Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For the Love of Cats

This is my little buddy. I used to not like cats, but now, as you can see, I am in love. I have two cats, but the male is much more affectionate. Drop a comment with a link to a photo of you and your pet!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Message for the week

Hope you have a week full of . . .

image found on weheartit

Mail Art Workshop Photos

We had a great time at the mail art workshop this weekend.

Everyone in the workshop was encouraged to create something to send to themselves, a friend, or a loved one.

It is a precious, inexpensive gift and an act of kindness to send something in the mail.
Go ahead and give the gift of your focused attention and time to someone you care about this week! Post a link in the comments section so we can all see your cool mail art!

Friday, April 23, 2010

mail art postcard

Originally uploaded by BrianaCreates

This is a postcard I made as a potential piece of mail art. I have not mailed it anywhere YET . . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mail Art Workshop Prep

photo taken from Raven Mail Art blog

Well, after I ate lunch today, I felt a million times better. I was back at work, and the drive at 5am was, let's say a little interesting. My head still felt pretty foggy, but I made it without incident! Hooray for good driving skills!

In about 10 minutes I will be on a conference call for SARK'S Dream Boogie Class.

I am also in the middle of preparing for a workshop I am teaching this weekend at a women's retreat on the topic of mail art. If you have no idea what I am talking about, talk a little looksie over here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Louise Hay

If you don't know Louise Hay and you are interested in alternative health and healing, please take a moment to look at her amazing website. I receive an email newsletter from her publishing house, and she recently shared a video about a new book her company published. I'd say it is a must have! See for yourself.


I have been sick for the past few days. Of course the weather has been gorgeous, and I have been inside in my bed or looking out the living room window from the couch. At least I've had that. I walked outside a little yesterday, but I am still feeling dizzy. Hopefully my body will get back into balance soon. I had good plans for the weekend, but sometimes plans don't work out. It was good to rest. Being sick is always a good lesson to appreciate the days when you do feel healthy and well.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Something for Saturday

Yesterday evening I was on Facebook. I am lucky enough to be "friends" with some really awesome local artists who I admire a lot. Through Barbara Gilhooly's "friends" I saw Mary Bergherr and her art work. It is just amazing. There is something about this style that is just yummy to me. I love the colors, texture, text included in the paintings, etc. You can see a few more of her pieces through her flickr site here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Women's Retreat Photos

it is wonderful to be alive

tree reflection

i walked what i've been told is the largest outdoor labyrinth in minnesota at sunrise both saturday and sunday

i love cameras with self-timers

Monday, April 12, 2010

Announcement about SARK'S DREAM BOOGIE online class

This is huge! Best-selling author and artist SARK (aka Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) has just announced that she is inviting anyone to attend the first class of Dream Boogie with SARK for free, just so you can experience "Dream Boogie" first-hand and see what it's all about, without any cost or obligation. It looks like space is pretty limited for the complimentary call, so I encourage you to reserve your spot to attend the class on Wednesday, or to request a complimentary recording of the class.

SARK has been teaching workshops all around the world for over 25 years, but Dream Boogie is actually her very first live teleclass series. It’s a dream productivity program that is packed with inspiration and innovation to help you move from dreaming to DOing.

In addition to the free call on Wednesday, you can enjoy some fun, free "Dream Boogie" samples, including audio snippets of inspiring interviews, colorful SARK videos, workbook downloads, and other funky little goodies for your dream.

This is a truly unique opportunity to work directly with SARK, and, under her guidance and mentorship, accelerate your business, project, or idea that is ready for growth and exciting results, while ALSO balancing this success with a wonderful life overflowing with new self-love and self care practices. I encourage you to sign up for Wednesday's free call, and spend a wonderful evening with your dream!

Beach House

It always amazes me how much wonderful music there is to discover.
I just discovered Beach House about five minutes ago, and I love it. Thought you might like to see a unique video filmed in Sydney.
Also check out LaBlogoTheque for more awesome impromptu video recordings of musicians playing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Nature is Amazing

We heard some sandhill cranes the other night on our walk. I wanted to hear them again, because they make such interesting sounds. I thought some of you nature people reading this would also enjoy it. This isn't my video. I found it on YouTube.
Have a great weekend. I will be back on Monday with more posts to share.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More Carlos Avery Photos

Carlos Avery sunset

Originally uploaded by BrianaCreates

Went for a walk this evening. It was a little chilly, but well worth it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

For the LOVE of TAPE

I have been on the lookout for some cool tape to use in my visual journal. Up until today the cool tape cost anywhere from $4-$12 per roll. AND THEN THERE WAS MY TRIP TO MICHAEL'S where I found these awesome rolls of tape for a mere $1 each! Pure bliss! Funky, affordable art supplies are the best! What is your great find, as of late?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tell Your Story online class Intro page flap down

Here is another photo edited using Picnik. I chose the Lomo-ish style. I am super excited about these new free editing tools at my (and your) disposal (if you so choose)!

Tell Your Story online class

I am taking an online class called Tell Your Story. It is an art journal class taught by Elsie Flannigan and Rachel Denbow. It starts at the end of April, so there is still time to sign up if you are interested. This is a picture of my introduction page in my art journal for the class. I am new to picnik, which I linked to from flickr. I thought I'd give it a try, as I have admired other people's (i.e. Misty Mawn) framed photos on their blogs.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Print & Stamp Lab by Traci Bunkers

We are so lucky to have such innovative artists write books for us!
Wouldn't you agree?

Look at what a great shape this toe spacer makes as a stamp!

I adore the flip flop pattern shown here, too!

Yesterday I received Print & Stamp Lab by Traci Bunkers in the mail. I was super excited to get it so fast. Also, it is soooo wonderful, I had to share a couple pages with you. If you enjoy stamping and printing on papers and more, this book is for you!

By the way, there is a note on amazon.com saying that some customers have reported a problem with the book. I am thinking it might be this: my book had the same page contents on two pages, instead of just on one. I wonder if this was a mistake from the publisher or printer? Anyway, it's not a big deal to me, unless I missed some important content that was meant to go on that second page!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I Did It!

I did it! I am going to Dream Boogie with SARK, one of my all time favorite artists/writers on the planet. What about you?

Smiles to you!

(See the banner on my blog for info) or go here. You won't be disappointed!


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