What's in a Name?: Heart Craft Calligraphy

By la, 03/26/2014 - 18:12

I am crafting my life.  A life of Heart-Centered Living.  A life infused with mindfulness and the Life Force of Conscious Breathing.  In this moment I'm remembering to breathe fully into my belly.  As I exhale completely, getting any stale air out of my respiratory system, I release everything I no longer need.



By la, 03/26/2014 - 17:59

Calligraphy can be about precision:  an exactness in the shaping of a letter, the pressure of pen on paper, knowing when to press down and when and how to swiftly, yet gracefully lighten up.  Such a balance --- just like life.  

I've been playing with letterforms and ink flowing out of nibs most of my life.  Yet, I recognize as a calligrapher I'm still a beginner.  The period of my life I'm in right now and what I'm choosing to focus on, I'm going to be staying a beginner for a while yet.


Work in Progress: Tending Sorrow

By la, 03/20/2014 - 14:17

According to the Nonviolent Communication model developed by Marshall Rosenberg, "Celebration" is a Universal Need.  Today I'm Celebrating.  Yet not in the common fanfare style with confetti and helium baloons, cake and ice cream.  No, today I'm on the other side of Celebration:  mourning, celebrating loss, grieving.

Create Your Own Toolshed Workshops in Ellsworth and Northeast Harbor

By la, 01/11/2014 - 15:31

Workshop:  Create your own Toolshed of the Heart (in 2-3 workshop sessions) with Lelania Avila

Ellsworth workshop:  Location is the Ellsworth UU Church

Ellsworth Dates:  Tuesday evenings in January 6 - 8:30 p.m.  1/14/2014, 1/21/2014, 1/28/2014

Northeast Harbor workshop:  Location is the Northeast Harbor Library