Cyprus by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Shadowscapes.com, one of the paintings featured in Elanthian Love Songs.
♡ Gems, Gemstone and Elanthian Love Songs – A Bard’s Tale ♡
Things are going smoothly here save for a few last minute changes to my poetry book Elanthian Love Songs – a Bard’s Tale. It is to be my first published book. The release date is still set for Valentine’s Day (Sunday) on Amazon. It’s nearly there! The book is closely tied in with Gems as you will see, below. Serendipitous…ly, Hay House came out with a series of free videos on getting published with some great practical advice.
My days are more balanced as I work hard, and as dreams I’ve had for years are coming to be. I’ve been getting up with the sun, doing yoga and meditating, then starting my day. I’m off coffee completely and drinking either ginger and lemon tea or peppermint (from fresh-cut herbs) as a morning drink. At home, we’re putting in a hardwood floor in our living room and hall this week. We’ve been unloading boxes and boxes of papers and I’ve been organizing filing systems both for our house budget and my own writing projects. The Hay House video series had some great ideas about that.
Seashore Strolling (or Running)
We’re walking more and as the snow is melted now, we’ll be out daily again to get ready for the 5th Annual Running for Joy 5k/1 mile. I can’t believe this is the 5th year. You’re very welcome to join us (no matter where you walk the miles). =) Remote walkers/runners who do either the 5k or 1 mile will receive shiny awards made of 1’s and 0’s too!
Sara Michele O’Something-or-other and Shadowscapes
Today I’m putting the final touches on my book and cover. I’m waiting to hear back from my editor on two poems and from my artist friend about the cover design I did. The cover and every one of the poems features the beautiful art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Shadowscapes.com). We purchased a limited copyright for Elanthian Love Songs. I will have a supporting website — either saramicheleosullivan.com (which is the pen name I used for my old poetry) or wolfkin.net. I couldn’t get NikiFlow.com because that was taken by an inspirational speaker named Niki Flow. I’m happy with Wolfkin.com though. (Wolfkin is Niki Flow backwards). =)
Soon: Online Gallery Show for Gems
Songs of the Heart
So far I am working with a homeless man in Denver named John who also writes poetry. He is working on putting together a two- or three-week series of photos for me and those will be featured next My friend Nicole (Wild Dream Walks) has facilitated my introduction to John. He’s a beautiful soul and very creative. Nicole also has one person in Denver that is interested in being be a volunteer for Gems / Volunteer Biographers and one in San Francisco, so that’s exciting! We’re also hoping to affiliate soon with a soup kitchen in Philly.
So Grateful for Laddership!
So Much Inspiration!
Soon, More Songs (etc.)
I’ll be posting an invitation for you soon to the Gems “1st Online Gallery Show” eta February 29th.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our featured photos. We now linked with Volunteer Biographers. We’ll be working with some folks who are currently between homes on a really exciting photography project, “Show Me What You Love and I Will Know Your Heart.” ♡
We distribute disposable cameras to these artists and the only assignment is, “Show me what you find beautiful.” When you know what someone finds beautiful, you get a glimpse into that person’s heart.
Every six months or so we’ll have a Gallery display to show all the work contributed. You can download the photos to print and if you like donate. All donations (100 percent) go to the purchase of disposable cameras and developing the film.
I would love to feature your artwork or photos. Please send me a note and anything you want featured. I will add title, copyright info, and your website if you have one.
The world needs more light-filled Gems. So please think about all your art work and paintings and photos and let’s sprinkle these beautiful light-filled gems into the world together. =)
More about Gems
You can find the “Gems” all over the net, featured
You can find *Gems” on Facebook here:
We Need You
If you’d like to be a donating artist and/or volunteer coordinator for an outreach in your town, please leave me a note. It is no accident you are here.
We Are All Connected.
♥. Niki Flow