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Your Vote Matters

Your Vote Matters to Me If you have already cast your vote, thank you. Thank you! You are awesome!!!

If you haven't quite gotten around to it, the gallery is still up. And I need your support!!

As you know, I am a semi-finalist in a Global Talent Search for Lilla Rogers Studio. In this next round, the 50 semi-finalists will be narrowed down to 6, one of whom will be chosen by a public choice vote.

This is where I need you.

It would mean the world to me if you would take the time (I know you're busy--it won't take long) to visit the public gallery and vote for my submission.

Pretty please. And thank you. I cannot tell you how much your support means to me. For those who missed it, here is my farmer's market tote bag submission:

Sweet Harvest

And don't forget, the opening reception for my art show, Re-Imagine Nation, is tonight!

Opening Reception: Backstage Coffee Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Friday, September 6, 2013 (First Friday) | 7:30-11:00 pm

Hors d'oeuvres will be available and the bar will be open. I hope to see you there!

The gallery is located at Backstage Coffee in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, across from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and within walking distance from the Convention Center light rail station.

Daring Acts

Notes from the Rocket The image above is from an artist and writer that I met a few years ago. I'm a big fan and am continually inspired by her approach to life. Christine Mason Miller has an old Rocket typewriter, and on her Facebook page, she regularly shares "Notes from the Rocket." These little juicy nuggets are always right on target.

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Stop and take a look around. Really soak up everything around you.

Breathe in this perfect moment. See the sky like you are looking at it for the very first time. That tree. The singsong birds twittering overhead.

It it unbelievable how beautiful and amazing this world is when we are really paying attention.

I have always had emotions that are too big. Too sad. Too happy. Too emotional. Too much. Tears well up at drop of a hat (though only those very close to me know that). Though I have come a long way, it can still be a struggle for me to allow space for these emotions to exist.

For some, tears are a sign of weakness. For me, they are a release. A way to process intense feelings. And for years, I swallowed them down pretending they weren't there, developing an eating disorder in an effort to appear easy going.

Though my eating issues are behind me, I am still learning. Still reminding myself to stop and listen. To allow. And then, and only then, to react.

This acceptance, this daring act of self love is the only way to know our true power, to become all that we can be.

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."

- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

On another note, last week I mentioned that I am having an art show! Check out the details below. If you are in the Denver area this fall, I would sure love to see you.

Re-Imagine Nation