Saturday, May 3, 2008

Go with the flow

You can't force creative ideas. Ideas come from a calm mind. My favorite way to calm my mind is exercise, and my favorite new form of exercise is Nia. Nia is a "body-mind-spirit fitness and lifestyle practice." I started taking Nia classes 6 months ago. The first class was definitely a little intimidating (free form dancing brings up all kinds of feelings). "Am I doing it right? Do I look silly?" But if you just let go, if you just go with the flow, you leave class calm, energized, and brimming with ideas.

4 comments:

ellencrimitrent said...

Hi Vela,

Welcome to blogland!! I have been doing it for almost a year now. I find it a little consuming at times but lots of fun too!

aimee said...

wow! looks like Christmas is in the air, pass me the hot chocolate and the tinsel. I can't wait to see your booth for Surtex. keep on trucking, the work looks AMAZING.

Vela said...

Thanks Ellen! I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm glad a day of procrastinating got me here.

Vela said...

Thanks Aimee! Pass the spiked Egg Nog is more like it. I'm sorry we wont be able to have a drink after the show. Hopefully we'll meet up in Napa and celebrate then.