Saturday, April 16, 2016
Great show next Friday -- and how to calm down
I am lucky to be showing next weekend with my friend Gill
Cameron, who is an amazing watercolour landscape painter.
Gill and I put on beautiful shows, and with the help of our
families, friends and collectors, throw a super party on
opening night. We've been showing together for at least 10
years -- in the past few years in the beautiful gallery at the
Wychwood Barns near Christie and St. Clair in Toronto.
The gallery is on the far side of the barns, at the corner of Benson
and Wychwood Avenue. Please come out and join us for
a glass of wine, and some wonderful art next Friday,
One of the ways I try to stay on track when faced with
a truly busy week like this one, the last week in a 7 week
course I've been teaching, prepping for the show with
Gill, another one at the end of the month, and planning
travel to New York in May, is by meditating.
I am so lucky that another artist friend, and wonderful
painter, Janet Vanderhoof, encourages me to do meditation
on a daily basis. That suggestion has contributed a lot
to my well being in the past few months. So if you're
interested here are some of the short meditations I've
tried out that help.
After a lot of experimentation I know what I like in
meditation. I need a voice with kind messages telling
me to breathe, and encouraging positive thoughts. These
video guided meditations do the trick. All of them emphasize
breathing. I was truly skeptical about meditating until
I discovered the right guided meditations for me. There
are thousands, so if my suggestions don't appeal to
you, try others until you find the right ones for you.
For me voice and cadence combined with the overall
message are all critical.
In fact they can transform a day so the positive triumphs.
I'm all for that.
Have a taking-care-of-yourself day.
When I wrote this last night, I forgot to link. Here
are the links. Enjoy!
This is a good one to listen to at the start of the day:
This meditation is good for positive energy:
This is a good meditation to improve your mood,
and it's delightfully short:
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