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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 289 :: power of one

23 Oct

Day 289: One.

So much can happen in one year, one month, or one day.

For instance… today alone my newsfeed says:
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may be solved.
The Cubs are going to the World Series.
And, as we all know, a woman is the closest ever to the seat of President.

And, no matter who or what you root for, I’m just saying…
so much can change in one year. 

Even my promise to do yoga every day is coming true. Still going.

More tomorrow.


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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 50 :: art challenge part 2

19 Feb
As part of this Art Challenge, I think I’m supposed to post and share some art. So today I am actually posting real art. Or at least it was from a real art class in college.

The best part of this art piece is the hidden meaning. It’s titled ENO.

ENO is actually from college. In the middle of an art class I was trying to make a powerful statement about women and the power of ONE. But, what I learned was the power of a screen printing press.

I’m sure you’ve already spotted the issue. ONE became ENO in the screen printing process. It made for a good laugh, and then a really good t-shirt with a hidden meaning for my college friends. I gave the original print to by bestie Laura. She graciously displayed it on a wall in her house for a very long time.

So tonight, I give you THE POWER OF ENO. Sometimes the power of one is more elusive than you know. But then again, doesn’t the best art alway have a secret meaning?

More tomorrow.

  {feel the power of one?}

Day 257: the magnificent power of art :: part II

14 Sep

Yesterday, I shared the magnificent power of art :: part 1.

Today I bring you Part II: Learning From Mistakes

I could have minored in Art.
If only I would have signed up for Art History.

I refused to take Art History because it didn’t make sense to me —  why would I sit in class all day long to listen to facts and figures about art when I could create art?

Instead of watching slides in a dark classroom, I forwent my official art minor and loaded up on oil painting, sculpture, pottery, digital design, and screen printing classes.  I learned how to create foregrounds and backgrounds with just simple lines, how to spin a slab of dirt into a bowl using my fingers tips, how to turn film into digital dots.

But my masterpiece — my most prized creation — came from screen printing class.

Today, the print is framed and hangs in the home of my college roommate Laura.
It is lovingly titled ENO.

ENO is a magnificent woman.
Her feet are grounded in earth and yet she has amazing strength, enough to hold the sun in her hands.

The funny thing is — ENO was never meant to be ENO.
She was intended to remain nameless, to represent the great power, beauty and strength of us all, of each of us, every single last ONE of us.  Her mission was to inspire the world to remember the power of ONE.  The great magic that each of us holds in our own hands to make a difference.

But, ENO never had her chance.

Sadly, I did not pay attention in screen printing class and MISSED the whole concept of a negative — the mirror image design one must make before the screening and inking process begins.

Thus, the great power of ONE became the magnificent ENO.

I never minored in art.
I didn’t learn the difference between a Van Gogh and Degas in a dark classroom looking at images of other images on a projector screen.  But I DID learn the difference between ONE and ENO.

It was a lesson on many levels, for my head and my heart.
How to listen better.
How to turn a flopped negative into a positive.
How to embrace flaws.

It reminds me of what Janette Barber always says ~ your flaws are your greatest gifts.

And, Janette’s right.
Just ask ENO.

Because, while ENO may be flawed — she is flipped exactly the right way.
Aren’t we all?

May your feet be grounded as you hold the sun.

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