Mary Granville Delany (1700-1788) bloomed in her 70s, when she found her life’s passion, creating almost 1000 life-size, three-dimensional, scientifically-correct botanical prints now held by the British Museum.
She is considered the first mixed media collage artist because she used paint, paper, and parts of flowers.
I am inspired.
Focus by Leo Babauta
I recently finished reading the book “Focus” by Leo Babauta - probably one of the best books I have read on productivity in a long while. Minus any magic ideas or approaches – he describes simple approaches to productivity, and accomplishing great things.
I have many things I want to accomplish over the next few months and years, and trying to work on all of them at once is both counterproductive and overwhelming. The concept of putting all of your focus on one or two things at a time is very powerful, and I am about to try it. This doesn’t mean I am dropping my other goals – it just means that I am applying absolute focus on one or two things.
First two things for the next 3 months:
1. My health. This includes exercise, yoga, clean eating and yes, lowering my BMI.
2. Doubling my current income for the next 4-5 years. This is actually part of my bigger goal to purchase property in Charlottesville, and help pay for college for both children.
Thank you for: Great haircuts. Mountains. Kind people. Coffee. Crisp mornings. Possibilities.