May 26, 2009

Guest Blogger: Jen Gray

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You are in for a treat. The fabulous, talented and creative Jen Gray made the most incredible video just for you... Thank you friend!

Posted on May 26, 2009 07:07 PM
Comments

i loved that so much. it was just what i needed. thank you.

Posted by: jess at June 1, 2009 10:29 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

Just thank you ! thank you for sharing this ! I'm new to your blog and will definitively be back soon ! you're in my fav' links ;-) Smooches form Belgium ;-)

Posted by: Sandrine at June 1, 2009 04:42 AM

made me cry and made my heart feel so full of possibility, thank you for your beautiful spirit

Posted by: danikeith at May 31, 2009 05:05 AM

how truly refreshing, jen. thanks for giving and sharing and caring and loving and LIVING. ~ k.

Posted by: kat at May 29, 2009 07:46 PM

That was extraordinary. Beautiful soundtrack too.

Posted by: arizaphale at May 29, 2009 05:16 PM

just brilliant, beautiful, soul searching -- there are too many words to describe the beauty of this photo. Thank you! J-

Posted by: Julie McCullough at May 29, 2009 05:11 PM

Love, love, love it. Thank you, Jen. You are a gift.

Posted by: littlepurplecow at May 29, 2009 04:42 AM

loved it so much:)
u were my insipiration and still are, and I belive will be too.
god bless you girl:)

Posted by: dlara at May 29, 2009 12:47 AM

I just loved this. a) what a fabulous, happy, lovely pair of legs, b) such shoes, and I loved their individual significance, c) I loved the way you turned the pages, and how careful you were, with your fun, chunky rings, making sure we could see the words clearly.

Thank you for this gift, it brought some light to my day. I feel lighter for the entire experience!

Posted by: pamela at May 28, 2009 09:32 PM

Oh my! Jen looks so beautiful in that photo! Love the video. :)

Posted by: Gooseberried at May 28, 2009 09:05 PM

thank you all so much, such goodness....
*the song blackbird is sung by sarah mclachlan....
xo
j

Posted by: jen gray at May 28, 2009 07:11 PM

This was a wonderful video. I could see the personality of each pair of shoes. Thanks for the messages in the book at the beginning. Also, I loved the music added. I will show this to friends. Thank you for your creativity and energy.

Posted by: sandy M at May 28, 2009 04:28 PM

This is such pure bliss, such wonderful authenticity, such graceful joy. You are a generous soul for sharing this video with the rest of us. Plus, the shoes are pretty damn awesome (I've got the big black sandals and the go go boots!).
Thank you...
Be well!

Posted by: catherine at May 28, 2009 01:21 PM

Greetings from Paris!

Brilliant! Your video put a smile on my face; exactly what the doctor ordered! Thanks Jen :-)

ps: where could I find the first song that's playing?

Posted by: Sonia at May 28, 2009 12:16 PM

thank you all so much :) geez...if im ever having an overly blue day, im coming back and reading all your gracious comments!
love to you
jen gray

Posted by: jen gray at May 28, 2009 08:15 AM

That is an amazing collection of shoes!!! I lust after them all. The vid is wonderfully insightful & truly fun to watch. GREAT JOB!!!!

Posted by: Stacy at May 28, 2009 08:10 AM

You are a beautiful, wise, creative, funny woman, Jen. I loved this video. Many thoughts about it will go into my journal today.

I agree with the earlier commenter: You have quite the collection of shoes and boots and skirts. Nice! I need to be more adventurous in my skirt purchases, I guess. Better yet, I need to find a pattern and shape that work for me and make my own skirts. That's a dream that is truly mine!!! I need to set out to make it come true, I suppose...

You are super, sister.

Posted by: GailNHB at May 28, 2009 06:22 AM

This is wonderful.

Posted by: linda at May 27, 2009 10:49 PM

Sweeeet!

Posted by: SistaKt at May 27, 2009 08:54 PM

oh boy...did i ever need that!! what perfect timing...LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this! THANK YOU JEN! Thank you for reminding all of us that our dreams are truly ours and it is up to us whether we give them a whirl or not!

Posted by: k at May 27, 2009 08:35 PM

Jen, I LOVE what you said in your "book" about learning to distinguish between *your* dreams and those the rest of the world has for you.

Sometimes it's so easy to get swept up into all of that, especially when the world thinks you need to be big time, and maybe you just want to take it slow.

"Wouldn't it be great if you [fill in the blank with whatever great idea]?"

Um, yeah, if that's what I wanted to do...

Thanks for reminding us to follow that little voice!

Posted by: Andrea at May 27, 2009 08:27 PM

Brilliant and beautiful. Just what I needed on this day.

Posted by: KellyA at May 27, 2009 08:04 PM

why do i feel like this is so retro??? i love it.

Posted by: Elicia at May 27, 2009 07:04 PM

blissful, beautiful, a balm on my heart and warm sunshine on my back. thank you.

Posted by: Karyn at May 27, 2009 06:52 PM

you have no idea how much that touched me - especially the beginning.

Posted by: Denise at May 27, 2009 05:19 PM

Joyfully heartwarming! What a fun a creative way to share your inspiring thoughts. Thank you for making my day shine brighter.

Posted by: Caryn Lynn at May 27, 2009 05:10 PM

WONDERFUL!

Posted by: Kate Baumert at May 27, 2009 05:10 PM

thank you a million times over.
to be taken out of the moment and inspired.
you rock.

Posted by: claire at May 27, 2009 01:22 PM

So lovely, a delight to watch and share.

Thank you muchly!

Posted by: amanda jayne at May 27, 2009 01:14 PM

That was so sweeet! It's made me smile!

