been a busy week here at The Dreaming Café and I've been running like crazy
taking care of family stuff.
as crazy as it gets sometimes, I always try to remember to have fun and to try
and help those around me have fun too, or to at least laugh.
is a secret healing weapon. I love to
laugh and I always laugh at even the silliest jokes. My husband always says
that I am a comedian's best friend. I love to laugh and making others laugh is
often how I break the ice or lighten a tense situation.
fun is also one of life's secret weapons.
Having fun can lead to a long and healthy life.
you love to do something, then more than likely when you engage in that
activity you are having fun.
that simple. Love it. Do it. Have fun.
you thought life was complicated.
Enjoy this week's fun newsletter. Since I have so much to share this week I am keeping it to four articles: the Jamboree Update, my Reading List (don't miss this one), Twitter Basics (it's back) and the new reader profile.
Let me know what was your favorite this week and remember to have FUN!
| Twitter Basics Teleclass|
Talk about fun, Twitter is
I even wrote a blog post
this week called Why I Love Twitter.
I love Twitter so much I want
to share it with everyone. Get me in a room with more than two people and
mention Twitter and you better watch out. If you're not on Twitter when we
meet, by the time I get done chatting your ears off, you will be.
Since we're not in a room
together I am offering my Twitter Basics Teleclass again on July 13.
What you will learn in
the 60-minute Teleclass:
Why should I
What can it do
How do I get
How much time
do I need?
How do I find
people to Follow?
How do I keep
Plus, I have a few cool
bonuses for you.
To find out more and
register go to:
|Reader Profile - Barb Black|
Barb Black has been a
Dreaming Café subscriber since February 2010.
She lives in Snohomish,
WA and is an artist. She loves what she does and in shines through in her work.
A few weeks ago in response
to my Making Mail Art blog post Barb emailed me and said she was a mail artist
and asked if I would like to exchange mail art with her. Of course, I agreed. I sent her my first mail art envelope and in
return I received the most beautiful, handmade, stamped mail art postcard I've
Thank you, Barb for both sharing
your mail art with me and sharing your story.
Below is Barb's story in
her own words and a sample of her work. You can also find out more at http://blackinkpad.blogspot.com.
Originally from Michigan,
I made my way to the Pacific Northwest twelve
years ago. Although it was a move that changed my life in many ways, it brought
an exciting energy to my creative process.
Self-employed since February 2009, my focus is on
my penchant for rubber stamping, particularly designing and making artistic
greeting cards. However, my credo is, "Any Craft Will Do!" It's true. Called a
Renaissance woman by my friends, no media is safe from my creative endeavor:
rubber stamping, acrylics, watercolor, collage, sewing, quilting, writing,
Most recently I've been working on a collection of
cards specific to the Northwest's wild life - both marine and woodland. I've
also been toying with the idea of compiling a book that encompasses my artwork
I look forward to hearing from you.
JJ Jamboree Update
| Joyfully Jobless Jamboree in
Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2010|
years ago I attended a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.
asked people what a Cirque show was I got all kinds of answers, but no one could
really nail it down for me.
people said it was an acrobatic show, but more so.
Others said it was a play wrapped
around a circus, but more so.
What everyone agreed on was that it was fun, amazing and an experience
like no other.
am having the same problem when people ask me to describe Joyfully Jobless
Jamboree is a mixture of interactive workshops, collaboration and celebration,
but more so.
It is a conference and networking event for the self-employed, but
way different than anything you've ever seen before.
to describe except to say that it will be fun, amazing and an experience like no other.
with us, meet new people, hang out with old friends, learn how to incorporate more
time, more fun and more money into your life and come out and experience an
event that defies description.
You won't regret it and you won't forget it.
More Time, More Fun,
October 15-16, 2010
|Will Work for Fun: Three Simple Steps for Turning Any Hobby or Interest Into Cash|
I just started reading Will Work for Fun by Alan R.
Bechtold and I am already enjoying his writing style, observations and stories.
His main premise is that we can earn money doing
things we love to do. You may out in a lot of hours and it will look like hard
work by most people, but for you, since it is neither. Your work is fun and the
hours you put in are enjoyable.
He points out that Paul McCartney, Donald Trump
and Bill gates all still work. Why? They certainly don't need the money. It's because
they love what they do and would do it whether they got paid to or not.
Many people work a second job or keep the good-enough-job so that they can pursue the things they love to do. It could be
music, writing, art, cabinetry, fishing, etc. You get the picture.
If you are looking for a fun read with lots if
ideas, stories and how-to tips to get started making money from your hobby or
interests, I'd give this book a read.
The regular price of Will Work for Fun: Three Simple Steps for Turning Any Hobby or Interest Into Cash is $24.95, but right
now it is on sale at Amazon for $3.39. You
can't beat that price!!
What books are on your reading list? Email me...
Full disclosure - all book links
are Amazon affiliate links, meaning if you buy a book I link, to Amazon will
pay me a few shekels (coins).