International Women’s Day

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A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until s he gets into hot water.

This Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD celebrates social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call-to-action to accelerate gender parity.

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A Fearless Woman

At Brush Dance, we celebrate women every day of the year.  The items we publish are (mostly) designed with women in mind. Women make up more than 80% of our customers. Four out of five of our employees are women.

We pay fair wages, offer flexible schedules, and contract with vendors who do the same. We don’t do this because someone is watching us – we do these things because it is the right thing.

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Hellraiser Socks

Whether you’re a hellraiser, a boss lady, or a delicate flower, raise your voice for women.

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Boss Lady Pencil Case
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

Every person can play a part in driving better outcomes for women. World leaders, business professionals, LGBTQ+, black, white, purple, everyone. And you know what? Better outcomes for around 50% of the population means better outcomes for all of us.

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The best way to behave is to misbehave.

Want to know more about International Women’s Day?  Click here.

 

 

 

2017 Calendars

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

The end of the year is quickly approaching – 2017 will be here before we know it.

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Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

Calendar nerds around the world love this time of year – moving into a new calendar, adding all of those special dates to the squares. You know what I’m talking about, yes?

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. 

At Brush Dance, we have a wall calendar for everyone. Our 12″ Wall Calendars are perfect for hanging in your office or kitchen.

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One day at a time, make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.

Our 7″ Mini Wall Calendars are perfect for school lockers, office cubicles, and inside pantry doors.

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Enchanted Dreams

Our inventory of Calendars and Planners is lower than usual as we sprint to the end of the year. What we have left is discounted – shop here.

 

Items Featured In This Post

Hello Love Wall Calendar featuring the photography of Georgianna Lane

Butterfly Wings Wall Calendar the art and photography of Cynthia Louden

Dreamer’s Realm Wall Calendar – artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein

Live with Intention Mini Calendar – art and calligraphy by Renee Locks

Enchanted Dreams Mini Calendar featuring the art of Kristina Swarner

 

 

 

 

 

Stocking Stuffers

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Life is a great bundle of little things.

Brush Dance Weekly Planners are the perfect gift for the organized list-making person in your life. With more than a dozen styles, there is truly something for everyone.

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Aquiesse Candles in travel size are terrific for your friends and family members who (like me) need a little spaces of tranquility. With their rich, multi-layered scents and great pricing ($5.99!), these candles cannot be beat. (Travel size shown above. Luxe Tin Shown below.)

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Socks for every member of your family.

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Jane Inc bath products are hand-made in the San Francisco Bay Area using 100% pure essential oils. We love them because (just like Brush Dance), they are a small business doing really great things.

A well-curated stocking is a beautiful thing. Little gifts of love for a special person.

 

 

 

 

 

Brush Dance Karma Journals

 

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Embrace the Chaos

Brush Dance Karma Journals are all about making the best of your life in this present moment. Trying your hardest. Taking care of yourself. Embracing the chaos that seems to enter all of our busy lives.

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A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.

These pretty treasures measure 5×7″ and have 160 lined pages. They feature high-quality paper, and the hard cover has a really nice stay-clean finish. I love them because they are great for on-the-go journaling. (I also keep one handy for list making.)

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys is my personal favorite because it reminds me that not everything I come across is mine to deal with – and what a relief that is.

I’ve given these handy journals to many friends and family members. Priced at just $9.99, they’re also a great bargain for such high quality.

 

Fall Color Trends

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Each year, Pantone (the color experts) comes out with its Fall Fashion Color Report. Above are the trending colors for this season. There are some really attractive ones in the mix this year – and maybe one or two I’m not so wild about.  I love the names – the gray is Sharkskin, the red is Aurora Red, and that purply color on the end is Bodacious.

Today, we’re featuring just a few of our calendar items that are on trend . . .

 

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If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I will make my own door.

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You are the universe unfolding.

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A woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams.

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Fitting together is more important than fitting in.

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You are not an observer, you are a participant.

Do you have a favorite from the Pantone selections? There really does seem to be something for everyone this season.

2017 Calendars – A Look at Some Classics

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woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams

My standard response when asked what Brush Dance is:  We have been creating mindful calendars items and other products for more than 25 years.

Twenty-five years is a long time and most members of our wonderful team have been here 10+ years.

Today, I’d like to show you just a few of the calendar titles that have been with us nearly forever.

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Life is a great bundle of little things

Live With Intention is one of our most popular lines. The simplicity, wise words, and calligraphy of artist and good friend Renee Locks connect with people of all ages and lifestyles.

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Rumor has it that Mary Anne Radmacher was the very first writer/artist that our founder worked with all of those years ago. Her words are meaningful and encouraging, her style playful.

Interesting Fact: Mary Anne Radmacher is the author of the beautiful poem Live With Intention. Long ago, someone at Brush Dance thought Renee Locks and Mary Anne Radmacher would be a lovely combination. How right they were!

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We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

Before I started at Brush Dance, I hadn’t heard of Thich Nhat Hanh. And now? I’m a follower, a believer, 100%. His words, kindness, and gentle spirit move me and his millions of worldwide followers. We’ve paired his tender, inspiring words with the work of artist Adam Guan.

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Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.

Rumi is a 13th century Sufi poet – his wisdom has enlightened millions of people throughout the ages.  Combined with artist Matt Manley’s thought-inspiring, almost magical images, the Brush Dance Rumi calendar has been a perennial favorite of many.

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“Brush Dance has been creating mindful calendar items and other products for more than 25 years,” is the first part of my standard response.  The next?  “We are so proud of the long-lasting relationships we develop with artists, writers, customers, and vendors.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of our “classic” titles. You can see all of our calendar items right here.

Save 20% on 2017 Weekly Planners

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

It’s back-to-school time!  To help you stay organized throughout 2017,  our fabulous Weekly Planners are on sale. Normally priced at just $12.99, you can save 20% and pay only $10.39.

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Hello Love

With fifteen different titles, we definitely have something for everyone. These high-quality Planners measure 5″ x 7″ and feature a super-smooth cover that resists stains and water, best quality paper (safe for fountain pens), and an elastic band to help keep it all together. We’ve laid the pages out in a very common sense way with each “spread” representing one week. Have a look . . .

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We’ve also included fourteen monthly planning pages and room for notes.

See all of our 2017 Weekly Planners right here and remember to save 20% until Wednesday. (No coupon code needed.)