January 23rd, 2007

I keep seeing things that make me go, "oo, that's so cool! oo, i gotta remember that! oo, wow, I want to share that one!" I bookmark a lot online, in different folders and some links just floating free in the main bookmark link. And honestly, sometimes it's just too much, there's too much! Ack! There's so much to read and see and be inspired by, the blessing and the curse of the internet. So, before, I back away from the computer for a bit (step away from the computer, Leah. take your hands off the keyboard and step away) and do some work (boo!), here's some of the goodies I've been inspired by lately. And be warned, you may be sent off on an internet adventure that will leave you hours later wondering where the time went.

Many years ago, my best friend gave me a book by Jennifer Louden, The Woman's Comfort Book, which is filled to the brim with self-care goodies. Well, like most of the modern world, she now has a blog and a podcast. I just listened to a great podcast of hers in which she interviews artist Lynne Perella. I highly recommend it because it relates so well to various topics that have been coming up over at CaC and the creative challenges I've been  posing. Lynne Perella recommended that when trying something new, shifting, or changing, to expect setbacks and more than that, embrace the setbacks as part of the process. I love that! Seeing the challenges as part of the process could make what might normally feel discouraging as par for the course and not a reason to stop but a sign that you should keep going!

The lovely Carla of Zena Musings is co-leading a retreat in April that looks so juicy that I drool reading about it. Not to mention her candles which are a wonder to behold. And her co-leader has an amazing blog as well. I signed up for her newsletter and it has been such a joy to read.

Last night I was led to the blog of Rosa Murillo and my jaw dropped. I just *love* what she's doing in the world! Rosa makes great pieces of art and leaves them out in the world to be found. Totally inspiring!

If you're really digging the visioning challenge I did a couple weeks ago, you might be interested in Artella's dream board workshop. Sounds like fun and not expensive at all! And speaking of Artella, I tend to get overwhelmed by their website, my visual senses are on total overload when I go there, but if you can get past that, there are some real treasures, including a free sample issue of their e-zine!

Ok, there is always more. I could go on and on. But that's enough for this moment. I wish you a day filled to the brim with inspiration and creative goodness!

7 Responses

Thank you so much for the link to Rosa Murillo. Jaw-dropping is indeed the experience. Wow.

Yes – this posting showed up on Bloglines – thanks for the hint!

I get overwhelmed by it all too… the web is great but you’ve got to know when to stop!

Lucky for me I’m familiar with two of these things, because I’m working in the studio and I need to get back there shortly (afer I finish my browsing and eat lunch)(really)

You are evil! Don’t you know I already have 5,000 bookmarks, stuffed into folders AND strewn about in the main bookmark area because they don’t really belong in any of the folders and I can’t take the time to create new ones?

I’m hopeless when it comes to links … and magazines. But that’s it, I swear.

Here I am still trying to get caught up on all the blogs I regularly read, and now I’m getting hooked on more! Still, I have to thank you – I love Rosa Murillo’s. I’m afraid to look at the others yet though, at least till I get caught up on everyone else’s posts. I wish I could subscribe to bloglines it would really simplify things, but I’m caught in a loop, where it says I’ve already registered and need to reply to their verification e-mail, which they never sent me, so I can’t reply to it (!?!)
Wishing YOU a day that’s overflowing with inspiration and creativity!

Oh, Leah, I so know what you’re talking about. Sometimes I just feel like I’m going to explode. There’s so many gorgeous things out there to see, scrumptious things to taste, fascinating things to try and so many things that spark the imagination, inspire a new project, invite curiosity. It’s awesome. And it can be overwhelming.

I think sometimes that’s why I actually like white walls, quiet spaces and am consistently trying to declutter. Maybe I’m trying to make space for the yummy things. And maybe I’m just trying to stay sane ;)

I’m familiar with some of these links…and some are new to me which I’m looking forward to checking out. It’s true–there’s SO MUCH out there…it could be a full-time ‘job’ just exploring the creativity in the blogosphere! ;) Thanks for sharing.

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