This week I met 2 new people that are dealing with hard things and searching for peace or a new path. I know this issue well and have been a ‘searcher’ for most of my life. You can tell by my huge book collection!
I have recommended many books over time but ‘The Artist Way’, by Julia Cameron was my common standard for many years. Now her book ‘Its never too Late to Begin Again’ is a new favorite because it focuses on helping you find a way to find your way later in life.
Tags: life challenges, meditation, mindfulminders, personal learning, personal search, reading
As with so many people with goals, I have given up on one already …I have postponed trying to make my Etsy show up here, and it is still January. : ( I will try again later. I decided that there are some things that should be done first. Make more listings for http://www.Etsy.com/shop/MindfulGlass. Fix the listings with better SEO, better pictures, the list is long…… I have been learning from Amy Eaton, Snap Sell Succeed, and have switched from FotoFuz.com for a white background to Light Room. Now to learn the steps again. I used to teach kids how to use the darkroom and take pictures with a SLR. So much is different now. DSLR (D means Digital!), and the adjusting is on the computer. (Where Was the picture and where did it Go?) I taught the kids to never shoot ‘bullseye’ and have your subject in the rule of thirds. Now bullseye is right for a product and you shouldn’t have part of the product out of the frame. Glass tools to help you mindfully mind yourself and your environment . FaceBook Group/ Mindful Minders..Mindfully mind yourself and the environment. Join me in the group to connect with others on the meditation – environmental journey. What are you thinking would be small things that we could do that would add up. Which reminds me of the book I am reading ‘Atomic Habits” by James Clear..Small changes, or small improvements will compound over time. Mindful Glass specializes in handmade glass pieces that can be used to set intentions and practice mindfulness throughout the day. They are made by melting soda-lime glass on a metal rod over an open flame. The molten glass flows and can be shaped by hand movements and tools. Each piece of Mindful Glass is unique. …
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Life Challenges In the past I thought my main life challenges were always about relationships and being a public school art teacher. This past year I retired, planned a house, built it, substitute taught high school art for six weeks, then moved a 100 miles south from where I raised my kids. It felt right but it was a bit much for one year. My revised big shift was smashing my radius, a bone in my left wrist. After three weeks I then had surgery because it was not in proper position. What a mind shift to not be able to even touch the fingers on that hand to steady anything at all. My art was always two hands, things like metals, clay, sewing, gardening, knitting and of course glass. The surgery extends the recovery time and I have been thinking of this time as mindfulness training. I have been reading about meditation and trying to meditate. My daughter says that is what it is about, trying. So I do that. Lampworking My medium is melting glass, known as lampworking. A two handed activity with a propane and oxygen torch. I also design and wire the beads. Previously I did art shows and had a lampwork teaching studio and gallery. Now I am working on making meditation tokens or reminders to keep your mindful intentions front of mind. The larger lentil shaped glass can be held as you contemplate and the smaller ones could be clipped to a bag or a water bottle as reminders of your intention. Starting Over Since the move I am taking classes from Renae Christine to learn about marketing for a product based online business. There are many YouTube videos by Art By Starla Moore and many others. Now that I am on hold with melting glass, I …
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