Five-Minute Friday: Dwell

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I dwell in possibility.

As I do every year at this time, I begin to assess what I accomplished off my annual goal list and what I didn’t. More importantly, I begin to ponder and consider what goals I want for 2016. Dwelling in daydreams; envisioning bright days ahead, building upon our current joys. What do I want to happen. What can I make possible.

I also make time to dwell in my gratitude to what has come to us this year.
Despite some tears and financial pinching, we have been largely fortunate compared to the greater world.
We have solid shelter that stays cool or warm as we require. I know the water from our taps will not kill my family nor do I walk miles to obtain it. There may be less dollars than I like but there is still money to afford my family fresh produce and quality foods without a dependence on the government. We have lights that go on. We have laughter. We have love. We have God.

We are very blessed and I dwell in the goodness – staying to the light and loving side of life.

May you have a wonderful and precious Thanksgiving.

Two TED Talk Tuesday: Helping Your Career

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As I focus on my future and planning for 2016, these were helpful to hone my priorities and be more decisive on opportunities. Great insights!

Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get
This was so good! Anybody who works – especially women – should watch this!

Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
I’m a big upcycle fan and appreciate reinventing materials into new items. This talk is wonderful about working with limited resources and so helpful with how to work smarter.

Marathon Project Update plus Meet Cat-Cat

As some of you know, I’m working to complete a “marathon design project.”

In November 2014 as I began to create print art and sell in my etsy store, I came across this inspiring woman, Lisa Sonora’s blog about her “1008 Paintings Project.” I felt the nudge to create my own – the goal being I would get better at design, a relatively new skillset I was taking on and where I lacked confidence. So 1,008 Posters are on their way, slowly but surely.

I bit off a little more than I wanted to chew initially by doing prints of the 50 states. I’ve noticed similar things have happened to those that started creating logos of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes (uh, yipes!). I actually did four of each state so we’re closing in on 200 designs when this is done. But it’s been a good practice in following through, consistency, etc. I’ve got 11 states to add – home stretch people! Continue reading “Marathon Project Update plus Meet Cat-Cat”