How Will You Spend This Summer?

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Embrace the Chaos Journal

How will you spend this summer?

At Brush Dance, early summer is our busiest time of year.  We are shipping orders out to our largest customers, coordinating time away (because even though we’re crazy-busy at work, everyone deserves a break), and working quickly to finish up our 2019 (!!) calendar designs. It’s busy!

In my personal life, I have already traveled some to see friends and family, and there are another couple of trips on the horizon.  I won’t even mention our home remodeling project. When it’s like this, there’s only one thing to do – Embrace The Chaos.

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2018 Mindful Living Karma Planner

Actually, I like to think of it more as “Embracing the Organized Chaos.”  I am the kind of person who enjoys making lists, being organized, and knowing what is coming next. I don’t mind if the plan changes last minute because I know that I can fit any priority item into my schedule.

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2018 Pathways Wall Calendar

Priorities. That’s the key, right?  Figuring out what is most important and then setting things up so that we can treat those things like the priority they are.

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2018 Inspired Living Wall Calendar

In no particular order, my priorities for this summer:

  • Brush Dance projects
  • More practice with drawing/watercolor
  • Visiting with family and friends
  • Play board games (we like Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and Boggle)
  • Goal: Complete an entire week’s worth of NY Times Crossword puzzles with my husband
  • Watch trashy TV (reality show junky right here)
  • Create some quiet moments
  • Say Yes.  Accept what comes. Embrace the Chaos!

 

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2018 I’M Perfect Wall Calendar

Hoping you have a perfectly imperfect summer!

 

Happy Birthday Renee Locks!

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2018 Live With Intention Wall Calendar by Renee Locks

 

On Wednesday, Renee Locks will celebrate her birthday, and we are celebrating right along side her.

One of my favorite Renee stories:  I’ve been with Brush Dance for something like 12 years – Renee has been here much longer than that.  When we first met all of those years ago, she greeted me with, “You don’t look like the president of a company.”  Uh..thanks?

We became fast friends, and I regularly tell people that when I grow up, I want to be just like Renee.  She is a kind environmentalist who is quick-witted and honest. She is political and doesn’t mind sharing her opinions with those around her. Renee raised her family largely on her own in the San Francisco Bay Area where she still lives. She is a yoga devotee, a teacher, an optimist, and – of course – an artist.

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2018 Live With Intention Mini Wall Calendar by Renee Locks

 

Happy Birthday Renee!

 

 

 

Memorial Day

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Inspired Living – 2018 Wall Calendar

Today is Memorial Day in the US. We are grateful to all of the men and women who have given their lives for our beautiful country.

Brush Dance offices are closed today, though our website is always open.

This is also a good time to let you know that our 2018 Calendars and Planners are expected into the warehouse any day now.

Finally, we are active on Instagram and will be posting there over the long weekend. I hope you’ll follow us there for more daily inspiration.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!

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Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it.

Happy Halloween!

We’re featuring Strangeling today. The art of Jasmine Beckect-Griffith.

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Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.

Jasmine’s art inspires us to look at things (and ourselves!) from another point of view.

Take a closer look at Strangeling items from Brush Dance. The Planner is a wonderful gift item that is priced right, too.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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

National Breast Cancer Awareness month was founded in 1985. The famous pink ribbon came along in 1993 when the Estee Lauder Company established The Breast Cancer Research Fund. Ever since, pink ribbons and October have served as reminders that all women need to be screened for breast cancer.

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Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

As women, we have a tendency to not take care of ourselves. To put the needs (and even the tiny wants) of others before our own.

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

Some women may think they won’t get breast cancer because it doesn’t run in their family.

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Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.

Others may feel like there’s just no time to get to the doctor for a screening.

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Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

It’s important that every woman get screened for breast cancer. You’re important. You owe to yourself and to all of the people who love and rely on you to take care of your body.

Please get screened and talk with your provider about any family history and the appropriate schedule of screenings for you.

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True-Blue Bravery

For more information about breast cancer screening, please visit breastcancer.org