February 29th, 2008

I nearly forgot that today is Leap Day! Hehe, I just wrote Leah Day. Close, but not quite! Anyways, I always think that Leap Years are kind of special and this year it feels like a reminder to leap and go for it now!! Inspire Me Thursday has a theme of "Leap" this year. I think I'll do something with that.

In the meantime, here's what I was up to today. I stopped by the coffeehouse where I just put up some art. I took some quick pictures to put in my art blog, but here's one of them. I'll update this with a link to the art blog when I get that up. In this pic, you can see Blue Mermaid and Mind as Ocean.

While I was at the coffee house, I stayed for a sandwich and read some more of A New Earth. There was an interesting part in the book talking about ego and shyness. Tolle writes, "The fear is that the attention may take the form of disapproval or criticism, that is to say, something that diminishes the sense of self rather than enhances it. Shyness often goes with a self-concept that is predominately negative, the belief of being inadequate." Perhaps by seeing my hesitations about putting myself out there as my ego, I can let go of those fears and go for it more. I know logically not to take things personally, that my work won't be for everyone and that's o.k. But I do have fears of rejection that I'd like to not necessarily get rid of, but move forward anyways (like that book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.)

In regards to the book, so far it's interesting. It's not new concepts, but sometimes I need to hear things many times for it to sink in. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it honestly, but I'm intrigued and I'm going to keep reading. Plus, I'm very curious about Oprah's online class!

While I was eating my sandwich at the coffeehouse, a mom and her young boy sat down next to me. The boy was wearing a crown he had made in celebration of the hundredth day of school. His mom put it on her head and he exclaimed, "Mom! You are the King of Silliness!" It was too cute. This kid had energy galore. His mom said on the way out, "I hope we weren't too loud!" But I didn't mind and I told her how cute her son is.

This weekend and next, along with the weeknight overnights in between, I'll be keeping an eye on the teenager I used to nanny for along with their dogs and the house while her parents are away. It's a nice house, but I always miss the hubster and kitties while I'm away.

I also realized that I forgot to make a post for leaving links regarding the Creative Every Day Challenge. Sorry about that! I'll make Monday's post for two weeks.  Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend!

5 Responses

Leah, you had a lovely day! I hope the weekend continues along the same path for you. Now, I can say have a Happy Weekend the day after Leah Day!

Catch you next week!

I love your story about the kid at the coffee shop! Reminds me of my daughter who also recently celebrated her 100th day of school. Oh, to be in Kindergarten again.

Love your work, looks great on that wall!

My sister is so enthralled with this book that she is sending me the money to buy a copy for myself and another sister. She says it describes just how we feel about ourselves and that it is the best, most affirmative book she has read in a long time. (She reads quite a few books). So I will be getting and see what everyone is raving about. Now I read your comments on the book plus you mention another good book I have already read “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway”. That was very good. I hope this new one is too.

I don’t watch T.V. so didn’t know there was a class on the book either. Thanks for mentioning it. I will go take a look.

Congratulations on your coffee house show! :) I love it that we both have our artwork hanging in coffee shops at the same time. It’s kinda like going out for coffee and art together. ;)


I really enjoy seeing artwork in an environment, the right color of paint on the wall can really enhance the artwork!

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