Jolie Guillebeau

Archive for May, 2009

Etsy Update

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I’ve been busy over the past couple of days. I went a bit crazy on my last trip to the bead store, so I had a few earrings to make. See?

So now I’m in the process of re-stocking my etsy shop. Go there and buy something– help me get rid of all these beads!

Full Flower Dreamboard: May 2009

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This month is the Full Flower Moon. I’m always drawn to the moon. One of the best things about our new home in Portland is the way the full moon shines through our bedroom window. Each full moon is like a new beginning.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about visual ways to remind myself of my intentions and goals. And I’ve been looking at Rachelle‘s dreamboards for a long time, always thinking, “I should do that.” And I love the idea of connecting the dreamboard with the full moon. Yet I never actually pulled the scissors, glue and paper out of the crafty closet.

So when Jamie created her dreamboard this month using a Flickr Mosaic, I realized– the dreamboard isn’t about the crafty, it’s about reminding yourself of your intentions, living with purpose, visualizing the things your want manifested in your life. So, I copied her and created my first dreamboard this month for the Full Flower Moon.

Here it is:
 Dreamboard May 2009

1. The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience., 2. Teshub, 3. Yoga mats, 4. Flickr Loves Sushi. Mmm., 5. Shape ball, 6. Today, 7. Day 223 – O Brother, 8. we learn by practice, 9. Raindrops on calm water

This month is about living with purpose and intention, finding ways to play, good dinners with my husband, going to yoga classes together, painting paintings that make me happy and finding quiet spaces within myself.

What are your dreams for this month?

Find me over there…

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

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Scaling Back and Balance

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

So much is happening in my world lately.

First, Chris’s site has gone viral in the past few weeks and we’ve spent several hours each day just trying to keep up with the incoming links and messages. Did you see he was in the NYTimes? He was. I’m so proud.

But enough about my husband. Back to me. What has happened in the last month? Well, I turned 32, shipped a couple of paintings to a photo shoot for a magazine, went to Seattle for a visit, sold a few things on Etsy, joined a pirate crew, won a painting, and tried to figure myself out a bit more.

So now I’m finding balance. Whatever I do, I want to do it well. And I feel like I’ve lost my focus over the past couple of months. So I’m scaling back. My Twitter account will cease to exist beginning June 1. If you want to find me, then Facebook or the blog (here!) are your best bets. There’s also Etsy, and of course you can always call or email. And if all else fails, I’ll still be able to receive handwritten letters, too. I just decided that I need to make face to face friends and step away from the internet.

I’ve also painted a bit. And I’ve cooked up an exciting plan for a contest or two.

But my husband just reminded me that we’re on vacation. And that means my resolution to step away from the internet starts right now.