JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 235 :: tangled

29 Aug

 

Okay, I did it. Two Zentangles in two days.

Granted, they are not professionalized versions of art… but they do zen me out. And they almost look better together….


Which reminds me… sometimes it’s not the super finite details that matter.
Rather, it’s the big picture all bound together with time, depth and perspective.

Ah, Zentangle how you Zen-teach me.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {tangled?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 234 :: zen and the art of tangles

28 Aug

 

I discovered zen! Or rather, the zen of detangling. Who knew it already had a name… and an art form… called Zentangles.

My friend Aimee had this book on the guest room bedside table when I visited her. It was curious and intriguing. I flipped through the pages and then put it down and promptly forgot about it.

Amazon Link: One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day)

That was three weeks ago. But it keeps coming up in my head. And in conversation. I keep randomly talking about it.

So tonight I created one. Just for fun. It may not be awesome (Google “zentangle” to see some awesomeness) but it sure was calming.

And it fit so nicely right on my desk calendar square for the day. It has me thinking…. what if I drew a zentangle a day? Would it bring me bliss? Could I do it every day?

Could I? Would I? Would you?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {zentangled?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 233 :: the lily pad

27 Aug
I had a medical appointment today. And when I left the office I passed by this lily pad.


It seemed significant to me on many levels. On the surface the water was calm. Underneath the water an entire world was alive, tangled with vines and lily pads and moss and fish and frogs.

It reminded me of myself in many ways. Calm on the outside, a total bunch of twisted vines on the inside. But somewhere tucked in the middle, peaking out from a few leaves was a beautiful, blooming, yellow flower.

I stopped and took a photo. Because it was good reminder.
Maybe bliss is as easy as focusing on the flower?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {such is bliss?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 232 :: a dogs tail

26 Aug
Someone once told me that a dog’s tail wags at the vibration of happiness.

Now, I don’t know if that is true but based on all the posts, love and attention for National Dog Day it might just be the secret to bliss.

So here’s to the dogs. All of them. Thanks for the loves, high fives and blissful, tail wagging fun.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {who’s your dog?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 231 :: a bugs life

25 Aug

This bliss thing. Very interesting.


I’m learning a good lesson in this year of bliss. For one, the importance of waiting. Moving through trials, keeping an open mind and an open heart, and then waiting for the good to come through at the end of the story.

In real life that means this… what do you do when your car catches on fire while driving on the highway? Yeah. That kind of waiting where the engine goes kaplooey. Well, that waiting is over and here’s the end of that story.

A bug.

We didn’t mean to get a beetle. In fact, I don’t really like bugs of the creepy crawly sort. But this one is pure slug bug love. So we brought her home. She’s used and was a great find in the unexpected aftermath of said car blowing up escapade.

We didn’t mean to get a bug. She kind of found us. We went to test drive a Jeep. One that I have always wanted to own. But it just didn’t feel right and while it’s taken half a lifetime I’m finally learning to trust my gut. So we passed on the Jeep and then saw this cute, little, blue bug.

As soon as I sat inside the car I felt happy. When I turned the key in the ignition I felt a surge of excitement. The interior was more roomy than I could have imagined. The ride was smoother than I could believe. And driving her just made me smile.

So now we have a bug. Not expected. Not really practical.
But pure Bliss.

And maybe that’s the lesson and the end of the story all in one place?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what’s your gut say?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 230 :: the epitome of bliss

24 Aug

This is a throwback to an oldie but goodie. I love this photo because it looks like pure bliss.


Pure Pup Bliss.

I wonder what this feels like for a dog? I mean, does it get any better than this… Favorite ball. Sunny day. Rolling in the grass. Eyes closed looking at the sun.

I think it’s the epitome of happy.
A moment of bliss.
And a reminder to me that bliss and happy can be so simple.
Thanks Pup!

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what’s your bliss reminder?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 229 :: it’s late

23 Aug

 

So….bliss for me right now is… going to sleep.

Ah…. such is simple bliss….

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {blissed out?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 228 :: jumping ahead

22 Aug

Someone asked me this week about my promise and adventures in blogging this year. And, of course, what bliss means to me (so far).


And here’s what I’m learning… Every choice matters. Every choice we make either makes us bigger or smaller. Expands or contracts. Grows or slows.

But this weekend I was reminded of the importance of time and taking it one step (or choice) at a time. From the wisdom of our little niece. It happened over dinner. While all the adults were talking about plans for her future and her high school and college years ahead. With the sweetest, largest eyes I have ever seen she exclaimed. “I’m worried third grade’s going to be hard enough!” She laughed. We did too. But the message was not lost.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the future we forget to live in the present. This moment. This day, this hour, this perfect now.

And bliss comes one step at a time.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {jumping ahead?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 227 :: before and after

21 Aug
It’s Feel Good Friday. Happy FGF.
Yesterday I showed a photo of a new project… the official before photo.

And today…I have the after photo…

Oh what fun. Thank you Jaynane! I LOVE them! It certainly brought me bliss. Which makes me realize… sometimes bliss is more than the project, more than the purpose, more than the purchase, and more than the price.

It’s always the people you share with.
Such bliss.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what are you sharing?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 226 :: this happened

20 Aug
I love a new project… you might even say that it brings me bliss. So… this happened today:

Oh, there will be more….

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {favorite project?}
#lovemoredomore
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