Living | Expanding | Shifting – new Etsy shop listings added
Dear friends, I hope your summer is full of warmth, bliss, generosity and adventures. I’ve been transitioning to a new schedule and also practicing an expansive mindset.
My sweet husband and I recently completed a course and retreat on Living in Freedom, and what that looks like and feels like. The material we covered was transformational and challenged many of our preconceived notions. It’s difficult for me to describe everything, since it’s been quite a process, and one that is still rocking our world. Something that especially shook me was the realization that the hopes and dreams planted deep inside of us are meant to be brought to life, not suppressed or pushed away due to fear of failure, practicality or what society tells us is the expected/normal route. Perhaps these dreams realized will look differently than we imagined, but what if they come to life in a more vibrant and compassionate way?
We explored things like our true identity, our fears, and challenging our way of thinking. Stepping into a new reality with a new mindset. If this sounds like something you’re hungry for, definitely check out Bob Hamp’s book, Think Differently, Live Differently.
What childhood dreams have you felt like you had to push aside or silence? Are they so quiet now that you can’t even remember what they once were? How can you awaken them? Could there perhaps be a way to bring that life into your present situation? It doesn’t have to mean quitting your day job or moving across the country. How can you bring those hopes to life in new and exciting ways?
One of my longtime dreams has been to step into life as an artist. I’ve wrestled with feelings of insignificance, failure and hopelessness when it comes to my art. Attaching my perceived success with how well my art is received, and whether or not it sells. Quite a vicious cycle, but one I’m ready to break! One of the best ways I’ve found to bust through blocks is to crank up production with a determined spirit, and to release myself from the opinion others, since I’m connected to my heavenly Father and following His prompts.
In the spirit of stepping out and expanding, I’ve added several new listings to my Etsy shop, ones that I’ve been anxious to release before today. For even bigger news that brings free goodness to YOU, keep reading!
28 Weeks of Giveaways
I’ve resolved to dedicate myself to giving away an art print, original painting, piece of jewelry or other beautiful thing every week for the rest of the year, no strings attached. Generosity has been on my heart for the year, and this will allow me to practice and share it! I’d like to bless the youth I work with, the women around me, my sweet blog readers and online friends, and strangers. Sometimes I’ll host the giveaway here, other times I’ll be taking it offline and into my community, and overall I want to enjoy the playfulness of it all!
I’m kicking off my first art giveaway with a print that was inspired by the Chosen Women’s Conference theme from 2013. It was my first time attending, and the scenery was so lush, so loving, so enchanting. Moss, purple, candles, gorgeousness all around!
Here’s the print I’m giving away to a sweet blog reader (it just might be YOU!):
For your chance to win, please enter on my Facebook page. I’m running a giveaway software over there to make it easy for everyone. Please do let me know if you have any trouble with it, since it’s new to me. Giveaway runs now through June 14, 2014! Thank you in advance for entering and sharing with your FB friends.
No purchase necessary to win. 8″ X 10″ watercolor print value is $14. Must be at least 18 years of age and a US resident to enter. Limit one entry per household. A Facebook “Like” is not required to enter. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The information you provide will be used to notify you if you are the winner (to request your mailing address for shipping purposes). Your email address and information will not be sold or shared, and you can one-click unsubscribe from Laura’s eNewsletter at any time. By entering, you are providing your name and email address to LauraCatherine.co, not to Facebook. Winner will be drawn Saturday, June 14, 2014 at midnight EST and announced on this Facebook page on June 15, 2014.
Good Luck, and thank you for your love and support!