Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, artists and small business owners! It's great to be back to share more of my life behind the scenes as Artist, Illustrator and avid Journal Keeper.
If you have read my previous posts, My Visual View and Going Back and Going Deeper, you will already know that I've been doing a series of dress illustrations, drawing and creating renderings of ones that inspire me, sharing on Instagram, here on my blog and in The ART of JOY newsletter. (If you're not already subscribed, do click on the image above! Then you'll also receive The ART of Journaling ToolBox, filled with 7 Power Tools for your journaling practice to keep it relevant, revealing and renewing!)
After doing six illustrations in a row, including two that took 3 sessions to complete due to their complexity, I decided to Pause and take a rest for a time. Yes. Sometimes it's Perfectly Appropriate to Pause when you've put out and you need to replenish as a Creative and Artist. (You are the Artist of Your Life--just a JOY-filled reminder!)
Of course, I also have another project I've been working on, the first of my Lyric Line Design Series, based on Lyrics I've written in Connection with Spirit, and creating Art to inspire.
So, with both of those going at the same time, I really needed to take a breather.
I get so inspired, that sometimes, it's hard to stop, especially once I get a rhythm and momentum going!
But if we don't take a rest when we need it, if we're not mindful enough to know when we need a rest, we end up burning out. Of course, I wouldn't expect to burn out in less than 3 weeks time, but I must listen to my intuition, my body and my heart when it's time for a Pause. And not feel guilty that I'm not producing as much as I'd like.
If we don't Pause when it's Perfectly Appropriate, we may also find our enthusiasm waning for those things we were once thoroughly enJOYing.
It's time to Fill Up the Well! Pause and Make Space for inspiration and re-invigoration. Yes, that aligns perfectly with my Word for 2019, SPACE. It keeps coming back again and again, and I'm glad it does, since it resonates so deeply and is speaking to me in such a Relevant way. I know I picked the right word, that's for sure!
Are you in need of a Rest from your Creative Output? Don't hesitate to Pause if that's what your body, mind, heart and intuition are telling you. You may find it's the perfect way to keep a balance, to keep the creative energy from being depleted so when you get back, you're ready to roll and experience the JOY of being the Artist of Your Life. (Of course, everything you do reflects your creativity in some way; don't discount or forget that! Count everything as a part of Who You Are.)
What would a Pause look like to you? When you take one, detail how you feel about it, whether you feel relief or guilt. Reflect on why Pausing is essential to your creativity.
Art Journaling Prompt:
Show visually what a Pause looks like, or simply create words that express how you feel about what you are creating and what it means to replenish when you feel depleted. Use colors that revive you.
Either Draw the word Pause with separation between the letters or draw a button that means Pause. You may want to write associative words that reflect a Pause or what you need to pause in your life.
Copyright 2019 Dawn Herring
Copyright 2019 Images by Dawn Herring
Hello friends, journal keepers, creatives, artists, and small business owners! I'm excited to share with you some important developments I've discovered and uncovered for myself, both in my journaling practice and as an Artist and Creative.
The month of January in this New Year of 2019 has been very introspective for me. I realize it can be that way for a lot of people as we determine what we want to accomplish with the setting of goals often being the focal point.
But for me, I think it's been more of a comprehensive looking inward as I focus on Who I Am as a Creative, Journal Keeper, Artist and family member, and friend to You, dear reader!
So, I've been taking a lot of time, going deep into the recesses of my journal and my thoughts, putting them on the page. And it's been quite a revealing time for me. (One of the elements of The ART of Journaling ToolBox is for your journaling to be Revealing; see below to subscribe and get the PDF resource for your practice and take it to the next level!)
Before I share more deeply what I discovered, I also wanted to share with you about two card decks that I use for such times like this.
