Embracing Imperfection (1)

I just finished writing (on my other blog) a rather long post Embracing Imperfection – Getting stressed or getting things done? about my Small Product Lab experience.

So for today I just want to give a short update: All went well, eventually, and on time – except for the fact that only now, more than a week later, I’m still catching up with writing about it…

My Small Product (the original idea was to write a small 20plus-page eBook) Five Steps to Getting Started with Word Art stubbornly resisted all cutting and grew into a full-fledged set of Guidebook, Workbook and Templates book, with over 70 pages. You can imagine that I had to cut the time from other tasks.

Anyway, it’s done and available, and in the meantime I sent a one-page wordart printable to my newsletter subscribers (who get a small freebie three times a month). Here it is – free for you, too:

word art: embrace imperfection

Click on the image to get this footprint in two sizes and different colours. (via Gumroad)

Enjoy, and have a great day!

Maria

Show Your Work and Share Your Progress

It’s already Day 4 of the Small Product Lab course! Today’s assignment is to … well, you read the title of this post.

What we did in the meantime: Decided on our first Small Product, outlined it, gave it a name/title, created a landing page for a newsletter, and wrote a Thank You letter for those who sign up.

Yes, I’m starting the Enermazing Newsletter with focus on scrapbooking, card making, art journals, mixed media and other paper related crafts & techniques. Contents: creativity tips and ideas and a small freebie for download three times a month.

My Small Product is a Continue reading

How To Get Back Into Your Rhythm After A Break?

or: A Reason As Good As Any

Whether it’s a lapse in a diet or exercise program, going back to work after a holiday or illness, finishing an almost (but never quite) forgotten Work In Progress, or reviving a neglected relationship or blog – I certainly don’t have the miracle cure for restarting ;) , but from my own painful experiences I learned three things: Continue reading

The Inspiration Offered by Mistakes

Maria:

How do you react to mistakes – yours or those of others?

Originally posted on Quilting Oneness:

This post is inspired by the paragraph about Ripping Out Your Stitching (@ The Slow Stitch Movement) being part of the process.

About thirty years ago I attended a textile workshop together with about a dozen other women. One of them complained about having to undo a mistake for the second time. Our teacher, a very kind but also very outspoken and resolute person, thought for a moment, and then said: “You wouldn’t believe how often I need to undo something… You want to know how I do it?”

Sure, we all said.

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Convergence – Back to Creating the Life I Want

Convergence - everything is coming together in the end :)

Convergence – everything is coming together in the end :)

Tomorrow, 5th December 2014, it will be exactly three years since I abandoned this blog – abruptly, unexpectedly, and completely unintentionally.

Life took over, the hard way.

At least that’s what I thought at the time and Continue reading

The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (17) 28th November – 4th December2011

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Just a quick note today…the last few days I had limited computer access time, which I used mostly for catching up with comments on other blogs. There was no time for browsing or research of anything, and I’m already in a hurry to get off the computer again.

Kathy (Pocket Perspectives) passed the Liebster Blog Award to me – thank you so much, Kathy! I’ll nominate “meine 5 liebsten Blogs” (my 5 favourite blogs) some other day, once again a difficult decision…

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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee:Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Rabindranath Tagore