2 comments on “Great News! Ananda’s kg yoga life practices is coming to MomTV on November 18.”

Great News! Ananda’s kg yoga life practices is coming to MomTV on November 18.

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Great News!  Watch my infomercial below to learn more about kg yoga life practices’ online yoga television show that will debut on November 18 at 8:00p.m. EST on MomTV.  During the show, I will provide kind and gentle yoga exercises and tips for people who use computers. It will also include a chat with questions and answers. I will also share yoga-inspired excerpts from my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amazon.com in December).  Visit http://www.momtv.com/kgyogalife.html to watch the show (30 minutes). It airs on the third Wednesday of each month. To learn more about kg yoga life practices, visit http://kgyoga.blogspot.com.

 

4 comments on “Art Every Day Month Post for the Weekend – A’s Comfy Chair”

Art Every Day Month Post for the Weekend – A’s Comfy Chair

AEDM-Acomfychair, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Happy Weekend!

This weekend I wanna sit in a comfy chair, drink some ginger and green tea, and read my Yoga Journal magazine, chapter 7 of The Joy Diet, parts of Junot Diaz’s Oscar Wao, and my friend’s manuscript. My collage ” A’s Comfy Chair” is a perfect weekend affirmation for me. I made the collage earlier this week during one of my Art Every Day Month journal moments.

How are you planning to spend the weekend?

Make art every day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

0 comments on “Join Ananda for an author chat about the artwork in her new book That Which Awakens Me on 11.7@ 1pm EST on Ananda Leeke Live!, a UStream.tv program”

Join Ananda for an author chat about the artwork in her new book That Which Awakens Me on 11.7@ 1pm EST on Ananda Leeke Live!, a UStream.tv program

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Greetings All,

Join me on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST for an author chat on Ananda Leeke Live!, my new UStream.tv show, about the artwork in my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amamzon.com in December 2009).  The live streaming web chat will allow you to connect with me in real time.  I will also answer questions.  Click here to join the chat: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anandaleeke.  Also, take a look at my artwork below. Be sure to see the photographs of my archetypes.  They each represent my creative interpretation of my complex personalities. 

If you miss the live show, don’t panic. You can watch a recording a few seconds after the live show ends.  

Enjoy your weekend!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

PS:  Look on the right side of this blog for a schedule of my online book party events.  Join me for the online party! 

 

 

 

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That Which Awakens Me: Kreative Grooviness (acrylic on canvas), 2005

All artwork by Ananda Leeke.

Copyright 2005-2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

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My Girlhood: Puf the Magic Dragon (mixed media collage on brown paper), 2008

 

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Love Mentalism (acrylic on canvas), 2005

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That Which Awakens (magic marker drawing on paper), 2008

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OM (magic marker and crayon drawing on paper), 2008

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Ancestor, 2008 (Ananda’s wise woman archetype) 

All Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley – www.leighmosley.com

 

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Ananda, 2008 (Ananda’s spirit woman archetype)

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Kiamsha, 2008 (Ananda’s creative woman archetype)

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Madelyn, 2008 (Ananda’s CEOEsq. woman archetype wearing a mask to protect herself)

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Puf, 2008 (Ananda’s BoHo BAP woman archetype)

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Cheryl, 2008 (Ananda’s diplomat woman archetype)

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Sapphire, 2008 (Ananda’s sexy warrior woman archetype)

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Broomhilda, 2008 (Ananda’s inner critic archetype)

0 comments on “Art Every Day Month Post – The Business of Being You”

Art Every Day Month Post – The Business of Being You

AEDM-EntrepreneurDestiny, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

The Business of Being You: A woman owning who she is/A woman blogging who she is/A woman becoming an entrepreneur who leads her life/ A woman designing her own destiny, a collage by Ananda Leeke – Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

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Happy Friday!

Today I posted one of the collages I made earlier this week for Art Every Day Month – http://creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2009/11/art-every-day-month-check-in-november-6th.html.  My collage is called,

“The Business of Being You: A woman owning who she is/A woman blogging who she is/A woman becoming an entrepreneur who leads her life/ A woman designing her own destiny.”

Long title…. right? I had a lot to say. It will turn into an essay or poem later on. This collage really speaks to many of the creative ideas I have been having today about the 2010 focus of my Sisterhood, the Blog and next book, Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century’s Women’s Online Revolution (Summer 2010). It is an affirmation of what’s coming next in my creative life. It is exciting to feel the new energy as I move into the new year a few weeks early.

