Monday, April 4, 2011

giveaway: Big Dreams. Small wonders.

Hello Monday! It's the first week of a fresh new month and that always makes me feel extra motivated and inspired to start new projects. Plus, April's rhythm can't help but lend itself to spring cleaning, airing out the laundry and dusting away the cobwebs.

Seems like an ideal time to jump start a new life chapter or move through obstacles that have tripped us up before.   And with that thought, I'd love to welcome our newest sponsor Louise, from the blog Dream-Inpsire-Create. She runs an e-course called Big Dreams, Small Wonders and hopes to help with just that... starting something new, attaining our goals, touching our dreams. She has sponsored maya*made  to spread the word and because she thought that some of you might enjoy having support and resources to  find success Doing What You Love to Do. I believe that's just what we all want, don't you? Her 6 week workshop "gives you the tools, techniques and celebration to empower you to go from where you are now, to where you want to be." Sounds wonderful, and there are some great testimonials from her January session and lots of details all on her website right here. This online workshop begins on Monday April 11th and Louise is generously offering a space in the class to one of you! Leave a comment below, between now and Wednesday at 5pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday morning. In addition, any one who signs up and mentions that they read it right here will get a a nice discount.  Thanks so much Louise and good luck making your dreams come true!  I'll leave you with Louise's question:
"If you could do anything, without fear, no money needed, what would you choose to do with your life?"
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48 comments:

  1. I'd make things! I want to make things, but so much gets in the way (dishes, taking the kids to school, etc.) -- but maybe it's because I let it get in the way?

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  2. Hmm - that one is really tough since my mind is almost always on a creative spin. I would like to cook - sorry cook well, that people enjoy and cherish

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  3. Great giveaway! What would I do if I could do anything....tough one! Travel the world, teaching and learning, about other cultures, communities, families, rituals, values, beliefs!

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  4. OOOh....I want to be me through my creative work. The kids are grown and I need a map but don't know where to start.

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  5. wow so many dreams and April is truly the time to plant the seeds. I'd work on mapping out the way for our Peace Travelers project! Hope i win!!

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  6. I would love to start my own business that would allow me to spend more time with my daughters.

    Suzanne

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  7. Travel a bit more and keep going the way I am.

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  8. Farm. I would farm - everyday, all day without having to puto nthe business suit and head into the office. And I would hlep other people to farm in their front yards. I would know where all my food came from.

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity.

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  9. This sounds wonderful. Although I must say that if given the chance, I'd give my spot to a dear friend who is in need of some empowering right now. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. What a wonderful give-away! I've been involved in creative pursuits all my life and even had my own business for quite awhile, but I feel like my creativity needs to be re-charged.

    I am en route to my dream: Literature professor at a university in a location where I can also enjoy my domestic bent with gardening, fiber arts and community building. Starting my MA program this fall!

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  11. I'd travel and practice medicine all over the world. I just got back from a ten-day medical mission to Guatemala, and there is so much need there.

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  12. Just like a lot of other people: I would make things. Just everything and anything.
    I love creating new fun clothes for myself and I just love renewing furniture to reuse is.
    But I would just love to take that creativeness in me into my studies. I want to do some creative therapy with kids. I still want to make the world a better place....

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  13. I would love to open a creative cafe for children. If money was not an issue, I would be doing it NOW!

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  14. travel, do creative stuff and enjoy my kids!

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  15. I can't decide what to explore next in my life so maybe she can help me figure that out! ;o)
    Thanks for another great offering!
    ~ joey ~

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  16. I would build my own house out in the wilderness, and spend my time woodworking, sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking, and hopefully sell some of my creations^^

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  17. I'd like to make more three-dimensional mixed media art, exhibit it, and sell it, donating some of the monies to various charities. Anne, yourmainestamper

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  18. I just need more time and motivation to create...I tend to get distracted with my creativity...I have too many creative dreams, and don't take the time to REALLY learn how to do something well. This sounds like a great e-course!
    xo maureen

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  19. Wow, something to do with travel, crafting, and helping people... wish I knew what that is!

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  20. My dream is to somehow incorporate my creative endeavors into my everyday life without them becoming dominated by the act of sharing and/or teaching.

