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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Christine Mason Miller; First edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981859712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981859712
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this book Christine asks us, 'What does it mean to live an authentic life? By sharing some of her thoughts and experiences she attempts to peel away the layers of the created self in search of what it means to live fully open to what gives us the greatest meaning, even when that is extremely challenging." --Keri Smith, author of The Guerilla Art Kit and the forthcoming How to Be an Explorer of the World

"This book is a true gift to the spirit that lives in all of us that wants to acknowledge all that is creative and good in our ordinary, yet extraordinary lives." --Kelly Rae Roberts, author of Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings

"Throughout the book, Christine's honesty and openness create a connection, a tie with the reader. The story is almost her autobiography ñ tracing her artistic roots through her successes and set backs ñ but there are profound nuggets of inspiration woven into her story." --Maggie Marton, Conversations With Famous Writers

About the Author

Christine Miller is a Los Angeles based artist with nearly 15 years of art, design and illustration experience. She is the creator of the nationally recognized brand Swirly, and her work has been inspiring people of all ages worldwide to make their creative dreams real since 1995. Her work as an artist has since grown and developed far beyond the Swirly world, with collections of paintings and other mixed media works now being sold and exhibited nationwide. Her fine art work opens the viewer into a variety of Christine's personal experiences, from travels to Cuba, Japan, Australia and Argentina to her own creative process. Using materials as varied as acrylic, oil and watercolor paints, pastels, pen and ink, molding paste, vintage photographs, her own photography and intriguing ephemera from her travels and wanderings, Christine's work is full of color, texture, and tiny details. She has filled her portfolio with dozens of works, each of which are part of a different series aimed at capturing experiences large and small that have fueled her creative fire. "The deepest goal behind my work is to explore all the beauty, wisdom, contradictions, questions and meanings that lie at the core of any human experience. I do not aim for perfection in this work, but instead strive to be as fully in the creative process as possible. My journey as an artist is constantly shifting and evolving, and I love not having a specific idea about where it is going to take me on any given day or even in any particular work of art."

More About the Author

Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Barbara-based author and artist who has been creating, writing and exploring ever since she was a little girl. Her mission to inspire has provided the foundation for all of her creative work; the desire to encourage others to pursue their passions and create a meaningful life is the common thread throughout an expansive body of work that includes mixed media collage, commercial illustration, photography, writing, teaching and speaking.

Her latest project is The Conscious Booksmith - an online course for aspiring authors offering a mindful approach to creating your book. Visit www.animyst.com/online-workshops/the-conscious-booksmith/ for all the details.

Visit www.christinemasonmiller.com to follow all of her adventures.

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I find the book to be an inspiration.
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Christine is so open and honest in this inspirational book.
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I bought copies for five of my closest girlfriends!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fledgling on September 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
As a fan of Christine's artwork I was highly anticipating the arrival of her book. Each page is it's own piece of artwork and her words weave the story of her journey to being an artist. It is a love letter to any and all of us on a creative journey of our own. She shares her highs, lows, raw emotions, wise words and life lessons on her journey in a way that resonates with the reader. I find myself opening to a random page each morning and finding inspiration to take with me all day.

This is a book that will live on your nightstand and that you will want to share with your friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trisha J. Walker on September 19, 2008
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Ordinary Sparkling Moments is anything but ordinary. It is Extraordinary! Every page is stunning and artfully created, and with each word, Christine lets you into her private world as an artist and a woman. Her courage to share her journey and words of wisdom has inspired and empowered me to seek my own truth. Ordinary Sparkling Moments enlightens and embraces the artist inside all of us, while intertwining our everyday world. This gorgeous morsel has reminded me that there are sparkling moments happening every day in our lives - all we have to do is open our heart and our eyes. This book is a wonderful gift for yourself, or to share with your friends, and loved ones. It is truly a treasure!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Dolan on September 22, 2008
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Ms. Mason Miller has ignited an under current in this inspiring and juicy must read. Readers will rediscover their authentic selves under all the 'have, should and musts' citizens impose upon ourselves in this hectic paced and material driven world. This inviting prose will slowly and gently beckon the audience to clear the mind, listen inward and savor the ordinary graces in the every day. This is a delicious read that will satiate the hungriest of readers and whet the apppetite those just starting their authentic journeys.

Patricia Dolan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Jon Williams on September 19, 2008
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First a disclosure: I have known the author for many years and have witnessed her strength and creativity first hand. She really has gone through the lengthy list of life's tougher issues described in this remarkable book. I find the book to be an inspiration. Christine is willing to offer to us her inner perspective on coping with dark times and then her approach to regaining optimism in the ups and downs of her very full life. In addition to the insightful writing, which is drafted in a way that can be read repeatedly to find new meaning each time, each page is it's own individual unique piece of art. Just beautiful. This book will stay on my nightstand for a long time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Haedike on September 18, 2008
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One of the most beautiful books I've ever had the pleasure of owning ~ and beyond the gorgeous art that graces each and every page ~ this is a book filled with the most authentic heartfelt sentiment that reminds you that you too can do it, not only live a full creative life but also recognize your own "Ordinary Sparkling Moments" within it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alessandra Cave on September 19, 2008
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As a huge fan of the author, I am so thrilled to have this gorgeous book in my hands now. I consider myself lucky to have this 'magical portal' into Christine's beautiful world of inspiration and creativity. Every page of Ordinary Sparkling Moments is full of wisdom and unique poetic imagery. Mason Miller shares her Art, life and experiences with so much generosity and tenderness, that you can't help but connect and listen to your own heart beat, as you read her words. Ordinary Sparkling Moments is not only a book, but also a marvelous, gentle friend and companion. You'll simply love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marianne Elliott on September 17, 2008
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If you are looking for a book that mixes beauty and gentle wisdom with humour and honesty then don't go past this book. Each page is a handmade collage by the artist Christine Mason Miller, who has filled this book with wise, honest essays reflecting on her life as an artist and as a woman. Many books claim to offer inspiration in the form of "top ten tips for becoming an artist". Mason Miller avoids the hype and instead shares with us the simple, ordinary but "sparkling" moments from her journey and in the process she certainly inspired me.

PS: This book makes a great gift, I've given away six copies and each one has been a hit!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susannah Conway on September 12, 2008
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On my coffee table i have a pile of books that are like old friends, books i turn to when i am having a fearful day, a day when i want to seek the inspiring words of those creative souls who have led the way... and Ordinary Sparkling Moments will now be joining my pile of book friends. Each page is full of sumptuous color and insight, Christine's words reflecting my own journey and thoughts and fears and revelations. There is so much juicy wisdom in this book, i recommend it to everyone who wishes to fully inhabit their true authentic self. It will inspire you to spread your wings and fly high....
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