What are you giving birth to?

Make art every day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

4 comments on “Ananda’s Weekly Adventure with the Next Chapter Book Blogging Group – PLAY, Chapter 7 of The Joy Diet by Martha Beck”

Ananda’s Weekly Adventure with the Next Chapter Book Blogging Group – PLAY, Chapter 7 of The Joy Diet by Martha Beck

BOLD by Ananda Leeke – Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke.

AEDM-Bold, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Happy Friday!

My Next Chapter Book Blogging Group is reading Chapter 7 of The Joy Diet by Martha Beck this week. The theme is play. Click here to see what my fellow Next Chapter bloggers are experiencing: http://tnc-thejoydiet.blogspot.com/2009/11/joy-diet-play.html.  I am still reading the play chapter.  So far I have been exploring what play means in the collages I made for Art Every Day Month (http://creativeeveryday.com/art-every-day-month).  Art Every Day Month is an annual creative challenge created by Leah Piken Kolidas (held in November like National Novel Writing Month).

Today I discovered that play means being BOLD. Here’s my definition of BOLD.

B stands for BE who you are.

O stands for OWN who you are.

L stands for LOVE who you are.

D stands for DECIDE to do these things every day!

It takes boldness to add PLAY to my daily life because it is so easy to get caught up in my to do lists.

What does play mean to you?

Enjoy your weekend!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

3 comments on “Art Every Day Month Post – Celebrating the Dream: Michelle O 2009”

Art Every Day Month Post – Celebrating the Dream: Michelle O 2009

Happy Thursday!

I am still celebrating the Obama election anniverary today. I posted a collage that celebrates First Lady Michelle Obama a/k/a FLOTUS. She is an amazing woman. For me, Michelle is an icon of authenticity. She inspires me to continue taking better care of myself. I love her brilliance, boldness, and beauty. She is committed to community service too. Her fashion style is fabulous. In short, Michelle O is a woman who owns her spirit, heart, mind, body, and life.

What do you think about Michelle O?

Who inspires you?

Make art every day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

2 comments on “Art Every Day Month – Day #4 – WOW 2009: Obamas in White House”

Art Every Day Month – Day #4 – WOW 2009: Obamas in White House

WOW 2009: Obamas in White House , originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am celebrating the first anniversary of President Obama’s election with a collage that I made early this morning. It includes a statement at the bottom: pave a new road for us. This statement comes from indie music artist Eric Roberson’s Music Fan First CD. “Pave A New Road” is a song included on this amazing CD. Check out the video below.  Enjoy!

Make Art Every Day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

2 comments on “Art Every Day Month Post – My Art Every Day Journal”

Art Every Day Month Post – My Art Every Day Journal

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Be Shakti (2009), a collage by Ananda Leeke

Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

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Happy Art Every Day!  Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I read a blog post by my creative sistalove Jenn Lee of Life Unfolds blog: www.lifeunfoldsblog.com/2009/11/01/art-every-day-month-2009-begins.  Jenn talked about purchasing a journal for her Art Every Day Month experience.  I liked her idea.  So I purchased a scratch pad from CVS and decorated the cover so that it reflected my personal touch.   My decorating turned into a boho chic collage that I call “Be Shakti.”  Check it out! Let me know what you think.

While I was in CVS, I also purchased crayons and magic markers.  I keep all of my Art Every Day Month supplies in my purse so I can have a creative play moment at any point during my day!  Many thanks to Jenn for the great idea!

Check out what my fellow Art Every Day Month participants created today: http://creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2009/11/art-every-day-month-november-3rd.html.   Enjoy!

Make art every day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

0 comments on “Day #2 of Ananda’s online book party for That Which Awakens Me: Listen to Ananda read an excerpt from Chapter 1”

Day #2 of Ananda’s online book party for That Which Awakens Me: Listen to Ananda read an excerpt from Chapter 1

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I Have Given the World My Songs by Elizabeth Catlett (1948, linocut)
Join Ananda’s online book party celebration for her new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (December 2009 – available on Amazon.com). Click on the button above to hear Ananda read “They Want Me to Hear Their Songs,” a poem inspired by artist Elizabeth Catlett’s I Have Given the World My Songs (1948, linocut). The poem is taken from Chapter 1 of That Which Awakens Me. Ananda uses six-word memoirs for her chapter titles. Chapter 1 is: Honoring Ancestors.Family. History. Cultural Legacies.

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