My mother-in-law always says, "Lori will never be bored." This is not completely true, but since I decided to focus on my art 5 years ago, I have had very few boring days. My mind is always buzzing with projects and ideas, and it feels like there's just not enough time in the day to do them all. I try to keep myself focused on just two or three projects at a time, and when I am able to do that, it's a great feeling of accomplishment.
Last year, I saw a project to completion in about two months. I was so proud of myself! It was a labor of love and now I have something to show for it.
The idea for this book came about during a conversation with one of my studio regulars. I was planning a trip to New York City to visit my dad, and I thought it might be fun to try and meditate in Times Square, the busiest place in the world! Then I thought, maybe I can get others to join me. My next thought was, why not write a book in preparation for this event, about how to meditating in busy places. The book idea was born. I became obsessed with completing the content, and then with figuring out how to self-publish. It was a lot of work, but a great learning experience, and one that I hope to repeat again this year with my second book, Meditate and Create. If you've ever thought about self-publishing a book, let me know! I'd be happy to offer suggestions.