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Art Prompt - A List of Gratitudes
Today's Art Prompt is to create a list of gratitudes. You can draw write, doodle, collage or photograph anything for which you are grateful. No matter how small or large, every day or special occasion, simply be conscious of what is in your life today that you are thankful to have, experience, and enjoy. If you would like a copy of Gratitudes to use for your art prompt, leave me a comment with a link to your facebook page or blog. I hope you have many things for which to be thankful!
If you need a creative boost, a collage of your favorite things just might perk up your spirit. Here are some ideas for getting started:
- collect some of your well read magazines and start cutting out images that resonate with you. No need for a lot of thought here. Colors and patterns may catch your eye, faces or rooms might pique your interest, titles of articles may draw your attention.
- look for images online and print them on your printer
Snip away until you have a group of images and letters to start.
You can adhere your images of favorite things onto a piece of card stock or any heavy weight paper you might have on hand. Glue stick works well for this. First arrange the images in an appealing way on the page and use your adhesive to put them on the page. You can write over the images with words that inspire you.
This painting has been on my easel several times over the past few months. I can't find any photos of it from the beginning, but I started mixing paint colors and putting shapes on the canvas in January. I'm sharing this process here as part of the 8 Day Abundant Art Show for emerging artists to share their work on social media.
I was loving the shapes & contrast, bringing some elements forward and keeping some background in the layers.
Letting go of some elements and bringing in some other shapes, loving the process and not getting too attached to outcomes... not easy.
Deciding to darken some areas gave the opportunity to bring some new shapes and details in to the mix. Part of what I love about this process is the thoughts and journeys my mind takes as I mix colors, think about what shapes I want to use, how letting go allows me to listen to my instincts.
So I'm sitting with this and listening for what comes next...
Meanwhile, I just launched a new facebook page at …
True change comes from a place of love - a love of self. The Secret to the Journey to Health is learning to love ourselves.
Having recently read the amazing book You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, I've found so many things that resonate on this Journey to Health and being a health coach. This latest art journal entry is an illustration about loving myself on this journey to health.
I have long known that the weight is not about the food and the exercise as much as it is about the mindset.
Our self loathing, lack of love for who we are, and our actions are what truly keep us on the continuing cycle to gaining and losing the pounds. We carry our extra weight as a shield of armor, protecting us from facing ourselves, dealing with our issues, and finding peace of mind versus looking at ourselves with lovingkindness and forgiveness.
The simple act of looking in the mirror and saying "I Love You" can be one of the most difficult tasks for someone who is constantly criticizi…