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  21. I would be my own boss! I have always dreamt of starting my own business, and I have soooo many creative ideas, but I lack the confidence in taking that first step YET I know taking this plunge into the unknown HAS to be tried by me in my life, or I think I will always feel unfulfilled by the not knowing my potential!!!

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  22. such a great opportunity- perfect for me! thank you! xo m.

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  23. I would dedicate my life to children, and take them out on nature walks where we can watch and learn together, recharge our spirits and create beautiful drawings and crafts that hold the essence of the moment. - Namitha

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  24. oh boy could I use a roadmap to my dreamlife.
    thanks for giveaway!
    susan
    susanseiguer@yahoo.com

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  25. Creating a map sounds like such a good idea. I need help to overcome past failures and to reconnect with the part of me that can set goals and get things done in all parts of my life -- work, health, relationships.
    Thanks for such a good give away.
    Mariah
    mgmiller22@gmail.com

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  26. Seems like just the right time to do something like this---sounds fabulous and just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for offering!!!!

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  27. I tend to talk myself out of things before I even get a chance to try them out - creating a map to give it a shot might get me past that roadblock.

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  28. What a great idea! Spring is the time for new direction and new purpose!

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  29. looks amazing! thanks for the chance! and I don't know exactly what I'd end up doing if I could do anything... so many things come to mind!

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  30. So many things I would like to do...this course sounds amazing!

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  31. sarah@sarahdobbins.comApril 5, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    It's hard to separate fear from the question, because all my answers are "safe." But if I try to imagine fearlessness, I would travel, and collect pieces of the places I went, and create art with them.

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  32. "If you could do anything, without fear, no money needed, what would you choose to do with your life?"

    Right now, I feel the overwhelming urge to get out and do some service. But I don't know how. I have 2 small kids in tow and I really want my service to include them, so they can learn to love helping and giving to others. I'm meant for more than I have. I'm meant to be more than I am.

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  33. Hi, what a generous giveaway! Thanks!
    My dream is to create a foundation to help people around the world to become more aware of their inner richness .

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  34. Sounds wonderful!!!!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  35. Like the title of the workshop!

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  36. I'd love to open a bakery/café/art gallery/homesteading classroom...and travel the world. And start a farm. And raise beautiful children. I guess I want to do a lot :)

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  37. ohhh...so fitting for where i am in my life right now, trying to figure this out but fear is a big deterrent (up until now).

    i think i'd love to find a way to unleash my creativity making things and balance that with helping others by volunteering.

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  38. I would make the leap to start printing my own fabric designs, on organic cottons, to use for the dresses I sell right now.

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  39. Wow! What a wonderful giveaway, and maybe just the thing to finally help me get past the fear and lack of confidence that keep my dreams so far out of reach... but that dream is there, the one where I have a space in my neighborhood and community for selling art supplies and handmade goods, where there is a studio above the shop for children's art workshops and a garden in the back. A place where I can finally make things, enjoy the small moments of each day, and give children a space to be creative, messy and brave...

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  40. Absolutely perfect timing! So many shifts happening right now, and I'm excited to re-invent my life! I have ideas, and just need the time (two awesome kids and working full time..) and discipline to make a plan and put it into action!

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  41. I would like to provide a service/ministry of some sort to poor women in an oppressive nation.

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  42. I would love to win this. I have so many ideas, but am struggling to focus and use the time I have wisely.

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  43. Well, I'm in right under the wire for this giveaway! I don't feel limited by money at the moment but time. What would I do? Make more things, and make it a business. But I'm home with a 2yo and I'm willing to squeeze MY stuff around her needs for now. (So I will attend a dinner party under the dining room table rather than going to sew.) But when she's older, I want to be ready. I want to have a plan, and I want a career out of making things.

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  44. One more try... Blogger ate my comment (is that a sign?). I don't feel limited by money but by time right now. I'm willing to wait--I enjoy my toddler (my third child) too much to steal time, but when she's older, I want to be ready. I want to make enough things that I can make a career out of it, somehow.

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  45. I would love to have the pleasure of sharing with and learning from others face-to-face. I'm just in the process of moving and perhaps looking for a new way to make a living - this course would be great!

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