Saturday, February 22, 2014

Creative adventures

Starting upper left:  tree trunks at US National Arboretum, heart paperweight on the snow, chocolate cherry truffles, planter at arboretum, peas and carrots, mixed media piece for welcome gift, snowy VA Beach, vegan brunch at home

The weather has made it challenging to get around lately, but I still managed to sneak in some creative fun.  Here are some highlights from my recent adventures:

Trip to Virginia Beach to the A.R.E. health spa for holistic massage and browsing in the bookstore for hubby's birthday

Attended Zen and the Lenses workshop at the US National Arboretum

Inspired by the workshop, registered for the 4-week Zen and the Art of Photography course at the arboretum in May

Penned Zen Gypsies blog posts on mindfulness and photography and expansiveness

Culinary exploration in the kitchen for some upcoming Suburban Hippie blog posts

Trip to the art store to browse and happily use a gift certificate for some new supplies

With new art supplies, spent a sublime afternoon creating a mixed media piece for a gift for a housewarming/new baby party 

Penned Suburban Hippie blog posts on peas and carrots and chocolate cherry truffles

Hosted a bunch for a friend exploring vegetarianism and looking for meal ideas

Completed reading The China Study, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows and The Love Powered Diet from my reading list in preparation for the Vegan Academy

Submitted application and photos for Annemarie Gardens and Art Center Insta-Artist competition

Registered for this year's Rooting DC all day free garden forum on March 2

Submitted applications for dance performance slots for Tribal Remix and Zen Gypsies in upcoming spring festivals 

Spent some quality time in front of the fireplace with my art journal (new art supplies are so inspiring!) and got to use some beautiful images from Japanese Papers I snagged on clearance at the museum store during a visit to the yoga exhibit at the Smithsonian's Sackler Art  Gallery

The sun is shining and the day is calling me to explore.  May your weekend be filled with creative adventures.

At the US National Arboretum

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