As Thanksgiving approaches I want to say how thankful I am for you and our Alive with Creating Community. It's been a year of being in action; getting out into the community while creating community throughcreative expression, art, and spiritual connection!
The last couple of months I've taken some time to reflect on 2015. It's been an amazing experience to acknowledge and celebrate all I've created, along with the challenges I've experienced, the people I've met, the relationships old and new, the fun, the joy, the transformation. It's been a celebration of who I have been in 2015.
How about you? Have you stopped to celebrate you and your accomplishments this year? It's a wonderful way to deepen your sense of gratitude and abundance andlove yourself now!
I'll be offering an opportunity for YOU to make your 2016 Divine Vision Mandala and do some CELEBRATING of you!
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, JANUARY 30, 2016.
More information to come soon.
If you haven't made some time for quiet reflection, now is a great time. As nature slows down, so can you! You can do this for your work life and/or your personal life.
Here's a CELEBRATION Exercise I created from my experience of REFLECTION:
Write down what you have accomplished, your challenges, and what you are grateful for in 2015.
Notice which things came EASILY. Which felt HARD? Which were FUN? Which brought you JOY? Which were most PROFITABLE? Make up your own headings.
Put them into columns under each heading and see if you can find a pattern.
What did you invest in~Your time, money, and energy? What was the outcome?
You can even give them a "score" from 1-10. Then notice which you rated the highest and why.
If you didn't have a theme to start the year, make one up now that captures the feeling of 2015. Look at your Vision Board or Mandala for a reminder.
Let me know what you discovered and I will share it with our readers with your permission. Or share and celebrate with a friend. Above all celebrate You!
Here are some of my Reflections on my business in 2015.
I'm excited to open my Gratitude Jars that we made at our Client Appreciation Party a year ago. I can't wait to read through all the gratitude notes I've written & stashed in my jar.
For Alive with Creating, it's been an abundant year birthing my new Women's Divine Vision Circles throughout the Bay Area and continuing our monthly Playshops here in Napa.
Carol Lorraine Designs have been seen, admired, and sold in numerous shows and expanded into stores in the Napa Valley and in the Pacific Northwest too.
Our new collaborative book, Simply Color for Everyday Living, was born and enthusiastically received. It flies off the table wherever I go!
Sharing my message through speaking and art about inspired creativity and beautyalways brings me joy.
Laurie Marshall and I created a Singing Tree for Arts in April in the Napa Valley.
So many new heart-centered colleagues have come into my life. I've loveddeepening connections with many of you.
Joyful Living Spirit Coaching, Soul Readings, and Soul Silks have supported many women transform their lives and Reveal the Masterpiece Within!
I've been happily painting beautiful new Silk Color Creationsfor fall and winter to Embellish your Body and Enliven your Spirit. Order yours or find a special gift!www.CarolLorraine.com/wearable-art.html
Immerse yourself in your colorful creative spirit this Thanksgiving and BE Alive with Creating while Celebrating Who You Are Now!
"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, as an artist, will answer you:
I am here to inspire beauty and creativity in others by expressing my own joy!
With love from my colorful heart to yours,
Intuitive Artist, Joyful Living Spirit Coach, Master Colorist, Creativity Mentor, Author, and Speaker
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