Tranquility du Jour #384: Moving Water

In this week’s episode, Moving Water with Christine Mason Miller, we discuss the process of writing her memoir, what she hopes readers will take away from it, and how her definition of family has evolved. I also read the draft introduction to HTC10.

Tranquility du Jour #384: Moving Water

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Featured guest: Christine Mason Miller

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Christine Mason Miller is an author and artist who has been guiding others toward a meaningful life for more than twenty years.  Her experience with writing, publishing, licensing and teaching have established her as an experienced, compassionate authority on how to bring dreams to life, particularly those related to writing and publishing a book. Her online course, The Conscious Booksmith, has supported hundreds of aspiring authors on their book creation journey. Christine is the author, artist and illustrator of four books, each one distinctive and unique in its topic, scope and design. Her latest book, Moving Water: A Memoir, is now available for pre-order and will start shipping in January 2017.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, Christine’s career began in 1995 with the creation of an independent greeting card line called Swirly. Over the course of a decade, Swirly evolved into an internationally known brand with more than 1200 retailers and clients that included Target, Barnes + Noble, JoAnn Fabrics and the Girl Scouts of America. Swirly designs were licensed for a wide array of gift, stationery and home decor items and an illustrated gift book translated into three languages. After shifting her creative efforts to original mixed media artwork, she organized and participated in over a dozen gallery shows and exhibits and licensed her second gift and stationery line, The Christine Mason Miller Collection.

In addition to Moving Water, Christine is the author of Ordinary Sparkling Moments: The Art of Finding YourselfDesire to Inspire – Using Creative Passion to Transform the World, and Plant Your Dreams and the Miracles will Grow. She is a regular contributor to numerous print publications such as Bella GraceSomerset Life, and Somerset Studio, and her essays have been featured in Skirt! magazine, Modern Creative Life, and Dharma Mamas. She has facilitated workshops and retreats at venues across the country, including Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and was one of ten artists featured in Indie Kindred, a documentary film by Jen Lee about artistic collaboration.

Christine lives in a 100-year old farmhouse in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and their chocolate lab Tilda.

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