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A Pledge to Stretching.

“I pledge to stretch my body everyday.” From a morning yawn stretch in bed, to a yoga class, to a midnight headstand, whatever form it takes, I pledge to stretch out my body for the month of June. There are many scientific and biological reasons to stretch your body. Increasing flexibility and range of motion,… Continue Reading

A Pledge to the Outdoors.

Sunshine. ©LaurenBurkitt

“I pledge to spend time outdoors every day.” My pledge for May was inspired by a program put on by the David Suzuki Foundation called ‘Canada’s 30 x 30 Nature Challenge‘. Suzuki is challenging Canadians to spend 30 minutes of their day outside in nature for 30 consecutive days in May. Your time outdoors can… Continue Reading

Word Snacks.

A Mid-Summer's Day.

“16. Investigate poetry. Poems are like awesome word snacks that nourish your brain. Find the poets who transcribe your experience of the world. Then look for the ones who show you another side of life entirely.“ Susannah Conway recently wrote an article called 40 lessons from 40 years. She shared this list of life lessons on… Continue Reading

Portrait Challenge.

Portrait by Megan Eckman.

Megan Eckman, an artist from San Jose, California, is drawing a portrait a day for 2013. That’s right, 365 portraits! I am so thrilled to be a part of her challenge as portrait #35. Check out her gallery of portraits from the project here. Megan’s creative idea to include everyone in her challenge by accepting photographs from… Continue Reading

Homemade Promotion Video.

Matryoshka Dolls. ©LaurenBurkitt

This is a little video I put together for The Figs Heart official website launch. I took 438 pictures of myself writing and drawing very slowly and put these images together at 10 frames per second. It took a lot of patience but I had so much fun making this! The song is called ‘Little… Continue Reading