Posted by: Brenda at May 27, 2009 01:05 PM

beautiful Jen ~ Beautiful you!!

xo

Posted by: stef at May 27, 2009 12:15 PM

thank you jen gray! i feel inspired to whirl around!

Posted by: heather at May 27, 2009 12:12 PM

Joyous, blueberry tears blop off my chin! A Mom, an Artist, a Writer, a Friend, well, Where to begin? I will follow the twirl, I will walk my path and be an artsy girl.
Thanks for the moment...
Amy

Posted by: amy sperry faldet at May 27, 2009 11:57 AM

Joyous, blueberry tears blop off my chin! A Mom, an Artist, a Writer, a Friend, well, Where to begin? I will follow the twirl, I walk my path and be an artsy girl.
Thanks for the moment...
Amy

Posted by: amy sperry faldet at May 27, 2009 11:57 AM

Joyous, blueberry tears blop off my chin! A Mom, an Artist, a Writer, a friend, well, Where to begin? I will follow the twirl, I walk my path and be an artsy girl.
Thanks for the moment...
Amy

Posted by: amy sperry faldet at May 27, 2009 11:57 AM

I've been enjoying the guest bloggers as well. Andrea, I hope you're enjoying your time away. Jen, how does one person own such an amazing collection of shoes?

Posted by: cjh at May 27, 2009 11:29 AM

Thank you, Andrea, for the guest bloggers. They have been inspiring. And thank you, Jen Gray, for such a lovely video. I love those skirts and dresses and the whirling, dancing, skittering legs. Fabulous.

Posted by: monica at May 27, 2009 11:16 AM

Thank you! I am inspired.

Posted by: krisann at May 27, 2009 11:03 AM

Adorable, inspiring, and fabulous!

Posted by: Allison at May 27, 2009 10:52 AM

That's exactly what I needed today! I'm in the midst of starting something new and that gave me a little boost of confidence and brought a smile to my face. And I'm also having a bit of shoe envy now!

Posted by: darrah at May 27, 2009 10:49 AM

I have been transfused. Infused. An inspiration to all. Goodness and light I tell ya and sassy as the day is long.

Posted by: Honey at May 27, 2009 09:58 AM

This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for touching my heart so beautifully this morning!! xoxo, ~ M.

Posted by: Mariella at May 27, 2009 09:06 AM

magic, just pure magic!

Posted by: valerie at May 27, 2009 08:44 AM

Loved this! Such an inspirational start to my sunny day. I think I'll wear my cowboy boots today:)

Posted by: lorna at May 27, 2009 08:43 AM

Loved this! Such an inspirational start to my sunny day. I think I'll wear my cowboy boots today:)

Posted by: lorna at May 27, 2009 08:43 AM

WOW! Insanely fun and fresh, happy go lucky, and outrageously creative!

Posted by: Deb Taylor at May 27, 2009 08:40 AM

i truly love this video! it completely has me wanting to go out and create (and give it all a whirl)!

Posted by: vivienne at May 27, 2009 07:21 AM

I needed that, thank you!! What a wonderful message.
The picture of Jen is very beautiful, it matches her soul.
Smiles,
Jill
nalettejm@yahoo.com

Posted by: Jill at May 27, 2009 06:52 AM

I needed that, thank you!! What a wonderful message.
The picture of Jen is very beautiful, it matches her soul.
Smiles,
Jill
nalettejm@yahoo.com

Posted by: Jill at May 27, 2009 06:51 AM

I needed that, thank you!! What a wonderful message.
The picture of Jen is very beautiful, it matches her soul.
Smiles,
Jill
nalettejm@yahoo.com

Posted by: Jill at May 27, 2009 06:51 AM

gosh how I love that girl and feel so blessed to have met her at squam....what an amazing soul she is !

Posted by: beth at May 27, 2009 06:17 AM

gosh how I love that girl and feel so blessed to have met her at squam....what an amazing soul she is !

Posted by: beth at May 27, 2009 06:16 AM

Absolutely fabulous!!! This is SO what I needed to see today. Thank you!

Posted by: Cristi at May 27, 2009 04:50 AM

***sarah mclachlan singing Blackbird and the beautiful Nick Drake singing "One of these things first"....

Posted by: jen gray at May 27, 2009 04:33 AM

Beautiful! Who sings, and what is the name of the song in the video?

Posted by: Jan at May 27, 2009 04:04 AM

:) This is so fab. Thank you.

Posted by: wilsonian at May 27, 2009 03:24 AM

so gorgeous. thank you for sharing your thoughtful sparkle.

Posted by: amy at May 27, 2009 01:31 AM

uuppps, yes, I can see just the code of the video. But I have already seen it on the facebook and it is unbelievable :)) Thanks girls :)

Posted by: feva at May 27, 2009 01:02 AM

uuppps, yes, I can see just the code of the video. But I have already seen it on the facebook and it is unbelievable :)) Thanks girls :)

Posted by: feva at May 27, 2009 01:01 AM

thank you for the inspirational video Jen! makes me want to get out there and live my dreams - so maybe i will...

Posted by: dana at May 26, 2009 11:14 PM

yeah, this can happen sometimes. to make it easier for you
just go to :
http://www.youtube.com/user/goosegirl40

and watch the whirlwish video....
xo

Posted by: jen gray at May 26, 2009 11:03 PM

uh-oh. instead of a video i'm seeing code. thought you'd want to know. :)

Posted by: Jennifer/The Word Cellar at May 26, 2009 10:37 PM

Lovely.
The beginning is my favorite and I love how the end ties it all together. Bravo!

Posted by: dawn at May 26, 2009 09:05 PM