The first one is my Spiritual Deck. The idea for this one came from Julia Cameron, author of The Vein of Gold, a tome not mentioned often with her as author, but it's my favorite, and I've read most of her published works, including The Artists's Way of which she is most known for. In her book, The Vein of Gold, she offers an activity to build for yourself a Spiritual Deck. It contains your favorite things and people, plus much more. When I use this card deck, after shuffling three times, I pull three cards off the top, one for the past, one for the present and one for the future.
This current card "reading" I did for myself opened up the energy for me to look back to the beginnings of myself as an Artist, which takes me all the way back to when I was 8. Yes. Remembering that far back is a bit of a challenge! So as I prayerfully discerned this possibility, I decided that after I recorded the details of this reading, which I always do in my personal journal as a record of what I've discovered, I determined that I would write a letter to my 8 year old self. Yes. After a full page, I was amazed what came out. And it shifted my energy in such a way that it was surprising. It was truly a way to honor myself at that age and give me a fresh voice to be heard. And I'm glad I listened!
Deep journaling, when you give it space and connect it with what is truly relevant to you, can make all the difference in helping to see yourself in a whole new light (sort of like an Inner Seeing), with fresh appreciation of where you've come from and where you want to go.
I'm so excited to offer you The ART of Journaling Tool Box filled with 7 Power Tools for your journaling practice to keep it Relevant, Revealing and Renewing! Whether you're just getting started or could use a jumpstart after being away for a while, or you just want to try something new, The ART of Journaling Toolbox is what you've been looking for! Just click on the image to subscribe!
The second card deck is what I refer to as my JOY Deck, which I've used during Live Facebook Events. I decided to pull it out and do a reading from that as well using the same approach. And it showed me again, the importance of that inner child and who I was as that young artist and what I can learn from her now moving forward. It revealed more of what I already knew and clarified my direction and my focus concerning where I want to expend my energy when I create. (Currently I am illustrating dresses and working on my first Lyric Lines Design Series which I talk about in my post, My Visual View. )
As I have gone deeper into my journaling practice, writing up to 2 or 3 times per day instead of just one evening entry, it has given me SPACE to listen, to dream, to love, to understand myself on a deeper level. And it has given me a fresh appreciation for Who I Am as an Artist and Creative as well as going deeper in Connection with Spirit. That's really where it all begins, and journaling is my Power Tool to peel away the layers to get to my Deeper Truths that I aim to live by every day.
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What does Going Deeper mean to you? What immediately comes to mind? What one activity in your life would initiate going deeper most naturally? Record this in detail in your journal, then determine how you can make this happen right now.
Art Journaling Prompt:
Choose an image that means Deep to you, then choose your favorite way to create text (hand letter, stamp, cut out letters, stickers) and describe what going deep means to you.
Draw the word DEEP as if it were deep! Or draw an image of something that feels deep to you. How does that make you feel? You can answer this question in your journal.
Copyright 2019 Dawn Herring
Copyright 2019 Images by Dawn Herring
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Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, Artists, and small business owners! It's good to be with you again, and this week I'm sharing some things that inspired me as an Artist and Creative, including a movie I saw and something new I started up that's fun and visual, which makes sense, since I am Very Visual!
First up, I wanted to share about the movie I saw (on Amazon Prime Video) called "Temple Grandon" which essentially is based on a true life of an autistic girl as daughter and student, and how she learns in pictures to make sense of her world, rather than based in language. The movie truly portrayed this in a way that really left an impression on me and inspired me to think about My View of the World. Hmmm! Food for thought, wouldn't you say?
Of course, I see visually, especially focusing on vibrant color, detail and texture (oh how I love that texture--makes me want to draw or paint!), but the way Temple's visual way of learning was portrayed was very different from mine. Photographic memory and series of images all related by subject matter. Very interesting.
I do love associations and use mind maps with words rather than pictures, sometimes, in my journal, when I want to go deeper into a subject or word that resonates deeply with me. Of course, Journaling always has place for me, no matter what subject matter I'm covering and I even created a resource just for you whether you just want to get started or get unstuck and need inspiration. I've called it The ART of Journaling Toolbox. Just click on the image below to get access and then get inspired to find Your Creative Voice as Artist of Your Life.
