I wanted meaningful words to help me through the day and I randomly picked 3 cards (from The Buddha Cards). Having the words gives me a focus to remember throughout the day.
sketchbook, idea book, art journal, inspiration, etc
Know it, believe it, live it.
…when I am all over the place, feeling frustrated, scattered and and and…arrgh. I need to remember to “breathe in and go deep within myself and breathe out to smile” then do something I enjoy for a while.
I am participating in a wonderful online class Life Book 2012 which runs for the entire year. The purpose of Life Book is to create journal pages celebrating and honouring who I am.
It took me a few months to decide to register for the course, and I am glad I did. It is helping me on my own journey during this difficult phase in my life. I realized that I have not been taking care of myself as I needed and basically ran out of gas. When I started the first lessons I felt awkward and very self-conscious of paying so much attention to my own self. It’s narcissistic I thought, but is that really a bad thing–because I have neglected my self, my soul, my spirit until I broke; and now by acknowledging who I am and that I am important I have started my journey of self-healing along with my art, family and friends.
For now I have finished 12 lessons and they got me in the groove to spend more time in my studio (which I have not been doing for the past 3 years, yes 3–that’s too long!). Not only am I creating my Life Book pages, I am also creating my own art. Yay for me!