Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What the Blurb?

With all that has been going on with disasters and devastation, needless to say I haven't been in much of a blogging mood.

I can't say too many nice things about the emergency response as I see the death tolls mounting. I'm glued to the radio as I hear story after story of people left for days without food or water. I immediately emailed my Moms group and proposed a day of making disaster kits for ourselves in the event of a major earthquake or other calamity. Everyone agreed that we need to get our butts in gear before something big hits us too.

OK... I had to get that off my chest.

In the meantime, so many people have been sending me blurbs and shout outs for some pretty amazing things. So I want to share these resources with you.

SIDE COMMENT: The more I think about it, the more I see a need for our creative powers to come to the forefront.

Creativity as an emergency response tool.
Creativity as a disaster prevention strategy.
Creativity as a survival kit.

Everything listed here will touch you in some way or another. The more you develop your talents, the more helpful you'll be to the world. The ripple effect just might touch someone in some way that will change our world.

From my crafty idol, Kathy Cano Murillo:
"Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life" is now up on
Amazon.com. I'm very excited for this one because it is my first major trade paperback,
published by Rayo Books of HarperCollins Publishers. I'm including a link (hint: pre-order,
por favor!!!):
- Also, if you want to be on a secret mailing list of sneak peeks for this book and other
Latino title from HC, send an email to rayo@harpercollins.com and put "Crafty Chica" in
the subject line.
- You can also see my contributions in the new titles "Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul"
and "Michaels Book of Needlecrafts". Both on sale now!

From coach Joan Friedlander:
Take the Busyness out of Business Workbook
Take the Busyness out of Business Teleclass

Do you find yourself saying, "I do my best work under pressure"or "I'm busy, but it's a good busy...”?

Joan Friedlander, The Entrepreneur's Coach, has developed the ultimate program for people who want to get the most out of life. She will show you how to leverage your passion - the fuelthat lights your life - and determine how you can spend 70-80% of your time on the things you do best each and every day.

Fall Equinox with Wisdom Works
Summer is rapidly coming to a close. Fall is approaching. Would you like to join in celebrating this changing of the seasons in a conscious way with a great group of women?

Please feel free to tell any other woman you know who might be interested in this gathering in Southern California. In many ways, this has been a challenging summer and it looks like fall may be as well. Allow yourself to anchor and ground yourself as well as seek support from the amazing universal spirit of love, nature and other women. Set your intention for Fall firmly and with great awareness during this gathering.

For more info, contact Verna Fisher at 562 860-5804 or visit www.WisdomWorks.com

Coaching Retreats with Coach Helene
Whether you want to attend a retreat or lead a retreat, Coach Helene is the person to go to. Check out her programs here:

Judson's Plein Air Outfitters
If you're rugged and outdoorsy yet can't resist painting wildflowers and trees, then you need to check out Judson's Plein Air Outfitters. In fact, order their print catalog because it's great to read, even if you don't paint.

Indigenous Women's Conference
To be held October 14 and 15 in Anaheim, CA. For more info, go to www.AlianzaIndigena.org and click on events. Indigenous women of the north and south most welcome, even us Chicanas who were told we were Spanish for so much of our lives!

ABLA mas y mas!
How often do you walk into a major museum or gallery and see the work of Latina artists? Fridamania notwithstanding, it ain't often enough! Go visit ABLA and educate yourself, buy something... keep supporting the cause. This project is a labor of love from Maria Sanchez and I'm sure she'd appreciate your feedback and support.


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