Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Valentine’s Day Reflections


This heart started “it” all… as found in the snow in the late afternoon sun, it was the first of many I have “collected” with my camera over the past few weeks. To see a daily featured heart with haiku feel free to explore my other site.

It’s a grey and snowy day here. I am not complaining as we have had very little snow thus far. We are glad that the trip to Regina for specialist appointments was yesterday. Today is a day to stay close to home, catch up on some jobs around the house and for some productive time in the studio. And, time to do nothing…

I found this artcile in my inbox this morning. It is very very interesting. And to think that the benefits of engaging in doing nothing was well recorded in 1900! Psychologist Georg Elias Muller and his student Alfons Pilzecker were onto something good. Too bad we have to be reminded of these findings over and over again during these “busy” times. The article was quite timely for me… I was awake for many hours last night… Every time I woke up from a few minutes of slumber I realized that I had so many ideas swirling in my head that they kept waking me up. I guess it’s high time to embrace some quiet, do nothing, time today. With so few opportunties to connect with friends and exploring the city (to pick up items we cannot get in the nearby town) I always find myself full of great ideas and excess energy and difficulty sleeping… Thanks for meeting us for supper, Susan and Brian.

For any of you who have been wondering about Art Quilt Campus, it’s happening this year for one week only. It took a little while to sort things out. A month ago I had just enough registrations for week one and week two combined to reserve St. Peter’s Abbey. Week 2 participants have graciously agreed to move into the first week and all signals are set to go. I am really looking forward to welcoming this enthusiastic group in August. Everyone is a return participant who can set clear objectives and work toward a personal goal. What a treat! I am already receiving emails to bounce off ideas of what is being considered for special projects. Can it get any better than that? I have one opening, just in case you are interested and missed out sending an email to reserve a spot.

Time to get on with my day! Wishing all of you a day filled with love and gentleness – and some time to do nothing! What a gift, right?


This entry was published on February 14, 2018 at 1:06 pm. It’s filed under Contemplative art practice, Contemplative Photography, Creativity Update, In the News, Journaling, Miksang, Motivational, Photography, Refocusing Creativity, Sharing Resources, sharing touching the soul, Something to Smile About, staying in touch and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Reflections

  1. It was good to see you and Colin too. It had been too long since we’d last all got together. I too had that article come into my inbox at work. It seems people in general are just too busy being busy. We really need to just do nothing for part our day to let our minds and bodies regenerate. Enjoy your long weekend.

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    • Yes, too busy for the sake of being busy… seems to be a sign of our times, but I do see the pendulum swinging back. With mindfulness, the buzzword for the last couple of years, people are becoming more aware and slowly we are making more thoughtful decisions about our time and energy. At least that is what I am working on… and does it not all start with intent?


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