Saturday, July 21, 2012

Self-Care: Episode 1: Sleep

Before any of us can do anything truly remarkable or glorious in this world, we have to learn how to do one simple thing. We need to learn how to take care of ourselves. A person can’t give the best of themselves or create their best work if they aren’t operating at their best. Do you think that Michelangelo could have painted the Sistine Chapel on only 2 hours of sleep and a Granola Bars ? I certainly don’t think so.  

In a little creative play and experimentation, I created a collage of words with  Watercolor Pencils on the topic of self-care.

I’ll address each of the things I came up with in subsequent posts.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Visionary Bri: The Origin of a Blog

First of all, welcome to my little corner of these interwebs. Most of my friends call me Bri, though I am known in certain circles by different names. I currently reside in the state of Indiana within the United States. 

If we were meeting in the real world, vs. you reading my words on your computer screen, I would like to think that we could be friends. I love making new friends everywhere I go. I’d meet you somewhere; a bar, maybe, or coffee joint. We would order our drinks of choice and I’d like to think that we’d laugh ‘til our sides ached, telling each other funny stories from our lives. I also would like to think that there would be silences. I‘m not talking about silences that are uncomfortable and reflect the uneasiness of things not said, no. I’m speaking of the kind of silences where we could just sit and be with each other, person to person, and be okay in the moment. I would like to think that, if our topic of conversation led to stories of hardship and pain, that we would be able to wrap our arms around each other in an empathetic embrace.