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Been a long time,

hiiiiiiiiiiiiii everyone,how have you all been?

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Recently I participated in the 100 day project,

and I did not complete all my mini promises of the project

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Yet ,hey

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I created 167 pieces of art!

Sketchbook Revival 2021

you can check out my 100 day project (jan31-may10 2021) on my public IG(https://www.instagram.com/reensarai/?hl=en)

Sketchbook revival 2021

I had also made a mini promise that I will complete all my unfinished tasks of 2020

which I still am completing!

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I also had made a mini promise that I will complete editing my NANOWRIMO manuscript of 50000 words over 10 allotted days.

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ummmm march 10th I stopped editing

I did edit 8168 words

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and completed my nature oracle/journaling cards guidebook.

here is one of the nature oracle journaling cards inspired by air element

There is a part of me that deeply misses blogging.

there is another part of me that is still recovering from all the shifts and shakes since the pandemic began.

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How are all of you?

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I know India is still struggling as is many parts of the world.I know so many are grieving some kind of loss as well.I also know as the world slowly opens up there are so many changes.

I will be making a few more blog posts as I recently submitted my writing on an art blog.

Maybe will be sharing more about the sneak peak writing in the nature oracle /journaling card guidebook.

It was created during the “lockdown/self quarantine” times of the current pandemic

inspired and supported by my nature walks and reflections.

all in support of humanity’s self care breaks.

Hope you all are supporting your minds with rest,play,and all that soothes you.

Hope to reconnect to you all this season in the comments below.

warm love,care and bubbling laughter after an intense month.

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new blog for the october challenge #themindfulbreak

hi everyone,

I opened this blog up in 2016

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yet i only typed in here sometime after at the end of summer.

and now i am opening up a third one just for #themindfulbreak challenge happening this month.https://southasianwomancre8s.wixsite.com/blog

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How am i since then?

Well seems like life brings up the challenges to face head on during the pandemic.

queen sized breakfast since covid19 began,work from home mornings.

What i thought was normal and routine fell away…

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and the online creative community i used to create with suddenly became my “local friends”

empowering layered self portrait created in community(sketchbookrevivial)

and my real life “local friends” I have not heard from them.

lonesomeness of nick cave inspired by the art of portraiture intro available on portraitau.com

What have i been doing?

working

looking behind the scenes why certain systems have completely broken down in health care…

building on my career,research and fine focused studies….

because i am not missing out on anything anyway.

all public places are closed or open and risky

and there were days i was exposed to sick people and sick coworkers.

so i am self quarantining pretty often

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social distancing is a thing we do.

there have been crazy dramatic stories…..

and pure boredom of silence

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what i do know is

someday I am gonna have a whole treasury of stories to tell grandkids or youth.

I bet you will too.

going to work masked

and really no one will recognize me.

it is a strange feeling.

hope you all are doing well.

will pop in here again.

have a great october!

Re blog:On my art table: Urban jungle — Modern Gypsy

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On my art table: Urban jungle — Modern Gypsy

Nanowrimo and some helpful resources

hiiiiii I am writing everyday in ten minute sprints

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on https://wordsprints.org/

you can join me for some writing sprints publicly under the name:Reensarai nature art prompts

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and so far about a week in I only skipped 2 of them.

I lost track of how many words I have written until now.

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I am not paying attention to the word count this time.

Anyone doing nanowrimo this year?

or do you know anyone doing nanowrimo this year?

here are some resources:

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I found the Read Write Inspire Channel on youtube very helpful last year:

I really love writing on this app

How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Write | Alexandria Peary | TEDxSalemStateUniversity

enjoyed this webcast sprint:

found this helpful too

http://www.prolificmoment.com/

while writing for a challenge

taking breaks is important.

and if you get a little lost along the way:

https://nanowrimo.org/nano-prep-101#howtonanoprep

and thats about it this week time for me to edit my words with grammerly.

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ohhh and there is a black friday sale for my art going on in :

Society 6 https://society6.com/reensarai

and

Redbubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/Reensarai/shop

I have been updating the shops with 2021 art

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Back at it,Hello Nanowrimo

Are you doing NaNowrimo?

https://nanowrimo.org/

or national novel writing month November this year.

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I did it last year

and wrote 3 manuscripts.

