Monday, September 30, 2013

Life Book Week 25 :: Expressing the True You (Part 2)

In my previous post Week 25 Part 1, I had just started the backside of this large, fold-out journal page. The scary faces...and I have to admit, they do look a little scary, a little odd and a little out of proportion. But oh well! It was an interesting experiment and one I can see needs quite a bit of practice. I think I had mentioned that painting faces is scary, but what I should have said is painting faces is just plain HARD! It feels good to have completed this lesson and I think the man above on the bottom left looks like Robin Williams (don't tell him I said that, he might be offended)!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

One Step Forward...

Life Book 2013 - Week 30
An awesome lesson by Dina Wakely on healing.
I love her journaling style!

THREE STEPS BACK! That's how I feel when things don't go as planned. Just when I start to get motivated and commit myself to creating art happens!! I'm overwhelmed with distractions that keep me from doing what I say I'm going to do. Or am I just making excuses...I'm tired, gotta work late, moving my office to another building, getting kids ready for trips, swim meets/banquets, blah, blah, blah. Does it ever really end? I make time for coffee every morning, I wouldn't even consider going a morning without it. Then why can't I make a habit out of making art? Why do I let life discourage me? What's that saying...if you do something (or try something) 25 times, it becomes habit or you learn to like it. I need to create a habit out of art. I have goals to reach and if I don't get off my butt and get busy, I'll never reach them. I'm making a little progress now that the office move is over, kids aren't as busy and I've modified my hours at work so I'm home earlier some days. But unless I make the time, life will happen again and I'll be right back here.