Posts made in January, 2014

Purple and Blue: #ProjectWednesdays

Purple and Blue: #ProjectWednesdays

Posted By on Jan 8, 2014

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I enjoy painting but as a Type A don’t think I’m “good enough” to paint actual things.  Nonetheless, I get painting itches and often, I just play with mixing colors and just … paint stuff.
What crafty experiments are YOU making this week? Share them with us on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ProjectWednesdays so we can all see them!
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Leaning over a computer or sewing machine all day can really wreak havoc on your neck (and your upper back and arms). Here’s a stretch that doesn’t seem like it will make a difference for your neck, but it really does!

Twisted arms stretch

Begin with your arms up in front of your body, so that your elbows and arms make an “L” shape and your palms are flat and facing in toward one another:

Pose 2A

Cross your arms in front of you so that your left elbow is just inside your right elbow and your palms are now facing outward, away from one another:

Pose 2B

Twist your arms together so that the palms once again meet and face one another. Hold here for 30 seconds:

Pose 2C

Here’s a side view so you can see that pose from another angle:

Pose 2D

Return to your center starting position to begin the stretch on the other side:

Pose 2E

Cross your arms in front of you again, this time placing your right elbow just inside the left:

Pose 2G

Twist your arms once more so the palms meet:

Pose 2H

Here is a view from the other side:

Pose 2I

How did it feel?

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Have you checked your lists twice? Now that the holiday season is drawing to a close, do you feel peaceful or totally frazzled? Take a moment with us and think about the past, reflect on the present and create for the future! #ThinkCreateReflect reminds us to take time out of a busy week and just BE.

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This week, we’re all about the kind of list-making that DOESN’T come with deadlines or credit card bills!
Make a list of five things that you are grateful for in your business, and then five things you are grateful for in your life outside of business. In these hectic holiday times, lists like these remind us to calm down, breathe, and bask in the joy of the current moment.
Share something from your list with us on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #ThinkCreateReflect. Or just post a comment below!
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In my first childhood home, my bedroom was mint green.  When we moved at age 5, my mom wouldn’t let me paint my room mint green again (at least that’s how I remember it).  I’ve held onto that for all these years.

Lately, I’ve been getting back into mint green.  And fortunately, so is fashion.  Now I just needed some jewelry to bring it all together.  I also wanted to bring my ribbon work into my jewelry and see how that went.
What do you think?  What have you held onto since childhood? How can you combine two of your creative interests?
Share your creations – fashionable or otherwise – on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ProjectWednesdays!
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