Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lots Going On

new writing journal



she decided to
free herself,dance
into the wind,
create a new
language.
And
birds
fluttered around
her,
writing
"Yes"
in the sky.
  -duvall



Have you ever lost some little treasure that you had tucked back in an old purse or favorite coat and then found it the next season when you got it out? And you didn't even know it was missing? And you were so tickled to have it back?

Well, I found my treasure. It was the little ole spirit of  passionate ME. I got lost somewhere and I knew I was missing something but I was too busy to stop and think about what it was. I'm taking an excellent e-course by Stephanie Lee. It's really breaking me open, again, and getting to the heart of me. It's just what I needed at the time I needed it.

So today, I tried to pause, take in the quiet, reflective time, work in my art journal, write in my new writing journal- think about my unstable ground and my firm, steady accomplishments in the last year.
I wrote about the areas of my life that need improvement and then a thank-you letter to myself and showed my gratitude for what growth I had witnessed. If that sounds weird, just try it. It feels so good.
On the biz front, I made $550.00 toward my Italy fund by selling lotions, candles and chapstiks at the Alfalfa Conference last week, and $50.00 for speaking at an Art Guild. But I will probably spend all that preparing for the show in February.

Nourish Your Mind

I'm working on getting my cards made, my art matted, printed, my postcard invitation for the show. (set February 12th)
But you see this pretty little girl? She's a print of the original on canvas (giclee) that I also painted on and enhanced. I think she turned out rather nicely and hope someone will want her for their own. There are still wimpy voices that tell me otherwise, but I try not to listen.
Lots going on. Glad I'm centering, looking for balance, and finding myself growing again toward the sunlight.

5 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Love your journal! I just finished one for the Sketchbook project, and am now thinking of starting one, just for me!!! You reminded me, I would like to order some emu cream!!!

Vikki North said...

All so pretty and I've lost things too, and later felt the elation when I find them. I also think our art is the most healing and nuturing tools there is. BTW Miss Card making lady: You have to take a look at what we're doing next challenge. I think it might be right up your card making way.
Vikki

Bren said...

Great post, so appreciate what you shared and pointing the way for those of us who feel something has gone missing too.
You have quite a year before you, an exciting one which means a busy one. Take Care and enjoy the moments!

Kim Hyer said...

I love you happy lady giclee/painting.. you blog is well written I too am in the shifting ground e course but I feel so far be hind & discouraged.. I hope it will get better...

Leovi said...

I love the one I currently artistic day on other blogs and they are beautiful, leaves samples here are fascinating. Like the newspapers for its spontaneity and sense of daily life, according to the mood. I also like your style of artistic expression.