Welcome to the business and personal website of me, Jan Burch - aka Jan4insight - owner & practitioner of Geo-Glow Consulting. Call me a “Renaissance woman” > My business aims to be your go-to source for holistic energy work and intuitive readings. My creative side makes (and sells!) gorgeous one-of-a-kind handcrafts and fabulously colorful print-on-demand gifts and more. Here at my site, you can find me on the Web, order a reading, learn more about my energy work services, and check in with my occasional musings. Legal stuff: This site uses cookies, and some posts may contain affiliate links. Thank you very much.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Finds: Father's Day Gift Ideas from Zazzle

Don't settle for an ordinary tie, hat, or t-shirt - get something your Dad will delight in with these artist-designed items from Zazzle. Many can be easily customized for that personal touch. Father's Day is around the bend, so get your orders in now for these distinctive gifts!





And if you'd something unique and handmade for Dad, get him a custom portrait of his favorite pet! Order by June 1 to get it before Father's day ~

Thursday, May 26, 2016

My resident roadrunners are smarter than the average bird!

Well, I think so anyway. I don't mean to sound like a proud auntie; it's just over the past several my resident roadies have been exhibiting some behavior that I've never seen before in a wild bird - The roadies recognize me!

Roadrunner on wall - helping me field-test my new Pixpro camera (040516 CropTuned)

More than once when I've gone out into my front yard to move the garden hose or some other mundane task, I've heard the Roadie Call from somewhere near or far. Next thing I know, the roadrunner is running to me as fast as his little legs can take him - and that's pretty fast. I've had them run from across the street or emerge from their shelter in my big juniper tree. Sometimes they sneak up on me and I don't see them until I hear the rattle call, look down, and see the roadie practically under my feet.

Of course, it's not my sparkling personality that attracts the roadies. It's the dried mealworms that I provide for their evening snack (or earlier, depending on when they spot me). A couple times I've had to tell the roadies to wait while I go in and get the mealworms. Every time that's happened, the roadie is waiting for me, often standing by the feeding rock, when I come out the door.

It all sounds like something out of a Disney movie, but think about: A wild bird that recognizes his human food provider, approaches fearlessly (but cautiously), waits for the reward, and goes directly to his feeding spot. I've had feeders out for the birds many, many times, and I have never had a wild bird behave with such apparent intent and purposefulness. You could almost say they have a theory of mind!

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And that's why I say, the roadrunners are smarter than the average bird. Granted, crows and ravens and definitely parrots are capable of displaying the same indicators of intelligence. But I'm not feeding them!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Today's Picture 13 > Pop Art Cat No. 2

Today's Picture is revision of the first Pop Art Cat No. 2, which I withdrew from sale because I wasn't satisfied with it. This version uses the same cat pose, but it's done on canvas panel for a more substantial presentation. The colors are clearer and more compatible, and I departed from the color-blocked background for the first time. Here, I used a poured-paint method to create a blending of soft pink, yellow, and lavender shades, which play nicely against the stronger aqua, blue, and yellow cat face. I really like it, and I hope you do, too.

This original artwork is available for purchase HERE at my Zibbet store. See all of my Fine Art Originals on Zibbet. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Finds > Get Ready for Caturday with Zazzle!

Of course, as all cat owners know, every day is Caturday! Enjoy these cat-themed products from Zazzle. Many are easy to customize for that personal touch.

Caturday t-shirt
Caturday t-shirt by jan4insight
Shop for Caturday T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com

It's Caturday? Postcard
It's Caturday? Postcard by icanhascheezburger
View other I can has cheezburger Postcards at Zazzle.com



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Today's Picture 12 > Along the Walk (on Mother's Day!)

Today's picture has a Mother's Day theme. It shows a mom and her young daughter strolling along a leafy path. Depicting motherhood (and daughterhood) as a journey, this original artwork adds a colorful and heartwarming note to your decor. It makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or any day.

"Along the Walk"
original painting by Jan Burch
This picture was painted with acrylics on heavy paper. It's available for purchase HERE at my Zibbet store. See all of my Fine Art Originals on Zibbet. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Finds > Zazzle is for the birds!

Enjoy this collection of bird-themed items from Zazzle! Many are customizable, and the links take you to product pages where you can see even more "birdy" gifts.






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