Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I was working all day yesterday creating a Gratitude Journal for a friend. Do you have a friend who doesn't see gratitude in the simple things? Everyone hates her, well in her mind they do? I thought a good gift for her was a journal. Everyday you write down 5 things you are grateful for. They don't have to be big things. Gee...being able to sleep in a warm bed, having enough food to eat should not be taken for granted. At this time of year I like to think of the gifts I can give Jesus for Christmas. What a better gift is there but gratitude. When Jesus healed the 10 lepers only 1 came back to thank him for his gift. Are we the one or the nine who took it all for granted?
I hope this season brings you all the blessings of Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever holiday you follow in your heart. God Bless!
The journal I created was simple. I added quotes and bible verses on gratitude and ways on how we can practice gratitude in our lives. Showing how gratitude can make her happier with herself and others. I coloured around the edges of 80 pages and added stamped sayings and little flowers around some of them.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Here are three pages that I'm working on. I need inspiration. I did follow helpful ideas I found on some blogs about using up your left over paint on your palette and just painting the backgrounds on different pages. So that is what I did. Now for the fun part.
This time of year we start to look back over the year and evaluate our achievements. Did we make resolutions we didn't keep? Did we set goals that we fell short on? I just looked back at my altered art here and realized that I don't add enough to them. I need to embellish more. I need to bring my art to the next level. My art needs some WOW factor. Am I afraid to do to much? I guess I'm still trying to find that artist within. I need to release her from the binds that have her tied up in knots. She needs to be 'free'. Set goals and reach for the stars and if you fall on the moon...that's ok...you are higher than you were yesterday. Don't be afraid to try...to seek new horizons....try new adventures...reach new heights...
Monday, December 14, 2009
Right now my favourite music album is by Johnny Reid called "Dance With Me". There is one song I particularly love and it's called My Old Friend. It reminds me of my dearest friend Marj who lost her battle with cancer in June 2009. I miss her so much. Yes, I miss my best old friend. My other favourites on this album is Dance With Me and A woman Like You. I wish I knew how to create a playlist.
Here is a couple of ATCs I've been playing with. Trying to get a New Year's feel to them. Sorry one is a little blurry. I don't know why I can take one picture ok and the next one blurs. I'm getting too old and shaky..hahahaa I hope you enjoy these. December is always so busy..but then, I've been busy dreaming more and doing less. Looking forward to January and hopefully we can have lots of new swaps on my group to keep us all busy and happy learning new things and romancing the artist within us.