Heartfelt Thoughts

Well, it’s Wednesday, so that means another week of Lifebook with Tam at Willowing.org.

Heart layers

This week, we are embracing ‘Gratitude’ with a layered heart project.  The creating of the actual hearts was done with some Lifebook sisters and we always have a fun day making art together.

journal time

As I was alone finishing up the personal side of the project, the journaling, and reflecting, I was thinking about what I am grateful for. There are some pretty obvious things that stand out, my family, my home, my life and the fact I am able to create the space to make art. Then I dug deep into my thoughts and feelings as to WHY I create art…. What is is that makes me crave it so much, what is my purpose, why I feel a need to share it with people.

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I realized that  creating art, letting myself learn by doing and produce a tangible item, learning new techniques from new people, gaining knowledge, is very rewarding. However SHARING, it’s the sharing , the connectedness that makes me really happy and joyful inside. When I can help someone learn something new, teach them a new technique, guide them help them produce a tangible item that makes them happy, Then my heart is truly fulfilled. So I will go forth and share my knowledge and love of creating and helping others find happiness along the way.

finished Layers of my Heart project

Cheers!

Merlot monday signaturejpgI I was feeling the urge to create and this is what was born. This was created with the idea of having it become a class at a local wine bar.

Always Explore your Ideas

birch treesWhen coming across several you tube videos about using alcohol ink, it was only natural to try. This is the result I really had a great time figuring it all out. I am thinking these ma become a cute set of greeting cards in my Etsy shop.

Trust The Process

Here we are almost 6 weeks in and I feel this will be the year it happens.

‘Finding MY Style’ That thing that sets my art apart from anything else. I have been involved in Lifebook with Tam over at Willowing.org.  I must admit I was excited to start but when I saw the first offering I was not overjoyed. Why? because her finished piece was not something I was originally drawn to. (beacon of light) After all, we all have different tastes right? I pushed myself, told myself, just follow the lesson.

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Well as I did I had the most wonderful time getting lost in the guided process, I completed my first project of 2015. Whimsy still is not what I am drawn to, but the information I learned and the satisfaction I had when I had the completed piece was worth everything.As I began to show it to my friends and family, I was shocked when people really liked it. The comments were very upbeat, and a couple people even offered to purchase my painting.