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Calm Giveaway
Today, I have the pleasure of giving one of you a whole year of Calm!

Last fall I shared a list of things that make me feel peaceful, inspired by Moorea Seal's 52 Lists book.
My list included, home, candles, warmth, quiet, reading, intentionally listening to music, water, soup, paint, pencils, writing, playing guitar, arting, walking, singing, dancing, bathing, drawing, sleeping. 

Recluse #5, Anna Baer, 2015, 50X50cm, Acrylic on canvas, 

In addition to the things above, I've been finding my calm in meditations. Dominik bought me the Calm book along with a year subscription to the calm meditation app for my birthday. The app has honestly been a great help with finding calm. The meditations I have done so far have helped me relax and concentrate on how I am breathing and how my body is feeling. It has helped me to be okay with what is happening in my head and body, relaxing, and taking a few minutes out just to be. It's so refreshing.  The folks over at Calm have been so kind as to give one Olive Green Anna reader a free year long subscription to their meditation app. Info below...

Homescape #2, Anna Baer, 2015, 50X50cm, Acrylic on canvas, 

I am seriously jazzed (smooth jazzed....) about the Calm app. It's helped me to be okay and relax in spite of my insomnia. It is also wonderful to take time throughout the day to just be and rest, without consuming or producing anything.

They have several different meditations they lead you through. Sets for different types of situations. I've been working through the 7 Days of Sleep, and the 7 days of Focus, but they have other great things like Daily Calm which is a daily mediation, like a variety pack, or Emergency Calm which is a quick 2-10 minute meditation when you really need it. There's even Calm Kids.

I would love if they made a list for Birthing Calm. Haha. I may need this when I am trying to relax during the first stage of labor. I have been reading that it is best to relax your body and mind as much as possible, to allow our wondrous womb to do its work! Actually the bradley method book pretty much advocates a body scan type of meditation during the first stage of labor. So I think my practice with meditation using the Calm app could really benefit me when in labor.

How do you find calm?

Enter the giveaway by...
1. Sharing one thing that makes you feel calm in the comments below.
2. For an additional entry, Like my artist Facebook page Olive Green Anna.  (and mention this in your comment... :)
Giveaway ends Sept 13th.

Thanks for reading lovelies!


P.S. I was writing this post the other day and then thought, I wonder whether Calm would give one of my readers a free year long subscription, contacted them, and yup! 
You can all join me for this year of calm for 5$ a month (60$ a year), and one of you can have a year of calm for free! 
Giveaway at CaliVintage
I am giving away a beautiful clutch from the 40s on Erin from CaliVintage's blog.

Visit her blog to enter to win this lovely piece of vintage!

Erin's blog is one of the first I ever found.  I have been a delighter in her styles for 3 years now.  She is a lovely lady.

P.S.  Gentlemen out there.  Think your lady love or mama would dig this clutch?  Win it for her and gift it.  The holidays are just around the corner.

Congratulations to the lovely winner!

 We have a lovely winner of the 100th Sale Giveaway and the winner is A. J.  My wonderful friend A.J.  Congratulations.  I will be sending your a lovely man purse in the mail very soon!!! once you send me your address.....

Here is A.J's  recent inspiration.  What a wonderful man.  

Thanks to all you lovelies for sharing your inspirations.  They were fun to read and very worth being inspired by.

Thank you for sharing with me.  It is fun to hear from you readers.  So very lovely.

Thanks a bunch.


100 sales and counting...
Yesterday I made my 100th sale in my little shop

Huge accomplishments for my lovely part-time, vintage, handler adventure.

In honor of these wonderful times at my shop I would like to give away one of my most unisex items in the shop (so that you men may join in too).  It is a vintage deer bag from an unknown place called, "Hirsch Lollys".  I'm not sure it it was a school or a shop, or a business. It really leaves it up to the imagination.  I have love this purse so very much and really contemplated keeping it but one of you lovely readers, male or female should be the one to carry it around with you. 

It's in super great condition and is made of a sturdy navy blue canvas material. 

So, to enter this Olive Green Anna giveaway just leave a comment below saying, Who one of your biggest inspirations is these days.  Whether it be artist, crafter, philosopher, professor, family member, and why they are inspiring. 

I always love to hear from you readers.  And I love inspiring things. 

To enter:
Answer: Who is one of your biggest inspirations these days?
and: Make sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win. 

The Giveaway will be open until June 4th!  A bit over a week from now!  

Thanks a bunch. 

have a good one.


Olive Green Anna- Giveaway at Moorea Seal
I am hosting a giveaway over at Moorea Seal's blog if you are interested in participating.  There are a bunch of lovely small business owners hosting giveaways there.  Oh man.

 I'm giving away this lovely treasure that I found at a flea market last week.  It is super wicked, and like everything in my shop I want to keep if for my self. 

There are some lovely shops giving away amazing things. You most definitely should join the fun. 

So head over to Moorea's and start window shopping. 

thanks for reading