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I REALLY am….

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Art Journal Page – I Really Am…

 

Ever have those days where your fears rise up – even if they don’t make any logical sense?  I took a class about art journaling and the assignment was to journal about your fears on one side…and your reality on the other side.  I think women tend to universally fear some of the same things.  We fear loosing love…our health…our money…our very lives.  We sometimes even fear looking in the mirror to see how our pants fit today, or fear stepping on the scale to get the same bad news day after day.

 

I’m done with these fears.  They really don’t serve me.  I don’t make forward progress with my life when I sit in a puddle of fear.  Or when I anxiously fret about what “could” happen or what “they” might think.  When I think about being bold, embracing my strength and the beauty within me – well it just makes me feel strong.  Like I can conquer the world.  Like I am solidly here and a force to be reckoned with.

 

So here is what I really am….I’m a damn good business woman.  An emerging artist.  A loving mother.  A doting grandmother.  A pilot with a sense of adventure that goes as far as my airplane will take me.  A classy girl with a little flair and a lot of pluck who intends to live her life on her own terms.

 

Goodbye silly fears…. hello sweet life!

Boldly Face Your Future…

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I thought it would be a good idea to practice faces.  I am not really good yet at the noses….or lips….or eyes….lol I am pretty sure that covers most of the face!  I don’t want all of the people I paint to be faceless.  So I turned to my art journal and started doodling.  Some features up close.  Some in a small face.  Some in a larger face.  I have found it is pretty hard to capture any type of real expression in a small face.  I think that means I need to practice more!!

As I was doodling I was thinking about faces, about facing things, and it morphed into facing your future.  Everyone has things in their future – things looming ahead – that bring them angst and anxiety.  Sometimes it is about a change that is coming.  Sometimes it is because we long for change.  But whatever looms ahead I have learned is best handled by walking straight into it – boldly facing what is coming your way.  We can get through anything – the hardest part is really just taking the steps to get started.  So go – go boldly face your own future.  You can do it!!