In addition to finding Temple's way of processing her world through pictures fascinating, I was really inspired by her triumphs in overcoming obstacles and her way of problem solving. Wow. It's amazing what we are capable of when we are motivated to get where we want to go! I highly recommend this movie. It continues to inspire me.
On another Visual note, I have created an account on...wait for it...Pinterest! Yes, I decided to go visual in another venue and I'm having so much fun! I have a total of 11 boards so far.. one is for my ART Store (yes you can view some of the products with my JOY Design Series featured, click on the image and it takes you right to the page in my store; how cool is that?), one for Refresh Daily blog, plus art related stuff and of course, JOY. Plus one for Journaling. You're welcome to follow me there and start your own boards. I have visuals there that I haven't shared anywhere else. See what's inspiring me visually and let's connect.
I actually had some fun diving into some fashion inspiration and illustrated a dress. I so enJOYed this process using mechanical pencil, Winsor Newton watercolor markers and india ink pens. It's been a long time since I drew a garment. It was a nice diversion from my usual Hand Lettering. Although I'm having fun with that too...with my daily doodle in the evenings (that Never gets old) plus working on some sketches for a new Art Series I'm calling my Lyric Lines Design Series, with lyrics from some of the songs I've written in connection with my Spiritual Practice. It was fun to intuitively choose which lyrics to include.
My process of determining how to present these lyrics is an experiment I'm working with right now...wanting more illustrated visual as the back drop and with lettering on top...we'll see how that goes. I'm all for trying something new, especially if it inspires me. I've always loved the look of white lettering with colorful backgrounds. The contrast, to me, is so eye-popping. So, Stay Tuned!
How do you see the world? Embrace Your Unique Vision as Artist of Your Life.
And May JOY Align with Your Creative Heart.
Remember, my newsletter, The ART of JOY, is a great source of encouragement and inspiration to Find Your Creative Voice, express yourself from the heart and be personally empowered as a result. And if you subscribe, you'll automatically receive The ART of Journaling Toolbox, filled with 7 Power Tools to keep your journaling practice relevant, revealing and renewing. Get access today and get your 2019 started right!
How do you see the world? Give this some thought and perhaps, pick a topic that deeply resonates with you and detail how you see this topic. You can even make a list of topics that resonate with you and detail how you see them. This can reveal your values and what really matters to you.
Art Journaling Prompt:
Pick an image of the earth or something that grounds you, then choose words that resonate with how you see this image and what it means to you. Use stamps or hand-letter your message.
MY View is a great doodle initiator since you can also illustrate the objects in your life that you deeply love.
Copyright 2019 Dawn Herring
Copyright 2019 Images by Dawn Herring
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Hello dear friends, subscribers, journal keepers, creatives, artists, small business owners! It's great to be with you again here in this New Year of 2019!! Happy New Year to you all!
With this new year having begun and moving at a quick pace (always, right?), I have managed to determine a focal word, which I have done for 6 or 7 years now, most of the time it having a positive impact on my focus for the year.
For this year of 2019, My Word is SPACE. I shared briefly about this word choice with my subscribers to The ART of JOY. Click the image to sign up if you're not already! (Then you'll also get The ART of Journaling Tool box, filled with 7 Power Tools for your journaling practice to help keep it relevant, revealing and renewing!)
I wanted to go more in depth into what the word Space means for me and why I chose it.
Space can connote making space for something--such as creative time in my studio, or time to write and sing with my tambourine, or watching a movie if I want to.
Space can also suggest room for Quiet: the space where I sit in stillness, meditate and relax. To me, this is imperative. I began this practice more regularly last year in connection with my spiritual practice of prayer/meditation/singing/study and songwriting. This time is stillness has been profound, so SPACE is a huge initiator for that time of Quiet. In this fast paced world, Quiet seems so foreign, doesn't it? That's why we have to choose to make space for it. And when in meditation, that space can infiltrate into our thought process, leaving room for peace and JOY.