This year for my project working on organizing my passion project

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I will disclose more on that later….

so this year I am hosing some word sprints on wordsprints.org

under the name: Reensarai nature art prompts

the writing sprint prompts are inspired by my most recent watercolor art

had my first write sprint today featuring art prompt sunflower

you can see the art series on instagram at the public handle @reensarai(https://www.instagram.com/reensarai/)

I felt like participating in floral inktober

and then an art series happened.

and now for nanowrimo

lets do some write sprints together for ten minutes everyday this week at 12noon PST

here are the links if you feel like joining in:

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Hibiscus prompt for (nov 6th 12 noonPST)

tomorrow:https://wordsprints.org/sprints/Tm6eQ9KFm1AD

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Cosmos Flower prompt (nov 7th 12 noon PST)

day after tomorrow: https://wordsprints.org/sprints/j3DmIAmLBO64

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Mint leaves prompt for the day after that(nov 8th 12noon PST)

https://wordsprints.org/sprints/8ronn75csYlp

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Basil plant towers prompt(nov 9th 12noon PST)

https://wordsprints.org/sprints/R6B7b9cjUkxk

Feel so happy to restart writing on https://www.dabblewriter.com/

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and in the meantime,

while you are here

https://society6.com/reensarai

do check out my art,there are some sales going on

https://www.redbubble.com/people/reensarai/shop?artistUserName=Reensarai&iaCode=all-stickers

or get some stickers for the kids in your life

reblog:What Is Camp NaNo WriMoWriMo? — HEENA R. PARDESHI

If you are writer who’s even mildly active on social media then you might have heard about the NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. But what about Camp NaNoWriMo? Camp NaNoWriMo is a spinoff of NaNoWriMo which you can customise as per your own needs. In their own words: Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great […]

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reblog:Quick Relaxation Techniques for Instant Relaxation and Zen — PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

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Free Health Printables & Quick References — PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

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reblog:My book is finally out! —

I’m so excited to announce that my book ‘A Warriors Reminder’ is out now on Amazon. 💙 Here’s the link the get your copy: https://amzn.to/31TFyay1 From journaling and blogging to creating a book! I’m thankful for all of your support and for this space in general. About the book: A Warriors Reminder is a powerful […]

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“When we realise that our relationship breakdowns (platonic/ romantic) are mirrors to ourselves, we receive the lesson quicker so that the healing work can begin.” – Ash Alves One thing that I’ve been exploring recently is the notion that people are mirrors to ourselves. After reading the work of Debbie Ford, Iyanla Vanzant and Jung, […]

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reblog:Christmas Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies — In Dianes Kitchen

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Christmas Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies — In Dianes Kitchen

sneak peak into my creative memoir..

Love letters to creatives during the 2020 pandemic:My reply to various creative friends newsletters.

you can read these and receive the support,hope or motivation you need as you create in the space of winter holidays.

I loved the strong glow of this reference photo

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though, I tried it twice with minimal supplies..
there was something lovely about looking toward hope.

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I love hearing about your wanderings in watercolor,

#paintwithmechallenge leader.
nice to hear you committed to some classes.

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As we close the year

we share about the feeling of decreasing producing and increasing reflecting on the huge shifts of 2020 as we close the year and open 2021

this season,

after jumping into so many challenges and so many creations
I feel I will focus on writing and cultivating gratefulness.
2020 was huge.

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So many changes!!
I am hoping to tune in more
and be grateful,
maybe paint with gauche a little
and reflect more of the creations of 2020.

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on this day of reflecting,
sending you warm love as you open a new week.

in retrospect,in November I look at what I typed as a reply in mid October...I notice I did indeed write more and create less art,more of reflect about art of 2020.

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I warmly invite you to gaze over the art gallery on my Instagram page

https://www.instagram.com/reensarai/

and scroll through march 2020 until november 2020

emotions expressed as art was perhaps the most this year.

rebolg:Why doors and windows? | Bhavna Handa – Blog

Source: Why doors and windows? | Bhavna Handa – Blog

National Novel writing Month nov2020 resource list

sharing a list of resources that have helped me so far in #nanowrimo

And to all the writers and bloggers out there

did you know joining #nanowrimo you get access to some freebies that may help you in writing.

you get to test out some writing resources for free or trial.

this is the first year i committed to showing up daily to write all month.

i was aware of the freebies before yet

wow I just did not know there are so many helpful ways to stay productive.

so i am compiling a list here

and hope to add to it 15 days in

youtube videos:

best intro ever by archana sarat

NaNoWriMo Tips: What to write when you are blocked

How to Write A Good First Line | 20+ Examples of Great Novel Openings

How do you make time to write during NaNoWriMo?

a fun quiz for what type of writer are you?

https://medium.com/the-write-brain/this-quiz-will-tell-you-exactly-what-type-of-writer-you-are-831b6679fa6c

what kind of plotting method works for you? another fun quiz!

https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/5d2513fa4fc6b400143e9004#

other resources more to come…

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/prakashbh

loved this Q and A found it motivating.

something to support writing everyday during the holiday season of winter by a great author.It starts nov23 and I will be looking at some of the session while creating content.

https://dowhatyouloveforlife.com/course/winter-writing-sanctuary/

and there is so much more

will come back here and share more.

so far using this

https://www.dabblewriter.com/

to write and keep count

Let me know if you are doing #nanowrimo too woudl love to cheer you on

reblog:freebies of #nanowrimo ..Kobo Book Bundle for NaNoWriMo Participants — Kobo Writing Life

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Kobo Book Bundle for NaNoWriMo Participants — Kobo Writing Life

#nanowrimo

It’s National Novel writing month,13 days in and I am telling you all…

Hi everyone………….

