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April 2016

Art Journal 2

So here it is…art journal 2. I’m finding myself embracing words in my art journal…sketching out what I’m thinking in letter form (does that even make sense?), trying out my artsy lettering skills (which I’m working on growing in that field!). I have to share two things – 1. I went to a close friend’s baby shower the other weekend and saw another close friend that I haven’t seen in awhile. She shared with me that my initial Art Journal post had inspired her to start her own art journal, it made my heart sing, that’s why I blog, with the eternal hope that my stories and my thoughts inspire others. 2. I’m really finding that this coloring thing is super therapeutic for me. I’ve always loved art and making art in some form or another but I sometimes don’t have the time to complete all I want to do. Coloring and drawing in my art journal has given me a place to escape from the daily stresses quickly. It gives me a way to express myself and to release without having to get all of my paints, brushes, easel, and canvases out. I’m not throwing the brushes to the side and giving up painting in any way but this project allows me to create art anytime and I love that. I’m also hoping to expand my skills with this project…the technical sides of art have always been more of a challenge for me so as I expand on my sketches (and lettering) I’m hoping to add some fine tuning skills to my belt…but for now it’s the cutesy fun stuff!

My Art Journal pages 4 thru 6

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A Few of my Favorite Things…

A Few of my Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things…some things that bring me joy and peace…

My Favorite Flower – Poppies

My Favorite Colors – Cobalt Blue & Violet

My Favorite Current Song – “Lost Boy” by Ruth B – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ybJf0y3Vps

My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Mint Choc Chip

My Favorite Yoga Pose to do – Child Pose – it’s just so relaxing!

My Favorite Scent – Dragonsblood

My Favorite Tree – Weeping Willow

My Favorite Animal – Elephants

My Favorite Meditation Music Artists –

Philip Wesley –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSymJl1czYs

Dean Evenson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKkFKIEcQzU&list=PLazoojN9YOCirBy1iUtlkj6t96vIspU8P&index=8

Friday Night Coloring

          About 5pm my Friday night plans changed…my plans were to curl up with my son and watch a movie but then I get a text asking if he can go to a friend’s house for the night…those teenage years are coming…guess that’s the road I’m going to have to cross whether I’m ready or not, the time in a boy’s life when hanging out with mom just isn’t as cool…so I grabbed that not-so-healthy fast food salad and fries and headed home to feed the animals, put on my sweats and have been spending the night coloring. It’s funny how it all works out though.

Friday Night Coloring

          On my way home I was having a little bit of a feeling down moment, knowing I’d be spending my night alone, feeling tired from the go-go-go week I had had. I was sitting at a red light and I looked up and saw the new buds of Spring sprouting gently on the branches of a bare tree. It was at that moment that I was reminded of the new energy and hope all around us. It brought me back to a place of peace and serenity that I needed to be in.

If I look in the right places I will always find what I need. I trust that the universe will always provide for me. That short moment at the red light reminded me of that.

So tonight I didn’t worry about everything going on in life, I just curled up and colored. I thought only of the white space to input the color from my markers. I let go tonight.

 

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