Space can also suggest to me the area around me literally; whether in my office, my studio, or in my private space in my bedroom. It can mean honoring my preferences with what I see, hear and feel around me. Color, texture, books I love, and even my small clock that sits on my desk so I can see what time it is at a glance.
When I think of my bedroom, the word Comfort comes to mind. Soft blankets, fluffy pillows, comfortable bed linens, and a place for all my essentials, such as my journal, my markers and pens, my lap desk, and my PJs. What feels good to me is important; I have found myself asking myself, what brings you comfort? And I really pay attention to that. My throw that I use in my bed looks like a leopard print and it feels as soft as a cat's fur! (I don't currently have a cat so it's a nice side effect.) So I really enJOY using it.
Did you know that writing in my journal actually comforts me? Especially when I want to express angst, disappointment, or struggle that I'm dealing with currently. I feel better afterwards, because I feel heard, even though it's just me speaking in my personal journal; or it may just seem that way since, for me, it's also my sharing with my Higher Self as well, which is important to me.
Perhaps you would derive more comfort through a journaling practice, if you don't already have one.
Just click on the image for The ART of Journaling Tool box to help you get started or to get a boost when you need it most! Those 7 Power Tools are my go-to to keep things fresh, fabulous and fun!
Choosing the word SPACE can also suggest making room for Curiosity--giving myself "permission" to follow something that interests me, whether watching a video, searching for a book title I'd like to check out, or looking at art that inspires me. There are so many ways I can honor Who I Am as an Artist, and making Space for my Curiosity is important to me. Especially when it comes to stuff others around me have no interest in. What really matters is that I have interest.
I love viewing other's journal page spreads and how they create their own planners, or sketch with pen and fill with watercolor. What inspires me as an Artist, Designer and Creative is important enough to me in which to Make Space.
So whether, I'm looking for Quiet, Comfort or want to follow my Curiosity, Making Space, being Mindful of my Choices with how and where I spend my time and its impact on my well being, is a way to give me clarity about Who I am and my Purpose which is a peaceful and JOYFul place to be.
And when I experience the positive effects of these essences of Space, I can then share them with YOU, dear friend!
Have you chosen your word for the year? If so, why did you choose it and what do you hope this word focus will help you accomplish? Always remember that the word choice purpose is to create awareness so you can be mindful of what's important to you. Let this be a nourishing time to help get your New Year Started right.
Art Journaling Prompt:
Using the word, Space, or your own Word Choice, as a prompt, use colors and textures that speak to that word choice, stamping out its meaning with alpha stamps or cut out letters from magazines. You're welcome to use an image of yourself to focus on what this word means to you.
I love doodling a word or phrase at the end of my day to encapsulate its meaning for me. You can use your Word for 2019 and really give it some pizzazz with your favorite markers, pens, pencils, paints...whatever suits your fancy. Really have fun with this one.
If you'd like to have even more fun with Coloring, Check out Dawn's Directives and Affirmations Coloring Pages with Prompts.
Don't forget to sign up for The ART of JOY and get The ART of Journaling Tool Box!! Get your journaling practice off to a great start and have fun with it this year!
Copyright 2019 by Dawn Herring
Copyright 2019 Images by Dawn Herring
These are just three of the 7 Designs from my JOY Design Series I released this year in my New ART STORE.
Hello friends, creatives, artists, journal keepers, small business owners! It's amazing to me how quickly this year has flown by and I realize I'd love to share with you how full this year has been for me, the changes I've made and the experiences I've had that made this year amazing.
I continue to keep a daily journal, both written and in doodle/visual form; if you've been following me for any length of time, you will know this. And if you haven't, then you'll come to know this since I love to talk about journaling so much. That is one thing that hasn't changed at all here at Refresh with Dawn Herring!
