November 2017 – Art Boards – 13

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This board is an assignment from Brene’s Brave Parenting class. I’d link you to the site but it’s shutting down so I am not sure if it’s a good idea. If you want to know what it is anyway, let me know and I’ll add the link. 

This homework was about “In our house, you always have permission to:”

  • make mistakes
  • be exactly who you are
  • be scared
  • ask for help
  • cry
  • belong
  • ask for what you want/need
  • help each other
  • show up for each other
  • take alone time
  • rest 
  • take risks
  • nourish
  • celebrate
  • shine
  • love
  • listen + talk

Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 12

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And the final assignment for WholeHeARTed Artist + MapMaker class was to think about how I want to feel as I move through my life. I wrote down all these words: 

  • peace
  • strong
  • kind
  • nourished
  • full
  • abundant
  • open
  • receive
  • generous
  • brave
  • engaged
  • bold
  • love
  • mindful
  • present
  • calm
  • intentional
  • shine
  • worthy
  • loved
  • joy
  • light
  • capable
  • whole

So my board is intended to be a representation of all those. I love love loved this class and cannot recommend it enough.


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 11

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This is assignment eleven which is about friendship. I wrote a lot about the qualities of friendships I want and have in my life. Grounding, making me laugh, making me think, challenging me, comfort, kindness, common interest, common life stage, emotionally supportive. People who I can be myself with. People I look up to and learn from. People I am inspired by. People who are kind, nice and inclusive. Those are the people I want in my life. 


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 10

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This is assignment ten and it’s all about money. None of these photos make sense I know. Like Stephanie, I created a green theme to represent money and I kept all my thoughts on my journaling but looking at this makes me think of money and my thoughts so that’s all that matters.


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 9

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This is assignment nine and it’s all about envy. Things I am jealous of (which is things I am craving in my life.) Many of mine are about how I want to look and feel. Connection/community/companionship. Adventure/wonder. Courage and belonging. Calmness. Talent, specifically artistic talent.

So there you go.


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 8

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This is assignment eight, it’s all about how you use your time. Rituals and systems I have and how distribute my time vs my goals. My rituals are:

  • writing the blog
  • writing daily/weekly todos
  • reading/listening to books
  • exercising every weekday
  • sitting outside in the backyard (harder now that it’s colder)
  • cooking for the week
  • making lunches+dinner
  • preparing meals for me (smoothies in the morning)
  • buying flowers
  • weekly family photos

So those are the photos I put this week. Love looking at this one. Feels like home.

 


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 7

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This is assignment seven: body love. I will admit that the first time I got this assignment I couldn’t even read it because I was at such a tough place with my body image. But this time I was in a more open space and I did all the journaling. At the very end, she asks “What can I do to be more in love with my life right now?” And I loved this question. My board is all about that. 

Body and self-care. Baths, massages, meditation, makeup, more smiling. Journaling, learning new things, photography.  Adventures, camping. Reading, resting, connection. Flowers. Volunteering. Giving.  Candles. Art. Gratitude journal. Color. Travel. Family time.

These are the things that make me fall in love with my life.


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 6

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This is assignment six which was a direct response to yesterday’s board. I took every single expectation and turned it around, or found some way through it. I’ve since looked at these pages often to remind myself the perspective that helps me (as opposed to the one that’s not serving me.)


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 5

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This is assignment five. This one was all about expectations. Expectations I have of others and myself. I blurred out the text here because it was all very personal but I can say that almost all of them were expectations I had of myself. Things I tell myself all the time. Ways in which I worry about disappointing others (or myself.) And they weigh me down so much. Which is why I put this photo of the girl in the middle because they make me feel exactly like that.


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 4

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This is assignment four. It’s all about play! This one had me sad at first because I am not sure I know how to play. Then I realized that maybe my definition of what others call play is too narrow. So I decided to define it my own way. Which then opened up a lot of possibilities like taking classes, journaling, scrapping, photography, being with friends, art journaling, and more. 

So here’s to defining things my own way!


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 3

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This is assignment three. It’s all about self-talk. Limiting self-talk and empowering self talk. So I peppered my board with all the topics that create all the negative self-talk in my head. The things I need to remember, the things I try to remind myself, the things that I “know” but can’t seem to really internalize enough. 


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

November 2017 – Art Boards – 2

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This is assignment two. It was about all the spaces in my life. I focused mine on my house and each room in my house. I know you can’t see many of the details but I love the way this turned out in real life. I spent a lot of time thinking about all the rooms in my house and the feeling I want to invoke in each of them.

You can’t see it well but each little square has the name of the room and the feeling/word I want.

Here’s the list:
kitchen – nourished
garage – utility
master bathroom – sanctuary
n’s room – cuddly
my desk – engaging
master bedroom – restore
laundry room – grateful
kids’ bathroom – encouraging
living room – connection
backyard – serene
front yard – community
d’s room – curious
landing – pause
front room – welcoming


Art Boards is a Monthly Project for November 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.