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This morning, while preparing a print to ship, I was reminded of why I haven't moved to outsourcing my prints. I just love the look of matted and signed prints, so orderly and clean, ready to be sent off to a new home. I've started putting a little reiki into each print just before I put it into the envelope. I have no proof that this really does anything (though I believe it does); I do it because I love the idea that my artwork emanating good energy to my customers. The other happy part of today was finishing a new digital collage. I've...

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biggest lesson of 2016

a photo of me, a coloring book, and the christmas tree

December Reflections: day 11. My biggest lesson for this year has been one I've cycled through all year long, which is not allowing myself to rest when I need to rest. I realized this weekend that I'm exhausted. I need a vacation- not from work- but from what I expect of myself. I'm giving myself that vacation for the rest of the year. A vacation from feeling like I'm never doing enough, from chasing a feeling of being enough through doing enough. I'm making a commitment to notice when I am doing something just for the sake of...

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what self-care looked like this weekend

[caption id="attachment_1072" align="alignnone" width="600"] a bicycle ride along the Iowa River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1073" align="alignnone" width="600"] For the last several years, it has been my intention to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird but with so many new books always vying for my attention, I never managed to get to it. Last January, I promised myself that I would read it before the year was out. I finally picked it up today.[/caption] Hoping you have found some time for self-care this weekend too, in all its varied and glorious forms. ~angela...

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