You know why? Because Journaling is Such a Power Tool that I use it all the time for clarity, for purpose, for confidence and for fun! I so enJOY tapping into the essence of summarizing my days, and sharing my heart on the page.
And if you don't already know, my newest offering is called, The ART of Journaling Tool Box, which you can get right here by clicking on the image below. Then you'll get it right in your inbox. It contains 7 Power Tools for your journaling practice to keep it Relevant, Revealing and Renewing!
In addition to this new resource, I also made some changes to my newsletter...which was once called, The JOY Finder. Now I renamed it The ART of JOY, for the purpose of creating an even clearer focus on ART as my source of JOY and how being the Artist of your own Life can help you experience more JOY, tapping into Your Own Creative Voice. This is so very important to me, one of my core life values here at Refresh with Dawn Herring. I'm so looking forward to sharing with you all my Artistic journey and what inspires me so you can be inspired too. Just click on the image to subscribe so you don't miss a thing.
Art is my big love, bringing me such JOY. And I want you to tap into your Inner Artist every day.
This year, my focus has moved from what was primarily watercolor painting with paintbrush to Hand Lettering and Illustration with watercolor markers and india ink pens. I've had so much fun exploring with these Art Tools in my personal journal for the past 5 years that I decided to go bigger and create New Designs to Share with You. This year I completed my JOY Design Series with inspiring messages from my creative heart, which you can view right here in my New Art Store! Yes!!
I'm so excited to now provide you with fun, dynamic design for your personal and home use! To view the designs here on my website, click here. To go to my ART STORE, click here. I would love to know which design is your favorite and why (leave a comment!), and if you could, heart the product you like the most. I appreciate your enthusiasm; so many of you have already shared, which means a lot to me.
This year, I also made a few changes here on my website and in the message of Refresh with Dawn Herring. My new tag line is Where ART and JOY Align. Alignment to me means I'm exactly where I want to be, and where I should be. Every thing just feels right. And that is so important to me; another of my Core Values here at Refresh with Dawn Herring.
I also changed my sign off which now says: May JOY Align with Your Creative Heart. I want you to experience that same thrill of creating that I do, so the message of that alignment for your Artist Within is Key to what I want to convey. I trust it resonates with you as deeply as it does for me.
I have had so much fun this year sharing my Walk with Me times on Instagram and Facebook and YouTube. Living near a greenbelt and nature-based JOY has been thrilling for me, sharing bird flight, my egret, my favorite tree, and chatting with you as I go! Thanks to all of you who have joined me, watched the replays and have shared your own JOY with me. It wouldn't be the same without you!
I also have had the JOY of sharing my new Studio space with you when I've gone live and also on my Acronym videos where I've shared some JOY filled inspiration for your mindset and journal reflection.
I've also been excited to launch a new Service called Dawn's Dynamic Designs: Hand Lettering & Illustration, which I'm offering to small business owners for their business brand and products/services so the visuals they use to market will help them stand out from their competitors in the marketplace. I so enJOY creating hand lettered and illustrated designs, that it just aligned with my goals as an Artist and Designer!
I have continued with Refresh Daily Podcast this year, and have started doing interviews with other Creatives to give you inspiration and encouragement to Find Your Creative Voice. I've shared 3 Gs for the Soul (Ep 10) and my popular interview with Laura Volpintesta, a very dear friend of mine, who shares her artistic, educational and musical story with us! I have more interviews planned for 2019 so stay tuned!
I have so enJOYed connecting with you all on social media and coming together in community to share our JOYs with one another. I have so much fun creating Instagram stories to share with you, and I appreciate all the feedback and conversation I've had with many of you who view them and engage, whether it's to answer a question or share your JOYs with me. I trust we will have even more fun in 2019! (Follow me @RefreshwithDawnHerring.)
