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Personal Retreat

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Not the usual kind of “Personal Retreat” but its what I am calling it!

Yesterday – April 27, 2015, after 3 weeks in the Swift Current Hospital, I was discharged!  My pillow and bed never felt so good last night!!!

I had wanted to go on a “Personal Retreat” for ages, but not this kind of retreat but it still allowed me to do the same things I would have done on a regular personal retreat – thinking of the future, making plans, writing, lots of doing nothing but just sleeping & enjoying the extremely GREAT care at the hospital.

I started this post thinking I would write out a long one, but then thought I could tell you better in a video.  Below is a video I did this morning explaining things. If you are unable to view the embedded video below, you can go HERE.

Faith & Persistence

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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As Creative Entrepreneurs, we sometimes come up against a wall….

How do we deal with that and have “Faith & Persistence” to carry on?

If you are like me, you have ancestors who had the “Faith & Persistence” in WenzelFamilymoving from their homeland, coming to North America with little belongings and build new lives here.

When I look through some of the old photos we have of our ancestors, how they endeared the hardships can be totally inspiring. Living in a sod house during -40C temperatures or in what they called the “Dirty Thirties” where nothing would grow because of the drought. Man, if that doesn’t inspire you – nothing will!

Sometimes, its overwhelming when you thought you had everything going smoothly and WHAM, something derails you.  It happens to many and you can not be disappointed in yourself.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

When those times show up, its the perfect time to journal (or start journaling if you don’t already journal) and see what shows up in that journaling. Its also a good time to spend more time on Creative Dates with yourself and learning more about what is deep inside, that has you thinking you are unable to continue.

DOUBT 

Maybe someone has planted some doubt, or you have been beating yourself up yourself. STOP IT!

We each have a story to tell in this world, and we NEED your story to be out there!

You have survived experiences or been creating for many years, that is worthwhile to others starting out. 

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Start building up the “Faith & Persistence” you need to push through, its worth it!

So many come up to that wall and step back, never to be seen or heard of again. That is so sad, as I said before, we need everyone to tell their story – that’s why we are here.

Some steps to start you on the path to the other side:

  • Write down your dreams/goals for yourself for the next 5 years.
  • Write what excites you about each of those. 
  • How would it FEEL to have those dreams/goals accomplished.
  • Which is the dream/goal you would like to accomplish this year.
  • Start a worksheet with the steps (make them do-able) to start today.
  • See the end and work back to present, each step needs to be do-able.

If you would like more tips, techniques, systems and weekly encouragement, I can be of service – more details HERE.

Have the FAITH & PERSISTENCE to pursue YOUR DREAMS – YOU are worth it!

3 Reasons for Starting a Business.

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Are the C.E.O. of your own business?

Or are you wanting to be?

Why?

I have had several businesses over the years and I also, have worked for several small to large businesses.

BusinessCardsThe more I learnt about business and marketing, the more I felt the need to be my own boss and start my own business.

Why?

MY 3 Reasons for Starting a Business are:

  • I have the flexibility to schedule MY OWN hours, so I could work from 10 am to 6 pm if I wanted to. Or I could work 3 hours in the morning and divide the rest of the day into business, studio and family time. I, also, have the opportunity to schedule Self-Care and Creative Date appointments in the middle of the day.
  • I have the opportunity to create systems, workshops and programs that work for ME!
  • I have the JOY of connecting with students, customers and clients around the world who inspire me to create more and do more of what I LOVE – my Passion and Purpose: Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide!

I’d LOVE to hear Your 3 Reasons for starting your business or are thinking of starting your business.

If you would like some help with starting your business or creating systems for your existing business, we could work together on those…..

Artwork Clearance – Part 2

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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MOVING In A DIFFERENT DIRECTION AND WOULD LIKE THESE TO BE IN NEW HOMES.

All shipping is included in the price. I will ship International at the cheapest possible rate. The bigger pieces will be rolled into a long tube box, while others will be sent flat in specially selected boxes. All prices are in Canadian dollars.

 Textile Mixed Media Artwork – Art Quilts, various sizes.

All are machine pieced, machine quilted & hand signed (on reverse) by Dale Anne Potter. Some pieces are dated with name of the piece but all have been stored in a non-smoking, non-pet home. Each piece is priced separately. 

O Canada

O CANADA

This piece was inspired by the Vancouver Olympics – measures 16 X 20 inches. Originally priced at $350.00, available now for $200 (which includes shipping).

 


 
 
 
 
ColourPlayCOLOUR PLAY Measures 8.25 X 11 inches.  Originally priced at $100.00, available now for $50.00 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weathered&WornPOTTERWEATHERED & WORN, But Not Forgotten.Measures 24 inches square. Originally priced at $400, available now for $250.00



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
CavemanStyleFlower

 

CAVEMAN STYLE FLOWER

Measures 8 X 11 inches. Originally priced at $90.00, now available for $50.00




JOYJOY

Measures 8 X 10 inches. Originally priced at $90.00, now available for $50.00.




 
 
 
 

BrokenTreeBROKEN TREE
Measures 8 X 10 inches. Originally priced at $100.00, now available for $50.00.




Artwork Clearance – Part 1

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Moving IN a different direction and would like these to be in new homes.

All shipping is included in the price. I will ship International at the cheapest possible rate.

Fabric Postcards are 4 X 6 inches, with space on the back for writing & sending in the mail.  All postcards are $20, please specify which postcard you are buying when making a payment.


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StainGlassPostcard

Stain Glass fabric postcard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circles

Circle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lines

Lines

Autumn #201

Autumn #201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sashiko Postcard

Sashiko Postcard