In search of inspiration

Recharging the batteries

Where do you get inspiration when you need it? I guess we all require a little recharge now and again. After all, we can’t always be in a good mood. There are too many stress factors at play. If you live in a big city, you know what I’m trying to say. And even if you lead a steady, calm life somewhere in the suburbs, it’s hardly perfect. I mean, there are  times when it all comes naturally. You seem to do everything right and every thought that pops up in your head is to the point. But things aren’t always going this way. Sometimes you feel like all the juices have been squeezed out of you. Right when you need them most! How do you deal with situations like that? Here are some of my proven recipes!

  1. Brew some herbs, light up some candles and aroma sticks, turn on relaxing music… You can even take a hot bath with rose petals. Give yourself some spa time! It really helps!
  2. Put everything aside and spend a few hours in the lap of nature. Get as far from the city as you can. Walk among the trees, breathe in fresh air, enjoy the views. Reconnect with your inner self.
  3. Have you ever heard about art therapy? A ticket to a good concert or a visit to an art gallery can be very refreshing! It’s even better if you have paintings at home. And if not, you definitely should fetch some! 🙂

Colors that dance

I Love wall art and have plenty of it at my place. My favorite painting is a canvas by Leonid Afremov called ‘Spinning Dance’ (here it is). I found it by pure accident, surfing the web for dancing tutorials. And although that wasn’t what I was looking for, I just couldn’t pass by! The colors, the style and the entire atmosphere were so amazing that I forgot what I had in mind. I was looking at that painting and seeing myself dancing on stage, my arms soaring like wings and my feet barely touching the floor, perfectly synchronized with the music, surrounded by those magical colors… And as I was imagining it, a voice in my head kept saying, ‘I need to have that painting!’ And since the price was fairy affordable with a few hundred bucks off as part of a special deal, I decided to add it to my home gallery. Now it hangs in my room inspiring me and cheering me up whenever I feel tired or sad. By the way, that wasn’t the only copy of the ‘Spinning Dance’ painting, you can still buy it on the artist’s website!

Amsterdam 1905

Sleight of hand and no fraud

When I was a kid, my grandpa entertained me and my little brother by performing tricks. He knew tons of them. Pulling a coin from behind my ear and making it disappear again into nowhere was just a warmup before the real show. I don’t know where he learned all that, but we seriously took him for some kind of a magician 🙂 I remember him making an uproar at grandma’s 60th anniversary. When it was his turn to congratulate her and present his gift (which he bought with my help at the jewelry store I work in, by the way :), he made an enigmatic face, took grandma’s empty champagne glass, asked her to blow into it and cover it with a napkin. After that, he took it in his hand, said a very long and touching toast and when he returned it to grandma, the glass was already full and with a silver earring sparkling on the bottom. Everyone gasped for a few seconds and then the table exploded with applause. It was grandpa’s triumph as a conjurer 🙂 He gave a bow and while grandma was fishing the earring out of the glass and putting it into her right ear, he produced the other and put it in her left one 🙂 He had everything thought through 🙂 Today I’m sharing one of his favorite tricks that I found on YouTube. It’s called ‘Smoking Fingers.’ Practice and enjoy:

Resultado de imagen de Smoking Fingers

Hi guys!

My name is Stephany Myers and I’m looking to find some new friends in the virtual wasteland 🙂 I’m an easy-going, communicative person who likes talking just about anything and has plenty of interests. I work as a sales assistant in a jewelry store, but I dream of conquering the big stage 🙂 I’ve been taking dancing lessons for three years and my teacher says I’m making progress. I even won a third place at a dancing competition at our club! Our sales manager said he would have given me a few carats if I was a jewel on his counter 🙂 Perhaps I’ll be able to say goodbye to pendants and rings and shine on stage instead? 🙂