You can dare to take that unspoken dream seriously...
I loved this when I saw it. In my Soul Restoration class, we have been talking a lot about what you dreamed of being as a child, or young girl, and what part of you still wants to be that...I wanted to be a Mommy, a teacher, and an artist! Mommy, check. Teacher (teachers aide, scrapbook teacher) that counts, so check...and for the very first time, I submitted an original piece of art, so maybe, just maybe I can check off the last one, Artist, check! I saw the quote above today, and decided I must have that somewhere to see every single day. ART is my passion, it's what I love....I just sort of forgot along the way...like we all do...So, what IS your passion? And what steps will you take towards that unspoken dream this year?
P.S. Bought this great new Mixed Media art book today, I won't dive into it until after I finish SouL ResTorAtion...but I'll be ready!http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160061082X/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1JA2AYPEZ16P0MMKW1GN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
Saturday, January 29, 2011
So the laundry is piling up, the kids are starving, but my art is looking FABulous! (just kidding...) I decided to go ahead and leave the scraploft upstairs after all. The daunting task of moving two project desks downstairs was just too much for our 40+ year old backs. Silly thing is...I have always sat with the window behind me. I switched to the other side and it feels like a completely different room! A view, some great sunlight, and I am inspired to CREATE! I have been working on all my Soul Restoration projects.(6 week class) Each week we are assigned art projects, as well as journaling prompts that coincide with them. Good stuff, I mean really good, get into the heart of it, trudge through the mud of your past, but come out smiling on the other side stuff. Quite honestly, week one I thought...What the heck was I thinking? This is going to be so hard, and uncomfortable. And I signed up for this?? Week 2: Read the assignment, look at the projects, and think...I can do this, no problem. It was much, much harder than I thought, some tears were shed, and I got through it! The project was a look at your story, your timeline. What has made you, well, you! Week 3: We are now moving beyond our past and into the now. The now is looking really good for me. This weeks project was simple, so I am spending a lot of time journaling, and then art in my journal. My little 99 cent composition book from Rite Aid is really turning into a treasure. I'd love to share it, but it's kinda private, sort of like a diary. I will share some of my art from it, when I get a chance. Happy Weekend, oh, and BE BRAVE...
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I've moved my Blog to Blogger, basically to make it easier for me to post, add items of interest, etc. In the past year, I've found that Blogger is where most of the blogs I interact with reside, so I moved! :) I look forward to personalizing it in the coming weeks and really making it my own~ hope you'll join me as I challenge myself creatively and personally in 2011!