How are you all?

it has been long

and i have been creating after #themindfulbreak

now i jumped on to the #nanowrimo community of writing

the national novel writing month of November

I was invited to join #nanowrimo before in 2018

yet, I only took up the offer to participate this year.

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and with writing comes reading the free books that come along with joining #nanowrimo challenge.

since i work on weekdays

I write 800 words daily,

and try for 1600 words on the weekend.

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unfortunately I fall short of writing so much.

just show up to writing everyday.

What has really helped is,

writesprints held by #nanowrimo coaches

and write-ins held on you tube.

i never knew the writing community is as warm and welcoming as the artist community.

Doing this with a large group,there is such a good upbeat energy.

Sadly because of the current pandemic and social distancing physically we will not be having in person gatherings.

As an extrovert I feel some part of me would like that.

Yet because of the pandemic(thanks to the pandemic)

I am actually taking a leap out of my comfort zone and trying this out.

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Happiest of Diwali-festival of lights to all my south asian readers and friends.

though 2020 was dark and mysterious…

let us carry the light of hope as we close 2020 and open up 2021

wishing you all a prosperous new lunar cycle

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one of my creative friends @moderngypsy.in answered my question recently on her podcast,

Do check out her blog posts:

second part

https://moderngypsy.in/2020/10/15/visibility-and-the-artist-are-you-afraid-to-share-your-art/

first part

https://moderngypsy.in/2020/10/15/visibility-and-the-artist-are-you-afraid-to-share-your-art/

you can read her blog

or listen to the audio podcast

she lines up a bunch of resources

I recommend this to all who are trying new things during this uncertain time and creating( art,content,writing,a new business,etc)

the visibility block comes up just as we share our self expression

our inner critic pops up and emerges with a list of excuses and should s

the truth is your creative expression is a spark from the divine

and that spark is for you to express

creative expression can be anything

from creating a home cooked meal

to organizing a balance sheet of finances

to setting up a great day

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I wonder

since you all are great writers

are any of you doing #nanowrimo?

I have been thinking of all of you,

yet i popped in here to blog quite late after completing #themindfulbreak.

i am writing three projects for #nanowrimo

I got bored with writing one piece

maybe this will be a trilogy series.

For now,

-daily pause insights from #themindfulbreak challenge

-South asian creative heroine journey

and a Nature oracle meditation guidebook

13 days in to #nanowrimo

I am not at the halfway mark on my word count

only one project is done and i am going back to plot after writing without a plan.

wishing all of you well!

reblog:my creative friend answers my question so wellVisibility and the artist: Honoring your artist’s soul — Modern Gypsy

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Visibility and the artist: Are you afraid to share your art? — Modern Gypsy

reblog:What if you could never fail? — Language & Text

We often make choices out of fear. We keep living at a place we don’t like, we keep doing a job that drains our energy or we are stuck in unfulfilling relationships. In the first case, we might stay in this situation because we are afraid that we won’t be happy in another city or […]

What if you could never fail? — Language & Text

#themindfulbreak it’s back and it starts october 15,wanna join me?

So my creative friend shinjini(@moderngypsy.in) is hosting a challenge on Instagram called #themindfulbreak that runs from October 15 to October 30th.

I participated in it last year with my best friend and we loved it.

this year https://moderngypsy.in/ will be hosting it again

read the blog post here and decide if you want to do the photographic daily pause

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or the art playful prompts.

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https://moderngypsy.in/2020/10/05/mindful-break-2020/

the intention behind this is to welcome a moment of presence,being in the now.

which promotes a sort of mental peace and harmony.

As a self care routine there is a deep appreciate fostered within yourself as well as gratefulness while gathering so many moments like these in the prompts.

I also started a new blog just for this #themindfulbreak challenge.

I will do the art prompts publically on instagram

and possibly do the other prompts as and when i feel inspired.

It is an invitation to develop and foster a daily pause to actually BE with yourself….

and in this time we are socially distancing anyway right?

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Plan Ahead For Time Apart From School & Work — Mindful Littles

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Original article from Modern Gypsy – Travels through a journey called life “Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.” ― John O’Donohue It’s been over a month since India went into lockdown; longer for some of us who…

Lockdown diaries: Dreaming of a new world — Modern Gypsy

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Positively Body Positive — The Curvy Yogi

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I just threw some ingredients together last morning to prepare my morning beverage. Actually, there was a reason that sparked my creativity. My youngest was feeling a little iffy and seemed to be struggling with a mild congestion & slight cough for two days. He insisted on having his yellow milk before school yesterday. I […]

The Golden Beverage – With a Twist — The Curvy Yogi

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Mango cheesecake could be a baked or no-bake dessert. If you are not comfortable with baking, you can try this delicious no-bake dessert. Market is flooded with mangoes this season – so buy the best quality mangoes and prepare this summer special chilled Mini Mango Cheesecake (no-bake). Corona pandemic resulted into an extended country-wide lockdown, […]

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