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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 150 :: zen and the art of friday

3 Jun

Day 150: Friiiiii-day.

Happy Friday. Happy Weekend. This girl is starting early with a blog post. And then on to the party.

Party of three. For two little girls and me.
First up, some A.R.T. because that’s what Aunties do.

Lord knows I won’t be cooking them a good meal – Papa Muphy’s in da house!
Pizza now, yoga later.

Like I said, happy Friday. Why be calm when life can be creative?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{friday funday}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 42 :: fffffriday

11 Feb

Day 42. A good thing.

Tomorrow is Friday. And, as my father would say, that’s a good thing.

Here’s another good thing, my favorite artist Bren is back in studio with a few artist tips for making Valentine’s Day Cupids (perfect for kids or Kids-At-Heart).

Thanks, Bren!

It reminds me of those old Valentine’s Days of the past. Making crafty love notes and glittery, sticky cards for everyone in school, with a few conversation hearts glued on top. (Which we ATE by the way.)

This day and age, I’m thinking of LOVE in a very different way. And this year, in particular, I’m thinking of some yoga stretching, mind-bending love notes….to myself. Self-love. Seems to be one of the lessons trying to stick with me this year. As if my body is whispering…

Take care of yourself.
Take care of yourself.
Take care of yourself.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{be mine?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 345 :: bliss and star wars

15 Dec

Today’s bliss…the blank side. 

It’s really quite amazing, this Star Wars phenomenon. It’s everywhere. Every. Where. And, as Friday gears up to be the single biggest movie of all time first day release EVER, well, I just can’t get enough of the hype. 

Including this from my friend and the amazing artist Bren Bataclan. 

In this episode you learn how to draw an alien spacecraft in less than a few minutes. But the best lesson of all might be from Bren’s own words: 

“Your imagination is the most important tool.”

When it comes to art and life, imagination leads the way. Thanks for the blissful reminder Bren (and Beanie!). Even Walt Disney and his Imagineers knew that. Ironically, Disney now owns the Star Wars franchise.

Which brings me to one of my favorite quotes:

If you can dream it, you can do it.
-Walt Disney

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{imagining?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 310 :: blissful canvas

10 Nov

Today’s bliss…art.

Which reminds me….maybe bliss is as simple as taking a blank canvas and adding whatever you want to create to it.

Simple.
Blissful.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

{what are you creating?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 307:: blissful chickens

7 Nov

Today’s bliss…. a chicken.

It wasn’t just chicken, it was also a skillet (The Home Skillet to be exact) full of breakfast with some of my favorite people… and some really interesting art. 

  

Not to mention… the fireplace mantle…

The art may be whimsical or even wacky…but believe me… the food was GOOD.
Such bliss.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

{good day?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 305 :: blissful wurtles

5 Nov

Today’s bliss…. a wurtle. That’s not a typo.

This one’s from my friend Bren. He’s an artist, one I have watched for over a decade. I was so excited to own a few of his very unique and truly inspiring pieces of art…. way back then. And I still love them to this day.

Now, Bren has something else that brings a smile to my face. Videos that teach art to children in the Beanie and Bren Show.

In this one he teaches a mashup of a turtle and a whale – a Wurtle of course!!

Way to go Bren! Still rooting for you — you always make me smile and you still bring me bliss.

Best part? I love the message…. “And remember don’t erase” — because doesn’t that go for art and life. 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie
{blissful art?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 218 :: reflecting a different view

12 Aug
One reason why I love to travel is the view. A different one called perspective.

So today, I was stopped in my internet tracks as I viewed the perspective from this art installation. (Found on Facebook, not sure where it lives.) Painted upside down to reflect a different view.

I think it’s a good reminder. Sometimes you have to turn things upside down in order to reflect on what’s really there.

More tomorrow.

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

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 79 :: re-introducing f*ing fridays! feed good fridays

20 Mar

F*ing Fridays are back. But this time around, since we are in the year of Bliss, they stand for this:

Feel Good Fridays!

It’s sort of a curated thing. Feel good stuff from around the world wide web (or Facebook, what’s the difference these days?).

And to kick off this first installment, I bring you this: best dominos ever. It’s worth a watch, the house alone is amazing, the music is fun, the dominos are f*ing brilliant. Brilliant!

Happy Friday! Feel good.

It’s time to have more “F” words that stand for something good. 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, do more.
Jamie

  {what fun do you have planned?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 52 :: art challenge part 4

21 Feb
As part of this Art Challenge I am on to Day 4. As I sit here tonight all I can think about are my sore muscles. Did I say they are SORE? But it feels so good.

I did a full hot yoga class last night. My first since returning from the bowels of surgery and recovery last year. I have been doing other things of course, but this was the real test. A hot yoga room full of sweat and chaturangas. Of course I spent a lot of time in child’s pose. And I didn’t do the full sequence of chest moves. But it’s great to be back in action.

So what does that have to do with art?
Art moves me. So does yoga. And I think moving our bodies is a form of art. The kind that links body, soul and sweet sweat. Each class is like a mini transformation for the body.

The best art moves. And I think transformation counts as art.
And bliss.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {what does yoga do for you?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 51 :: art challenge part 3

20 Feb
As part of this Art Challenge, I’m sharing a little art from my collection.
It’s not the paintings on the wall, or the pup in middle.

It’s the turquoise dresser!
This is what it looked like before:

And, of course, the after.

I thinking painting furniture is also an expression of self. And this little beauty brings me peace and tranquility in a sea of work everyday.
Maybe even bliss!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {what does art do for you?}
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