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Be Your Finest Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by dorsey mchugh Sep 11, 2012. 13 Replies


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Melissa AuClair commented on Joanne Miller's group Be Your Finest Art
"Thanks Diana; I've heard of the book. I'll have to check it out. Recently, I listened to a keynote speaker talk about how to access the right brain to solve problems by learning how to draw. It was a fascinating talk. The speaker talked…"
Ann Musico commented on Joanne Miller's blog post WASTING TIME?
"Teri so good to hear from you and know you are recovering. God is good - all the time! Prayers going out for you!"
Teri Miller commented on Joanne Miller's blog post WASTING TIME?
"Trying to embrace this "forced" time of rest & rebooting...as my body recovers from Sunday's car accident.  Surprising how much sleep the body needs after injury!!  Feeling a bit stir-crazy, yet focusing on gratitude,…"
Pamela Bell Bagley commented on Joanne Miller's blog post WASTING TIME?
"Thank you for the reminder, Joanne.  I know that what you say is true. Even during my college days, I knew that if I didn't get to bed by 11 pm, I wouldn't be able to pay attention during the 8 am class!   These days I have to…"
Apr 16
Elyssa Smith commented on Joanne Miller's blog post WASTING TIME?
"This is such a great post!  I know in my head that you are right - the human mind and body can only take so much before they need to recharge in order to keep functioning at a high level.  It's hard to be used to going and going and…"
Apr 15
Diana Bader commented on Joanne Miller's group Be Your Finest Art
"I wanted to give you all a heads up on a new book I'm working through. It's called "Building Your Business the Right-Brained Way" by Jennifer Lee. She also wrote "The Right-Brained Business Plan" It is a creative way of…"
Apr 14
Rafael Perez commented on Joanne Miller's blog post WASTING TIME?
"I love rebooting maybe too much!  I have taken the advice of your friend Michael Hyatt and sit quietly.  He recommends 15-20 mins but I'm doing 5 mins hoping to build up to 20.  That quiet and peaceful mind clearing before…"
Apr 14

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
My husband is founder and president............Dan Miller! We got married in 1968 so he has been in my life for a very long time. He is my inspiration and love, my best friend, counselor and mentor in many ways. I hope that being more active in this community will enhance my creative spirit and keep me more aware of what is going on with all our 48 Days followers. We have made amazing friends through this journey!
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Mother Superior for 48 Days and KEZA. I am a writer, poet, author, speaker and sounding board for 48 Days, LLC. Although I don't hold an active role in the day-to-day activities with 48 Days anymore, I still am very involved in helping teach the writer's conferences and speaking with Dan when appropriate. We are a great team and I love working with him.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
To use my creative efforts and my philanthropical mindset to empower others to success. I find myself mentoring other women in their role of parenting, living with an entrepreneur, being creative, writing, etc. I want to continue to be an inspiration and help to those I meet in the 48 Days community. I am currently writing a book with my friend and artist, Dorsey McHugh, on the need for tapping into our right brain. She and I would love to finish (or be close) by the February 2013 Wisdom Meets Passion Cruise when we will be teaching principles from that book. I am about to release the fourth book in a series of I Wanna Be children's books based on personality styles of children.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Finishing my books, continuing to write and inspire women and couples who might be struggling in entrepreneurial relationships. Encouraging women to be passionate about life and authentic in who they are. EveryONE and EveryTHING counts!
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I feel the basis for any successful endeavor is to have a healthy, happy home and family life. It is essential to success in business, community, church, and any other relationship. I want to use my experiences to mentor others who want to concentrate on this area of their lives. I excel in connecting people and encouraging them towards greater success in their lives.
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I have three (another in Sept, 2012) children's books in the I Wanna Be series. I am writing a book with Dorsey McHugh on creativity to be released in 2013. Watch for any of my books to be featured on the 48 Days.com site in the products section.

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:25pm 18 Comments

Dan and I are at the beach for a few days after attending Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis's LAUNCH conference in Orlando.  It was a wonderful event, as always.  We met some amazing people and learned a lot. Dan spoke and was very well received and we both spent time one-on-one with participants who asked to pick our brains.  We made ourselves available and were happy to do so.  But after a few days of being "on" like that, we usually have to allow ourselves a recovery period.  Perhaps it is our…



Posted on March 30, 2014 at 10:57am 17 Comments

Several years ago I read a book that spoke into my life on many levels.  One word jumped from the pages into my brain and I have spent the years since embracing and better understanding the word validation, the process of recognizing the authenticity of one’s emotions or possibilities. 