On the home front, in Connection with my Spiritual Practice, I have delved deep into creating music with my tambourine and songwriting with melody from my heart. I have enJOYed immensely sharing some of that music with you, both live and on my podcasts. I plan to continue to write songs as I'm inspired by spiritual texts that give me Light and Truth that I love to share with you in lyrics that open the heart and lift the soul!! (I have a musical project that I hope to release next year, so you can enJOY my music even more.) Thanks to those who have shared their appreciation for my music!
Special Thanks to those who subscribe and follow me and share your feedback and encouragement as I share with you what inspires me, what brings me JOY and what I desire to accomplish as an Artist, Creative and Song writer.
Your friendship and our JOY-filled community make my life experience even more JOYful. I hope to have an even deeper connection with you all going into 2019!
(Don't forget to subscribe so we can chat by email and you can get The ART of Journaling Toolbox; even if you don't keep a journal already, it's the perfect resource to help you get started.)
I wish you more JOY and Creativity in the New Year and May JOY Align with Your Creative Heart.
How have you tapped into Your Creative Voice in 2018? What new things did you discover? What are your Creative Goals and Dreams for 2019? Detail them and determine what tiny step you can take to get started right now!
Art Journal Prompt:
Take several images from your most treasured times in 2018 and make a collage to commemorate this time. Really feel into those JOYfilled emotions, reliving them in your heart.
Use 2018 as your starting point and draw a summarizing picture of what 2018 was like for you. Then dream with your pen about 2019 and what it may hold.
Copyright 2018 Dawn Herring
Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders, and small business owners! Here is Episode 10 of Refresh Daily Podcast titled, 3 Gs of the Soul. In this episode I share three key elements to enhance your daily experience and how we can incorporate them into how we think, speak, act, and live. I also want to wish my American Friends a Happy Thanksgiving 2018! ENJOY.
If you would like to read Refresh Daily: 3 Gs for Your Soul, just click here.
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Hello dear readers, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders, small business owners and friends!
I'm excited to share with you a memorable message to take with you into the holiday season of 2018 and beyond, with great anticipation of good things to come both now and into 2019 (yes, it's right around the proverbial corner, isn't it??)
With no further ado, I'd like to introduce you to the 3 Gs of Your Soul. Are you ready? Good. Here we go!
The first G of the 3 Gs is Goodness. When you think of goodness, what comes to mind?
Perhaps a caring parent looking with love upon you, both in childhood and as an adult.
Or the loving exchange between two siblings. Or between you and your significant other.
How about the inspiring goodness of nature, its beauty and instinctual dance that never fades.
What goodness do you see around you? What goodness do you feel inside you?
Consider what that goodness does for your soul. Does it make you want to sing, do a happy dance, or laugh heartily?
That's a great start with our 3 Gs, isn't it?
Okay. The next G is Gladness. This is where the experience of JOY comes in. When we see the goodness of what's around us, relationally, personally, and even professionally, we feel Glad, don't we?
We find ourselves saying, "I'm so glad we got together; I really enJOYed myself!
Or, "I'm glad I heard our song today; it just helped remind me of why I love you so much!"
Or, "Aren't you glad things worked out so well?"
Gladness is that source of energy we tap into when we see clearly the goodness around us and we feel really, well, glad about it!
I'm glad you are reading this post and trust you are being inspired!
Now for the last G in the 3 Gs for Your Soul.
Ready? Gratitude. Yes! When we see the goodness and feel the gladness, we've got something to show our gratitude for, don't we? We want to share it with others. I am so grateful to have so many blessings in my life. When we become more mindful of what we are experiencing that is working to our benefit, we can lift our voice or get our writing implement and say or record what our hearts are singing about!
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And it feels so good to record our gratitude, whether we're sharing it with someone we love or detailing it in our journals (great idea!), it can make all the difference--in our perspective, our attitude and our future blessings to come!
Our souls crave goodness, gladness and gratitude. It opens our hearts to wonderful, inspiring, uplifting energy that helps us transcend above the more challenging side of life. The 3 Gs can enable us to set a standard of the kind of days we want to experience, ones full of Intentional JOY, because what we find, we can share, thus making the world a better, happier place.
