Archive for January, 2010

Advance Your Actions to Reach Your Goals

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I’ve been reading a lot lately about goal setting, planning, management and while most of the advice is all pretty similar, pretty much the same thing said in different words, one topic does not find agreement by all the experts. One expert says get the small stuff done, another says the opposite. A third says […]

Avant Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It’s Chaucer’s fault. Or maybe the ancient Greeks who celebrated Gamelion, a season dedicated to the marriage of Hera and Zeus; or the ancient Romans who observed a complex rite of fertility between the 13th and 15th of February. Or it could be an evolution from Lupercalia, another fertility rite specific to Rome. In any […]

Beyond Garnets, January’s Other Birthstones

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Garnet is well known as January’s birthstone because, unlike many other stones, it is the birthstone for both traditional and modern lists as well as for the lessor known Ayervedic list. But it is not the only stone associated with the month. Bernadine’s entry for January lists 12 birthstones! Even as garnet itself comes in […]

Oceana On a Platter

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

In last Wednesday’s blog piece, Horizons 2010, I introduced you to may latest Masterwork in progress, Oceana by way of a faint sketch in pencil. Of course in my head it’s completely finished but before I can show you that, I have to do the weaving of teeny tiny beads and a few other components. […]

How Is a Clean Desk Like Acupuncture?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

As I understand the theory behind the process, acupuncture allows energy to flow more freely along one’s meridians. Modern physical explanations referring to stimulated internal electrical currents and oxygenation aside, the traditional Chinese imagery is one that resonates with my imagination. My creativity can be likened to a not very classical river that however it […]

Horizons 2010

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

My horizon is a distant swath of color reflecting the beauty I will bring to the universe. It is all the paintings, drawings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that I will create between now and then. The really cool think about the horizon is that we can never reach it. We can start walking and keep […]

What’s in It For You?

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of articles all emphasizing the same idea – being cognizant of one’s audience. So, to my apparently varied audience I send wishes for a great year upcoming. In this I feel sure we can all agree. A good year where we move closer to peace and tolerance and plenty […]