I am terrible at remembering names. Remembering your birthday would be even more impossible. However, I have no intention of not giving birthday gifts to people I love. So, thanks to Patty having a birthday 3 days after mine, I’ve gotten into the habit of giving gifts to others on my birthday. (Shout out to my birthday twins Tara and Sylvie too!) I’m also giving myself a gift, the gift of memories and accomplishments.
For the entire month of August I am not pinning on Pinterest, but rather, making all the time I spent pinning worthwhile. I’m picking wishes and dreams, projects and parties from my boards and doing them Now.
So tonight, I went to my first First Friday art night in downtown Vancouver. We got started a little late, but two girlfriends and one of the munchkins and I figured out where the galleries are downtown in the mini art district. We slipped into Aurora Gallery where Tammy found a piece and had it framed for a friend. We peered through the windows at Gallery 360 and Angst and were treated to cupcakes at Gravitate.
This was not a specific pin that I was accomplishing, but rather the whole concept of my Art and Studios board. It pushed me to step out and be around the work of other artists and remind myself what I am doing with my own work, as well as appreciating theirs. One day of pushing myself to enjoy the life inspired by my pins, 30 to go.