So, how do y’all like the new layout? I’m all about change and I love playing around with my blog. I’m sure it’ll change in a week or two so if ya don’t like it, stick around and it’ll change again soon. LOL
Anyway…you all know how much I love my art. I live for it and really believe that my art is what has really helped me to heal to the point that I feel better and has me actually wanting to go back to work.
Yet, I’ve had these thoughts about how am I going to fit my art and journaling into life once I am back to doing the 7am-5pm work thing. I know that many (most?) of you manage to fit everything (work, art, family, cleaning, cooking, and on and on and on…) into life. I just don’t know how I’m going to do it (and I have to take care of myself with all my illnesses so I have to get plenty of rest.) I know that I WILL manage…I just haven’t quite figured it out yet and I certainly don’t want my art to suffer.
I so NEEDS MY ART TIME! lol
So, share with me how YOU manage to do it all?
I actually start the new job next Thursday (still have to get my drug test done and finish up my paperwork) and I’m looking forward to it.
As I’m doing all my soul searching and all that wonderful inner preparation for the upcoming changes in my life, this is a page that evolved from my thoughts about what I can do (and what I AM doing) to make my life wonderful…what I’m doing to make me feel good and to, as the title implies, nurture my soul.
I just love the girl on this one…she just epitomizes happiness and loving yourself (notice her hugging herself?)
Then there is this one…I found this great quote by Louisa May Alcott and it just inspired me so much. I had this really ugly background I had just kinda looked at a bazillion times and each time it just repulsed me…until I found this quote (and, of course the arrival of my FABULOUS Caran D’ache watercolor crayons helped, too!)
The quote reads: “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” How can you not just feel that deep into your core? OMG, it just breathes life into your life…it reminds me to NEVER STOP DREAMING, never stop having goals and to always keep reaching for them.
Here’s my question of the day…once I’ve used my Caran D’ache crayons (with or without water) on a page, how do I journal over them? I’m finding it hard to journal over their waxy finish (but their creamy consistency and vivid colors have me hooked!), no matter what kind of pens I try using…any suggestions?
Just a five days until I draw my first winner in my 29 Days of Giving so if you haven’t registered, be sure to do it NOW. Don’t wait. Go HERE and get in on the goodness.
For those of you that have registered, I will draw each day and post the winner but I can already tell you that my entries will be short and sweet but I will probably only mail once or twice a week. So be patient with me in that respect.
That’s it for today. The hubby will be home in a few, the weather is beautiful and the tennis courts are calling us…come play…so play we will. At least for an hour or two. I’m actually getting pretty good, too. Then maybe out for dinner. Sounds like a good night to me.
Have a great Friday evening and a fabulous weekend, everyone!
Peace & Love