

Yellow Loving Butterfly
Yellow Loving Butterfly by Henry Brosius

Endgame
Endgame by Lee Acaster

Follow Me
Follow Me by marc-andré tragé

PASSION
PASSION by fan de yan

Ocean Pyramid
Ocean Pyramid by Jordan

2 Gentlemen
2 Gentlemen by kon-mei23

Hand Painted Rocks
Hand Painted Rocks by Regina Lord

a Valentine
a Valentine by anka zhuravleva

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This is Real Life #4

February 7th, 2015
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On the Menu

The fish in the crockpot didn’t work out that well. I think if you only made 2 to 4 fillets it would work. My dogs did enjoy it, however. I’ll try again with less fish.

This weekend, I’m making one of my old standards, Mexican Lasagna. Always yummy!

My Instagram Post of the Week

Instagram post of the week

Reading

Really enjoying Against the Odds by Mara Jacobs – a couple nights this week I couldn’t put it down!

I’m about halfway through Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and it’s starting to get really good.

The Song of the Week

And because one video with Johnny Depp isn’t enough:

Watching


Good Things that Happened this Week

  • I won best Table Topics at Toastmasters this week for talking about House of Cards. I can’t wait until the next season starts. Almost there!
  • Had fun taking kids to Dairy Queen this week for earning great grades at school.
  • Excellent curry dinner with my mom and dad.
  • Our clinical director is going to start working on gratitude with the kids. I told him about my gratitude wall idea, and he’s going to do it! Fun!

Round and About

9 monkey phrases and their meanings
10 Ways to Make Your Day Better Through Play (and Improve Your Health)
Picturing Dragons

More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 2/8/14.

My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1289 The Shadow Side of our Strengths.

Inspiration for the Week

There is no peace in the world until you find peace within yourself in this moment. -Byron Katie

Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

I am really enjoying digging into some old issues to find places to exercise forgiveness. I’m loving this month so far!

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

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Untitled
Untitled by Luan Carvalho

here we go
here we go by Neija Zeugme

work in progress
work in progress by Ines Seidel

toils and snares
toils and snares by Bob May

Day 58: Twinkle in the Eye
Day 58: Twinkle in the Eye by Frank Busch

What will you create today? #monoprinting #printmaking #gelliprinting
What will you create today? #monoprinting #printmaking #gelliprinting by Roben-Marie Smith

watercolor
watercolor by Sherry Thrash

Well it ain't Monet but I learned a lot! #lianquanzhen #chinesepainting #ricepaper #bamboobrush #artroomorlando
Well it ain’t Monet but I learned a lot! #lianquanzhen #chinesepainting #ricepaper #bamboobrush #artroomorlando by LorraineBell1

Today's hand carved stamp on a torn paper collage.
Today’s hand carved stamp on a torn paper collage. by studio318

New Wallpapers

Snow Fall from National Geographic
Trunk Show from National Geographic
Route 66

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February Monthly Practice: Forgiveness

February 3rd, 2015
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“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky

This month, I will continue doing The Work every day, but digging deeper. I’m going to go into the past, and try to let go of some of the grievances where my practice of forgiveness is still incomplete. I’m very excited about this month!

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Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader