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Thursday
Dec162010

Five minutes

image by Teresa QI am so excited about the Reverb10 project and will be dedicating my weekly post to it as well. Equally excited about if not more, I loved yesterday's theme, five minutes. I already often set my IPhone timer for five minutes - five minutes to finish a task, five minutes of meditation and deep breathing when I feel very stressed and the always fruitful, how much can I actually get done in five minutes.

This theme,however, was to inspire reflection. For five minutes, you are to write about all the you wish to remember about 2010. As I began to write, I quickly discovered that I was also developing my own theme, discovery and exploration.

2010 was a big journey. There was a discovery of love and that I am capable of filling up with so much love it feels like my heart could explode. There was loss, as well, and the exploration of myself through solitude, trusting that quiet time and reflection could help the healing process and result in a deeper more meaningful relation with myself. 2010 was a year of self-reflection and the discovery of how I truly want to live and how I envision my future. I found a new confidence in myself as a small business owner and a designer through branding and a lot of discussions with other like minded people. I discovered new places through travel. I fell in love with a small fishing town in Mexico, in love with a small bakery in a northern California coastal town and found comfort in the smell of the Redwoods covered with dew.  I was humbled and let go of the part of me that thought she was bad ass and no longer walk alone through the city at night.

I learned so much this year through loss and love and feel like an even stronger person. Life's own little lessons and my own self reflective discovery are preparing me for a new and exciting year. I am so looking forward to it!!

Monday
Aug022010

Sketchbook Project

I am so excited for the Art House Co-op's latest creative endeavor The Sketchbook Project: 2011 Tour. Bringing together artists from around the world, the project involves theme sketchbooks touring the country at various galleries and finding home in the permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library (which in my mind would be a fabulous place to live). Anyone can sign up for this tour - just select a theme from their great list (ex. A record year for rainfall, Jackets, blankets, and sheets, I'm sorry I forgot you, Things found on restaurant napkins, or It must be), register by 10/31 and send in your completed book by 1/15/2011. I am seriously considering registering. Anyone else?