A well-meaning parent, teacher, or friend can undermine one’s potential by carelessly ignoring or carelessly discounting the importance of one’s passion or feelings.  I am…



Posted on March 9, 2014 at 5:22pm 3 Comments

My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative.  She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often.  She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project.  She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes.  Often she has stood up in class and…



Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:25am 15 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about perspective.  Friedrich Nietzsche is quoted having said, “There are no facts, only interpretations.”  The older I get the more I embrace that thought.  Madeleine L’Engle says her absolutes are The Ten Commandments.  I would agree with that thought.  I used to think there were a lot more absolutes but life has taught me to think beyond my own capacity to understand and accept other lifestyles, beliefs and understandings.  I don’t know all the…



Posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:46pm 2 Comments

A rest in music is an interval of silence.  A rest in writing might be a blank page or sheet of paper amid a lot of verbiage.  White space.  A rest in art can be a spot of grey that gives your eye pause.  

Rest is a nap or a good night’s sleep.  In some countries where the weather is quite warm, it is common for people to take an afternoon siesta when, during the hottest hours of the day many businesses, churches and museums close so the proprietors can go home…


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At 4:44am on April 4, 2014, Cheri Perkins said…

What an honor to meet you and your precious family at the Sanctuary.  Your creativity and passion is contagious.  I thought I would be learning the "how-to's" of entrepreneurship with a dash of creative inspiration but Innov48 proved to be so much more.  I left with more ideas than I could contain and with a wealth of resources to get me started.  Thank you so much for what you and your dear friend, Darcy, added to the conference.  Best Regards,  


At 6:53pm on March 31, 2014, A. Clark Gaither said…

Thank you Joanne.

I will be back to the Sanctuary in April. I hope to see you then!


At 3:48pm on March 31, 2014, Rafael Perez said…

Thank you for the warm Welcome!  I really enjoyed my time with you and your family at the Sanctuary.  Your team truly knows how to make someone feel like family.  Thank You for that.  I look forward to participating.  I'm still learning my way around will become better aquainted soon.  thanks again,  Rafael

At 3:01am on March 31, 2014, Ann Musico said…

Joanne Thank you so much. It's always such a pleasure to read your posts.

At 5:30pm on March 27, 2014, Jeremy Obermeyer said…


Thank you for commenting back and Thank you for all that you and Dan do to help people out!  I typed the rough draft for a book about a little girl going on a tour of her grandparent's heritage farm and they meet all the different kinds of chickens.  The tour is led by "Paula" the Plymouth Rock chicken and the girl"Zoey" goes with her uncles.(They characters are based on my family members and my farm).  It is to be part of a series of books written with the objective to help teach K-2nd graders about heritage animals, heirloom vegetables, and organic farming. I do already belong to Kent's group and that has been a big help in itself! I will also join the other groups you have mentioned.

My questions are since I have never been this far are "What is my next move", "What can I expect to pay for an illustrator?""How do I get started with self publishing?" and just about any other question you could think of or I would be grateful for any advice you could give.  Thank you bunches and God Bless!

At 6:03am on March 25, 2014, DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree said…
Good Morning Joanne,
Thank you so much for your positive encoragement! Each time our paths cross I am enriched as a person. Your knowledge, kindness, openness, and generosity gives me and others the space expand who we are, that is a true gift, thank you! I hope you have a truly blessed day!
At 9:37am on March 21, 2014, Pamela Bell Bagley said…

Hi Joanne,

I'm glad to have met you, too.  

You and Dorsey were such an encouragement to me.  I needed to hear that we are all artists!  I tend to discount to myself my abilities, but now I'm  telling myself that I just need to develop the artist within me.  Thank you.


At 3:06pm on March 20, 2014, Diana Bader said…

Hi Joanne,

It was great hearing your story, and finally meeting Dorsey. You two are an awesome pair of kindred spirits. I am hoping to come up early for one of the trips this year and drop in on an art class. They sound like an absolute blast!


At 1:20pm on March 18, 2014, Peter Eiseman said…

Hi Joanne,

It was great meeting you as well. I enjoyed being the only male in attendance besides Joel. I don't count Joel since he was a speaker


At 8:03pm on March 17, 2014, Erin Shaw said…


It was wonderful to see you on Friday night and Saturday. I so enjoyed your presentation with Dorsey - it was inspiring and entertaining. The two of you definitely make a great duo. I'll definitely check out Be Your Finest Art group. I can't wait for the book to arrive!



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