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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Today's Picture 16 > Pop Art Roadrunner No. 2

Today's picture is my first offering on stretched canvas!

Inspired by my resident roadrunners and based on one of my photos of the critter, this version shows Roadie the roadrunner in fanciful colors against an aurora-like background that I made by pouring acrylic paint on the canvas. For more details and to purchase this original artwork, see the product page HERE at my Zibbet store. 

UPDATE: This piece has been SOLD, but you can see more of my Fine Art Originals for sale on Zibbet. 

What I do, and why I do it ... part 1

"I make beautiful things that make people happy."

That's the statement that came to mind recently when I was mulling over the perennial where-am-I and where-am-I-going questions that all entrepreneurs grapple with from time to time. I like the statement - call it my new tag line, or elevator pitch, if you will - because it rolls up all of my various enterprises into one. That may not seem obvious, but consider ~

Well, okay, it's obvious (or should be) when applied to my arts and crafts and design side. For example:

AGordon 12 Jersey Scarf custom order 040915
The beautiful colors in these scarves I made last year, for a special customer's request, made a lot of people happy, I've been told :) And that makes me happy when I hear about it!

But ... what about the things I make that aren't things? I'm referring to the metaphysical side of what I do: intuitive readings, Feng Shui consultations, and Jin Shin Jyutsu bodywork sessions. All I can say is ...

Tabletop labyrinth - balance your chakras!
... balanced energy is a beautiful thing! And it makes people happy, too - at least, for those who choose to seek it.

Then there's the wordy side of what I do. I don't talk about it much outside the writer's job sites I'm on, but I do some hack writing now and then:

See, I write for money. That's the long and short and "why" for that part of what I do ;)

Now that I've explained the three branches of what I do, I find I've run out of room for the"why." That part comes in another post or two - except for the writing, you already know that.

Until next time ... Cheers!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Finds > More Back to School Delights with Zazzle!

Need some gear to equip your desk, dorm room, or locker? Check out this collection from Zazzle. Many of these cool back-to-school items can easily be customized - for that personal touch!

Check out Spirit circles Dry Erase Boards online at zazzle

Colorful Doodle Swirls Monogram Notebook
Colorful Doodle Swirls Monogram Notebook by lilanab2
Check out more Doodle Notebooks at Zazzle

Custom teacher rubber stamp with name + apple
Custom teacher rubber stamp with name + apple by splendidsummer
Browse more Teacher Wood Art Stamps at Zazzle

Turtle Ba-Gua Binder
Turtle Ba-Gua Binder by TheElementalHome
Browse more Tribal style Binders at Zazzle

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Finds > Heading Back to School? Get Ready with Zazzle!

It won't be long before school bells start ringing! Enjoy this collection of school-themed and ready items for back to school - Many are easy to customize for that personal touch!




Turtle Ba-Gua Pencil/Pen Holder
Turtle Ba-Gua Pencil/Pen Holder by TheElementalHome
Look at other Turtle ba gua Desk Organizers at zazzle.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Today's Picture 15 > Pop Art Roadrunner No. 1

Today's Picture was inspired by my resident roadrunners! In fact, this striking pop art portrait is based on one of my photos of the critter ~

This original piece makes a wonderful addition to your art collection. It measures 8 inches wide by 10 inches tall, and looks good displayed either horizontally on vertically. The mixed media elements used include acrylics, cut paper collage, and permanent markers on heavyweight, acid-free mixed media paper. The back is signed, dated, and titled by the artist.

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

My Favorite Summer Meal of 2016 - Quick & Easy!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am NOT a cook. I eat to live, and my favorite kitchen tool is the microwave. Consequently I do a lot of "put together" meals that can usually be fixed in 5-10 minutes, without getting my hands too dirty. Every so often, I stumble on some combination that is so quick, so cheap, and so good - I just have share it. This summer of 2016, I stumbled upon this salad dish that is so good it's become my staple meal:

This salad uses just a few simple ingredients:
  • Cooked rice, brown or white
  • Cooked, diced chicken or other meat - or try using nuts such as pistachios if you want a vegetarian meal
  • Chopped fresh veggies
  • Creamy bottled salad dressing
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here are the steps:

1. Pile the meat on top of the rice and heat in the microwave for a minute or two
2. Top with a handful of chopped raw veggies
3. Top with salad dressing and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Add salt & pepper to taste, and dig in!

And there you have it - quick and tasty. I've made this meal with all different kinds of  meat, including sausage, ham, bratwurst, Canadian bacon, and even fish (Trader Joe's Salmon burgers are perfect!). In fact, the rice, veggies, and salad dressing (TJ's Greek Feta Dressing) are all from Trader Joe's, too. It's not that I'm especially fancy, it's just that Trader Joe's is my closest place for grocery shopping! Yes, I consider myself lucky - and I also consider myself lucky to have stumbled on such a tasty way to feed myself during this long, hot summer. Not bad for someone who is NOT a cook! :)


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