Write a list of 12 things that are good in your life right now.
Write a list of 12 things you are glad about right now.
Write a list of 12 things you are grateful for right now.
Are they similar? Do they overlap? What's different about these lists from one another? Is there a distinctness or do they simply harmonize? How does your energy feel after writing these lists? Lighter, buoyant? Surprised?
Art Journaling Prompt:
Cut out pictures from magazines that represent gladness, goodness or gratitude to you (or all three). Put a photo of yourself in the center and put the images around you showing what surrounds you right now that makes you happy.
Either choose one of the 3 Gs or all three, creating a visual with your favorite writing implements that shows the energy behind the word. What does that look like to you? You can also draw images that come to mind to illustrate the word.
So there, you have it; 3 Gs for your soul.
Here's to goodness to spread around, gladness to express from our hearts and gratitude to lift our soul and leave us feeling fabulous!
If you would like to hear the Refresh Daily Podcast Episode 10: 3 Gs of the Soul, just click here.
If you would like to hear the Refresh Daily Podcast Episode 9: An Empowered Voice with Laura Volpintesta, click here.
Copyright 2018 Dawn Herring
Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders, small business owners, teachers, musicians, and moms! Today I am very excited to share with you a very special episode of Refresh Daily Podcast, titled, An Empowered Voice, featuring a very dear friend of mine and special guest, Laura Volpintesta. In this interview/creative conversation, Laura shares her artistic, musical and educational story and shines the light on the importance of deriving pleasure from creativity. You are sure to come away inspired and uplifted by Laura's story, finding Your Path to JOY that leads to an empowered voice. Do EnJOY!
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Note: The video on the left is the interview recorded as video so you can watch our conversation. The video on the right is a full podcast episode in audio if you prefer to just listen.
Here is Laura's Bio:
Laura Volpintesta is an unschooling single mom who loves family, art and creativity. She believes Art is our Birthright and loves multicultural arts as a way to bring people together into shared experiences.
She has an online school for fashion arts at FashionIllustrationTribe.com, is the author of the Language of Fashion Design, and taught Fashion Design from draping and sewing to illustration and portfolio at Parsons for 20 years.. She’s a Brazilian jazz singer who loves to dance and play percussion, as well as music and movement for littles and caregivers. Also an advocate for mothers rights in birth, education, and family choices, she is trained as a doula.
EnJOY Episode 8 of Refresh Daily Podcast, JOY in Stillness, where I share about incorporating Quiet into my day and how it will benefit you too!
Write a list of ways you can incorporate Quiet/Stillness into your routine, even if it's just 5 minutes. Then put it on your calendar or set aside time just for you.
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If you want to subscribe and get some of this content in your inbox, then you're welcome to hit the button at the top of this page that says, Find JOY and Be Refreshed (or click here). That will take you to the sign up, plus you'll receive my 3 Secrets!
So let's walk together and enJOY what nature has to offer (lots of bird flight!) and let's share in finding JOY together--thus making the world a better place.
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Dawn engages in many roles: As Writer/Blogger and Artist/Creative and Founder of Refresh with Dawn Herring: Where Art and JOY Align, She enjoys sharing from her vast experience as award-winning, life-long artist and leader in the field of written journaling, offering encouragement and proven tips to other journal keepers. Dawn's focus is on written journal keeping, artistic expression and finding your Creative Voice, and positive change that leads personal empowerment, encouraging you to leave your authentic and positive mark in the world. Dawn is a Commercial artist, hand letterer/illustrator and writer/blogger and enjoys sharing insights, humor, and encouragement as she shares from her life experiences as a woman, wife, mother of two grown daughters and as a Grandparent to a special needs grandson. She enjoys keeping a journal and reading spiritual texts to help keep the light on. May JOY Align with Your Creative Heart.
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