Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not Just an Ordinary Day

I was on a mission.  I had to get it.  I needed it.  I wanted it.  I didn't want to wait for it.  I drove through traffic, wind and rain to have it.

I walked to the entrance and through the heavy double doors, daughter in tow. My muse hovering above; guiding my path through the piles, shelves and racks.

What else might I find?  What will I discover here today? What will inspire me?

I love, love, love going to the book store.  It is known as one of the "dangerous" stores for me along with Michael's, Best Buy and office supply stores.  As with every other trip to the book store for one book....I came home with three this time.

My journey to fulfill this mission began when I read this blog post from Carla of Sanity Journals.  A nice, gentle whisper.  When Carla speaks, I listen.  These whispers were again uttered in my ears by a blog post from Shannon of Free Spirit Knits.

I have been pondering, wondering and thinking about what I want Kreative Notions to give, offer and extend to the world.  I have wanted to develop a mission statement and a plan for its future, but I had no idea how to go about such a task.  Enter:  The Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee.

I can't wait to delve into this treasure-trove of knowledge! 

You cannot go to the book store and walk out with just one book.  At least I can't.  So before I left the book store with my pudgy little hands wrapped around my intended book (the one and only copy B&N had)....I browsed.  My muse guided me to the Craft & Hobby section where I was intent on finding an art journaling book.  I found.... inner EXCAVATION--Explore Your Self Through Photography (I love photography), Poetry (I like poetry) and Mixed Media (Oh yeah!  Now we're talkin'!) by Liz Lamoreux.

The first exercise in the journey of inner EXCAVATION is a "photo excursion: scenes from this day." I loved this idea.  I loved doing it.  It was an opportunity to be very childlike; playful and present to my world.  I remember my mother being very frustrated with my younger sister or I when her developed film returned with pictures of door knobs and the like.  LOL.

So.  now.  I present to you.  scenes from this day (Tuesday).


Shipping out an order is not part of my typical day...but I had to acknowledge and celebrate it with gratitude.  I certainly would not complain if it were a part of my typical day.  :)

Oh!  What was the third book you ask?  Okay, so maybe you didn't but I'm gonna share it too.

The third was actually a periodical:  Take Ten from Stampers' Sampler.  I could use a dose of greeting card inspiration to loosen my greeting card muse.

What does a typical day look like for you?  What part of your day brings you the most pleasure?  In what ways might you become more mindful of your typical day?

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