I'm back from a whirlwind week of teaching colour to a whole new crop of True Colour Experts™! Every time I'm in Toronto I'm always struck by how over-the-top the outdoor flower boxes and urns are in front of the beautiful homes and shops. Photo by Maria Killam Look at this stunning arrangement of cabbages, mums and ivy in front… Continue reading
Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere I go Everywhere that I've been, the only thing I see is Is beautiful people, beautiful people Beautiful people, beautiful people Don't you know? Don't you know? Beautiful, don't you know? Don't you know? Don't you know? Beautiful, don't you know, know, know Live your life, live your life Let that love inside It's your life, it's… Continue reading
This past Friday the Canadian Decorators Association – BC Chapter held our annual general meeting in North Vancouver on a fabulous, hot and sunny day! I have been a member for months but this is the first time I have been to an event–silly me–now that I live in the country it seems the monthly meeting date never works for… Continue reading
I was flipping through my December 2012 O Magazine and I came upon this quote. I'm still kind of on vacation this week but it's amazing how guilty I feel if I'm not in front of my computer blogging or just working. A small treat for me is sitting in my sunny living room reading one of the many coffee… Continue reading
source For the past 33 years I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Steve… Continue reading
Sometimes clients are looking for a little magic when I arrive with my box of colours. Barbara Barry source But sometimes, magic will not erase a mint green carpet installed all throughout your house, for example. Barbara Barry source Sometimes colour can absolutely make something old and dated look a hundred times better. Sometimes, it just takes money. Pinterest When I… Continue reading
(my nephew William) Photos by Maria Killam My sister Lea (I have 3 sisters) will be moving to one of the first Ecovillages in Canada just down the street from where I will live in Yarrow. source It's a real community with 20 acres of farmland where everyone participates because this is about eating organic, recycling and riding your… Continue reading
So I'm in a workshop for facilitators here in Vegas. The difference between training which is what I mostly do in my True Colour Expert Workshops and facilitating is this:
1. Training. I need to get my participants from A – B and I have the answers (it is MY system after all).
2. Facilitating. The facilitator stands inside the gap between A – B and you bring activities and resources to lead your participants to B and you don't even pretend to have the answers.
There's parts of my course when I'm facilitating and other parts where it's full on training. Continue reading
Pinterest I opened this post from Copyblogger this morning in my in-box and started reading and I thought, "Wow, I was just thinking about this the other day!" How, compared to so many in other parts of the world, we are fabulously wealthy. We all need a reminder once in a while! "Because we live in so much prosperity, our… Continue reading
pinterest I loved this poster when I found it somewhere on Pinterest (now I don't know where). I had a new video blog all ready to go with this post today and it was vetoed by my partner. So you're getting an inspirational pic instead. Sigh. It's a whole new world, video blogging and apparently I need more practice. .… Continue reading