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Wednesday Wisdom: Hans Christian Anderson

“Every [person’s] life is a fairy tale, written by God’s fingers.”

~ Hans Christian Anderson

{feel free to substitute whatever word you prefer for God or a Higher Power or Powers}

Work in Progress

Work in Progress by Anne Gaal of

Hello! As 2013 draws to a close and 2014 is about to begin, I am reflecting on what a work-in-progress I am. I’ve been enjoying looking back at where I’ve been, truly savoring the experience of where I am right now, and looking forward to where I want to go next.

I haven’t had much time for art lately, since I have been studying coaching and devoting a lot of time to my studies. I just started this circular canvas and I am so excited by it.

It is 30 inches across – almost as large as a dining table! I love how the edges curve, too. It is soooo cool that it nearly makes me drool!

I am putting a Sri Yantra design on it. The Sri Yantra represents dualities, like the masculine and the feminine, the heavenly and the earthly, the spiritual and the material, the mental and the physical, and so on.

I’ve always liked geometric designs. And I’m finding that the pattern reminds me a bit of the quilts that my grandmother used to make. I’m so glad that I started this piece!

What about you? What are you working on?

I’d love to hear about your works-in-progress … whether it is something you’re studying (like me!) or your artwork or anything under the sun. What are you excited about? What are you doing that makes you so happy you almost want to drool?

Celebrating 2013

Blueberry Cream Pie by Anne Gaal of

Hi there! I hope that you and yours are enjoying the holidays – no matter what flavor you celebrate! Wishing you lots of love and laughter!

Here we are reflecting a bit on 2013 and all we’ve accomplished. How our lives have been changed by the people we’ve met and by what we’ve chosen for ourselves.

One of the things that I’ve been learning during 2013 is the importance of celebrating. Many of my friends have helped me along the way this year, encouraging me to celebrate – and now, at the end of 2013 – I find myself able to initiate the celebration on my own.

So, here’s to celebrating 2013! ♥

What are YOU celebrating?

Wednesday Wisdom: Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday Wisdom: Shakti Gawain

“When we finally give up the struggle to find fulfillment ‘out there’ we have nowhere to go but within. It is at this moment of total surrender that a new light begins to dawn.”

~ Shakti Gawain