Monthly Archives: March 2014

2 art journal pages- Tea and Anniversary

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These are both art journal entries I have had in the works for awhile now. Both were awaiting photos to be put in.  I found a good program (photosheet). It allows me to print 4 2×2 photos in one 6×4 photo. Since I do art journaling, it is a great money saver. I don’t need most photos I use to be full size. 

 

This first one is a quick one I did about tea.  I used to be solely a coffee drinker. In fact I had a phobia of tea. My abuser always had some with him. Needless to say just the smell made me sick and caused flashbacks.  I will probably never like or drink sweet tea but that’s okay.

I’m not sure what changed. Somewhere I lost my fear of tea. In fact now I enjoy it. I start drinking it when I got my kuerig.  It was also nice in the summer to have caffeine without coffee. I got tired of iced coffee.  

I even have a dedicated tea mug. I got it at the disney outlet store for 3$. It’s a tinkerbell mug. I adore it and tinkerbell.

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This one I started way back in October. It’s really more of a smashbook page than it is an art journal page. Whatever it is though. I enjoyed making this quick page about celebrating my 14th anniversary.

 

 

 

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I recently got this library book- Art journal workshop.  I am enjoying it. The author does her own backgrounds, which of course you readers know I don’t do. So i’ve decided to try to do this on a small scale. I dug through my journals and came up with a small one. I think it is a perfect size. Here is my first page

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It isn’t fancy but that’s okay. I did all but the center images myself, No stickers. 

 

 

 

 

Gratitude

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I’m working my way through How to Train a Wild Elephant & other adventures in mindfulness. The book is set up as an exercise in mindfulness for each week. I am learning a lot so far.

This past week was gratitude. I did a list each day. I love how this forced me to think about what happened good each day as opposed to what went wrong. I plan to continue this practice.
Here is my gratitude list for the week-
-a fixed car
-knowledge that time does pass and work/bad feelings, etc. will end
-Nathan did grocery shopping for me
-Olympics are over-art here I come
-I was scared to take the car for alignment but did it anyways.
-tea choices. Tea soothes my soul
-avocado pudding
-getting through a crappy day at work
-my art area
-me time
-cross-stitch
-meditation
-tea
-perseverance
-time away
-coming home again
-a great book- Gone Missing by Linda Castillo
-avocado pudding
-knowledge that the panic will end
-purple pens
-laughs from troy
-making up silly songs with Troy
-Oil bar Shea butter cream
-kombucha
-nice mall trip with Nathan and Troy
-Speaking up when Nathan got loud with Troy
-3rd page of my huge cross stitch project finished
-No panic attack
-sleeping in ’til 730
-work wasn’t crazy
-Nathan got up with Troy (stomach flu) overnight
-we didn’t get much snow
-new tires made driving in what we did get much safer and easier
-coffee
What a list right? Really shows that there is lots to be thankful for. Little things add up.
In other news I am currently reading a few books in addition to my mindfulness book. Among them is a Jim Henson bio and  A titan’s curse (percy Jackson 3),
Art wise I am doing well. I’m working on several art journal pages. I recently got an art journal book from the library. It has prompted me to try some new, different things. I dug through what I have and found a small journal to use for this. I like the size as it is a smaller page to do so I don’t feel overwhelmed by the size.
Angie