Saturday, February 26, 2011

don't worry... be happy - Month 2

Here's a continuation of my "Balance" Journal. Just wanted to be playful and happy because these winter months have been rough. Gave this a child-like quality with rough brush strokes and a heart balloon. I found a quote for this month's lesson, and while it didn't fit on this page, it's waiting for another journal page: "We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have" - Frederick Keonig. Enjoy what's left of the month! Happy Journaling!

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Year resolution - Month 1

I have been reading "Creative Awakenings" - scroll down and see it on my Shelfari, on the right. I vowed to make a 12-month commitment to live the artful life I desire. As a start, I created these journal pages. It's a large journal, which is out of my comfort zone, but I kept at it until I completed these pages to my satisfaction. I used some magazine clippings for the woman's face and the birds. I also started a "milestones passport"(See "Creative Awakenings") to record my monthly progress. Since January is over, I recorded my progress tonight which included teaching 3 new journaling students, creating and mailing valentine ATCs, creating Frida skinny book pages, registering for a photoshop course in Spring, and making an effort to spend a little time each day in my studio -- to not beat myself up for not having an idea, but to go in there and play around to see if ideas pop up - and they usually do! And if they don't, if I'm tired, I just turn off the light and say, "I'll try tomorrow".