Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Words of Wisdom: Boundaries

“When we fail to set boundaries and 
hold people accountable, 
we feel used and mistreated. 
This is why we sometimes attack who they are, 
which is far more hurtful 
than addressing a behavior or a choice.” 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekly Art Journal - May 18 - 24

This week was all about SHINING! I have great opportunities to shine at work and with my art and I need to take advantage of those opportunities as they come. I have so many passions that I am inspired to express and I'm so grateful that I have lots of ways to express them.  

I've been waking up early each morning to create in my journal. 
For the past few weeks I've been waking up early in the morning to sit in my studio and journal until the sun comes up. 

It's my Sadhana

It's is making all the difference in the world as to how my day unfolds. 
Each week is an amazing adventure. 

This week I had a few medical appointments that went really well because I made some conscious decisions earlier in the year.  I didn't like going to my old dentist so I took steps to find a new one this year, it was the best decision ever!  

When things don't work for me I usually try to work it out through communication...asking for what I want, negotiate something new, bringing awareness to something to bring about change. 

But sometimes even with all that, things don't change 
and it's time to move on.

But to tell you the truth...
I don't like to move on 
I like to keep at something until it changes 
but that leaves me soooo frustrated. 
and frustration dulls my SHINE.

So this week I look on doing things that make me SHINE 
and letting go of things I've been trying to fix or change...
and move on.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Art Journal - May 11 - 17

This week we spent the week prepping for the Juicy Soul Retreat. I had a lot of fun playing with all my art supplies. I pulled out things I don't usually use. It's really good to use all the supplies in my studio and stop "saving" them.  I pulled out my number stamps and a date stamper. I added phrases and words using my new Dina Wakely stamps from A Work of Heart and magazine cut outs and clear stickers. I even busted out my Gelli Plate to do some mono printing of the background. I sometimes forget how much fun playing with a variety of supplies can be in the creative process. New tools give a new perspective and spark new ideas.

I challenge you to try some new already have in your stash. Try to put them to good use in your journal this week. If you have any favorite tools, please share. I'd love to know.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Count Down to Juicy Soul Retreat

Our next Juicy Soul Retreat is just around the corner! 
Join us on Instagram for some creative play during our countdown to the Juicy Soul Retreat. 

Participation is simple.
Just post a photo using the count down prompts and add the #countdownJSR to your images for a chance to win some art surprises. We will draw the winner at the end of the Juicy Soul Retreat.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekly Art Journal : April 27 - May 3

Living in my journal kept me completely centered during the week. 
Lots of family interactions and emotions happening.
It was a joy to return every evening to my journal.
Sometimes I just added color and other times words. 
I made shapes and followed with color.

When I look at this page I think of how much I LOVE my brothers. 
They are geniuses and they are my inspiration. 
In some ways I always see my brothers as the little boys 
that ran around wrestling in the living room and riding BMX bikes
down the sidewalk. 

They are men now ...with rich lives and families.
It's a joy to experience the men they are and 
to know that no matter where I go in life
there are always two guys
that know me better than anyone
on the planet!