Sunday, May 17, 2009

tranquility du jour #153: ordinary sparkling moments

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    Bonjour Mademoiselle:

    Welcome to the 153rd edition of tranquility du jour: a guide to bringing tranquility to your every day.

    Today’s show menu features happenings and musings on ordinary sparkling moments with Christine Mason Miller.

    Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for our next tranquilology teleclass "Shine with Summer Solstice" on June 29 PLUS events around the globe: a decadent retreat to Costa Rica over Memorial Day (we leave SATURDAY!), hip hop yoga in DC (with a DJ) on Friday, June 5, a summer solstice staycation in DC on June 20, another tranquility-filled week at Kripalu August 9-14, a Living Your Yoga 4-week series in September, and the annual Fall Foliage retreat to the hills of Virginia October 16-18. All the scoop is on my workshops page.

    Featured Tranquilista: Christine Mason Miller
    Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Monica based artist with nearly 15 years of art, design and illustration experience. She is the creator of the internationally recognized brand Swirly, and her work has been inspiring people of all ages worldwide to follow their dreams and passions since 1995. Her work as an artist has evolved far beyond the Swirly world, with collections of paintings and mixed media creations being sold and exhibited nationwide. Christine's work gives viewers a peek into a variety of details of her life, from travels around the globe to memories shared with her grandma. Using materials as varied as acrylic and oil paints, pastels, ink, vintage photographs and other ephemera, Christine's creations are full of color, texture and hidden stories.

    Her latest creation, Ordinary Sparkling Moments, is a full color self-published book that combines her mixed media work and writing, all aimed at exploring the joys of finding wisdom in everyday life. Ordinary Sparkling Moments was released in August 2008 and can be purchased on this website, Etsy and

    Savvy Sources:
    Ordinary Sparkling Moments

    Signature Style: Spring has sprung at TranquiliT. Featured "look of the podcast" is the organic bamboo armwarmers. Watch TranquiliT's Spring video featuring NEW ways to wear your favorites. Be sure to join the TranquiliT mailing list to get the skinny.

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1 comment:

kristen said...

So glad you featured Christine--she's so inspirational!