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Episode 182: Creamer

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In 182, final thoughts on #justonemug, Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast, When David Lost His Voice, and more, lots more.

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5 thoughts on “Episode 182: Creamer

  1. Please don’t tell me CoffeeMate is the answer. You never said what works with your new diet (I love half and half), so please let it not be CoffeeMate!

    I remembered that you were the one who introduced me to Danny Gregory! I love his work and don’t read enough of it. I remember carrying Creative License around in my briefcase and reading it on BART, adding sketches and notes into my journal as I read. You also showed me the power of being inspired by the world around me. That has changed me in profound ways. You are quite the inspiration and I appreciate that!

    Regarding dieting/lifestyle changes: I think I would add to your list that tomorrow is a new day. If today doesn’t work in quite the way you expected, when you wake up tomorrow there will be a clean slate.

    Keeping a list of books is very important to me. I use Goodreads and try to write what I think about the book in a meaningful way *for me*. This helps ground me in my life. I can peg events and feelings to what I read if I know the title. I also have a straight list in my journal of titles and authors I have read. Sometimes I will write about the book in my journal, especially if I have something mean to say about it. I don’t want to put anymore nastiness out into the universe, but I also don’t want to keep it inside and the journal is a good place to dump. I also use Goodreads to keep track of books I hear about and want to read. I don’t always get to them, but at least I have some note somewhere of them. When I add them I made a note of where I heard about the book to help ground me with the book in time and space.

    Have you heard of Valerie Godwin’s quilt map book? I thought of that more than once as you mention your visual map episode notes. Perhaps taking a look at that book will encourage you further. The other thing I thought of is doing visual maps by topic rather than by episode, then you can work on a topic until it is done on its own page or two, then check it off and move on. Just a thought….

    1. No! Not Coffee Mate! What I found and love is an unsweetened almond milk creamer by Califia Farms. Valerie Goodwin’s book is wonderful. I have talked about her many times in map-oriented shows. Her work is simply amazing.

    2. I thought I had replied to this one last month… because I thought I had allayed your fears about the creamer :) What I have found that meets the needs I have now, is Califia Farms, Unsweetened Almondmilk Creamer. It is a bit difficult to find the unsweetened one. Luckily, somewhere near me has it. I am a HUGE fan of Valerie Godwin’s work, and I have talked about her map quilts many times in the past.

      I totally hear you on the way you are using Goodreads and tracking.

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