Sorry it has been so quiet over here. I’ve had one of those weeks: an extra shift, sick kids and a deadline for a project.
Today I took some time for a bit of visiting with a friend, thrifting (I’ll show you what I found tomorrow) and journaling. It was nice to get out of the house for a bit. So nice and so needed.
I am deeply loving two books right now that are fueling my love for art journals: The Awe-manac and Life is a Verb. I love these books and want to take them EVERYWHERE with me. They are both packed with tons of inspiration. I’ll share a little excerpt from The Awe-manac that inspired the above journal page. I can never get anything on the first couple of pages of a journal and this helped.
Moving forward little by little to change our thoughts, and actions is a strategy vital to our creative success. Write a thought you believe will serve your creativity or the creation of contentment, such as ” Each moment I believe more in my creative brilliance” and gradually practice feeling it in body, mind, and spirit 15 seconds at a time. Over time its gradual influence will accelerate your creative movement.
I have few new journal items that I love:
Prismacolor colored pencils– smooth, creamy, and divine. The colors–delicious. The kids have been using them too. I’ll have to gather up all the crummy “school” colored pencils and give them away. They pale in comparison. My set was gifted to me last January from the kids and my hubby. They are all finally sharpened and sit on the dining room table full time.
Moleskines!! The sketchbook one. It’s wonderful!
And lastly, I received my Artfest registration booklets. Eeeeeks!!! I am on the waiting list for one of Misty Mawn’s classes (which is one of the main ones I REALLY wanted to take), a precious metal clay class making earring charms and another painting class. It’ll be fun to learn new techniques to add to what I have so far, but mostly it’s all about the experience, being inspired and meeting new people. I can hardly wait!