Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014


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I put my running shoes on today for the first time in over a month, only because I have been using excuses of how hot it is, deadlines, the kids home for summer break and just too much to do! While waking up this morning though I took it upon myself to stop the excuses. Life is a balance for sure, especially with me working from home, making sure I am there for my loved ones, work and all in the same space, that can leave me feeling cooped up and forgetting about the simples things I need for my well being.

I have learned quite a bit about myself from being home for over a decade now, (wow)! I need to get out of the house to socialize at least once a week, exercise on a regular basis, and just have fun with those I love doing simple activities, like walks, visiting a park, lunch dates, dinner dates.. etc or I will end up cranky, antsy and just not myself at all.

Here are just a few simple forgotten habits that I can bring back into my days that are just as important as brushing my teeth twice a day and to feeling better all around.

- Jogging, I am going to try everyday!
- Meditate 2 times a day for 10 min.
- Turning off electronics at a certain time each day, it is endless otherwise.

How about you? What are some simple day to day things that you do for yourself that keep you in check?

Monday, July 07, 2014

♫ #Music Monday Playlist

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Via The Fashion Spot

Sia - I'm In Here

Air Dubai - Warning (feat. Patricia Lynn)

Madonna - Push

Joy Division - Transmission

Midge Ure - Become

Sketchbook 7-6-14

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© Leigh Viner 2014

The latest piece from my sketchbook which is a study of not thinking too much about the scale of what I am drawing, moving more quickly and letting the distortions make the piece what it is. A bit different, but I love to continue to challenge and discover where it may take me.

I am also working in slow mood today with the heat just shy of 100 degrees here in Denver. Reasons for late nights in the studio when it is actually tolerable. I honestly love a quiet house to myself with focus. It has been awhile after getting used to earlier mornings and earlier bedtimes, but I am slowly switching the schedule again while I can in the summer.

I will be back shortly with this weeks #musicmonday in just a bit..

Sunday, July 06, 2014


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24x36 oil and acrylic on canvas. © Leigh Viner 2014

A wonderful long holiday weekend so far celebrating the 4th with good friends, wine, so much good food and finishing up this piece in the studio which I will be setting it up in the shop very soon!

Happy weekend xo

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