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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 19

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItToday’s art journal is an awesome example of what I like to call, “it looked really cool in my head.” What you see before you, not so much. And that’s okay. I think sometimes our brains have these really cool ideas that the rest of our bodies, in my case, my hands, are not ready for yet. I did that the other day. Princess was showing me some of her gymnastics moves, and one reminded me of a yoga pose I used to know how to do. I tried it, and ended up looking like a total fool flopping over the living...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 18

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in art journaling, artist, imperfection, perfection, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItZowie, I’m tired. It’s been a long day, and I took on a semi big project. My office has been a mess lately, so today I went ahead and started cleaning it. And by cleaning, I mean reorganizing and finding places for things. And filing. Yikes. Does anyone hate filing as much as I do? The good news is that I have all of my tax receipts organized so at least that big job is done. Because I don’t have a regular desk, that means I spent a few hours on the floor tonight organizing things. How does that apply to...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Day 17: Water

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving, Working Moms | 0 comments

Pin ItIt’s a good thing I like these colors, because as you saw, I used them in the previous day’s challenge as well. One of the things I’ve learned with my busy kids, is that I still have to carve time out for myself, to do things I love. If that means working on my art journal while waiting for them at their activities, then that’s what I do. I have pictures last year of me at play practice, working on revisions for a book. I sat in the corner revising while the kids were all on stage practicing. Sometimes...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Day 16

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItAdvance warning: if you think I used the same colors in Day 16 and Day 17, you are correct. I worked on my art journal at my daughter’s holiday band concert. Um, not the concert itself. During the really boring part before the concert starts because you have to get your kid there super early. I think that’s what I love about this challenge- it’s so easy and portable. Right now, it seems like I am always on the go, and it doesn’t promise to stop anytime soon. Boo! But that’s what I’m really...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 15

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItAh, finally caught up! It seems like December is the month for being crazy, feeling like you’re behind, and that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Precisely why I created this challenge. If you’re just starting, or if you did one day and then got behind, that’s okay. Do what you can, when you can. But take the time to be thankful. You can’t really tell in the picture, but I totally messed up my stick figure. Who can mess up a stick figure, right? But you know, I think that’s what I love...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 14

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItI found a new fun craft to do the other day. I went to my knitting group, hoping to do some knitting, but instead, one of the gals came with a new craft to teach us- quilling! We spent the evening making lovely snowflakes out of paper, and it felt good to be working on a craft that was not only easy, but something I’ve read about in historicals. How cool to be doing something that women have done for hundreds of years. Not only did we have fun at knitting group, but then I brought some supplies home and taught my...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 13

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItI spent all day Saturday working on revisions for one of my books. I holed up at a local Panera and wrote, wrote, wrote. And deleted, deleted, deleted. And wrote some more. The story I’m working on is one that I love. I really want to get it right. So I spent a lot of time going over my words, looking at what I’d written, and, most important, looking at the revision notes from my editor. I’m so thankful to have an editor who takes the time to go through my stories and make good suggestions. They definitely...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 12

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItOkay, so my intention to blog every day didn’t pan out so well. It ended up being a really busy weekend, and I’m just now finding my land legs. So I apologize if you’ve been waiting for my blog posts to get the daily challenges. The good news is that for those who subscribe to my newsletter, you get a free PDF calendar of all the challenges so you won’t have to wait on me. I did Friday’s challenge while listening to my girls practice the piano. I don’t know why, but it always makes me happy...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 11

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItWow… I can’t believe I’m on Day 11. 11 days in a row of blogging might be close to a record for me, and given my busy week, I’m super proud of myself. I’m also slightly delirious from lack of quality sleep. But I kind of love it because it’s teaching me that I can do so much more than I think! Today’s art journal challenge is how much money you have in your bank account. This challenge is all about money, and really taking time to be grateful for every penny you have. We do a lot of...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 10

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItWow, slipping this one in under the wire at 11:59 p.m. I have mentioned it’s a crazy week work-wise for me, right? Tonight I actually had a little fun.  I went to my knitting group and got to spend time with some lovely women who encourage me so much. I just love them. If I didn’t have a topic already planned out, I’d tell you how thankful I am for them. But I guess I just did. Even though they were not the topic of today’s blog, they definitely would fit. Today’s art journal topic is someone...

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