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Remember This – Week 29

Another break from Life Book to show you a page I made for My Mind’s Eye. I really liked all their new cards and wanted to just have fun with the beautiful colors and all the gold. I can’t get enough of gold these days. I want to use it more and more.

This page says: you and me, we are perfect together.

This page is about my husband and how wonderful he is. How he’s always patient with me. And how deeply he loves me and how right he is for me. Of course, we have our tough moments but again and again, he reminds me that I got so very, incredibly lucky when I met this man.

I love you my wonderful husband.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 29

For this week, I picked wait. Wait is different than pause in that it is a specific act I want to do while I listen. When I think the other person is not done, I want to be able to wait longer, better. When I think they are done, I still want to wait a bit longer and see what more comes. I know that if I wait, more always comes. And often that’s where the gold is. So wait I shall.

The lettering I used here comes from a book.

The image here is supposed to be a chair to sit on while I wait.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 28

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I drew this with micron pens and then colored it with Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen which I’ve been enjoying lately.

prompt says: today i know that sometimes i just need to

I wrote about letting myself be sad when I need to be.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 28

Life Book week nineteen was taught by Danielle Daniel. I love the girls Danielle makes. They are different than my usual, more delicate style. I was excited to try them. To learn from her.

I loved her lesson but then I froze up. I just didn’t feel like sitting and drawing.

When I finally sat down, this is what came out.

Here’s what I love. I like her face and her peaceful expression. I like the writing. It says: embrace peace, choose calm. I like the halo-ish lines that make her shine too.

Here’s what I don’t love: I don’t like her clothes, they lack character, depth, interest. I don’t like hands. They are hard. But, most of all, I don’t like the blue background. I am a white background gal through and through. I don’t know how I forgot that.

In the end, one more assignment down and I can’t say I didn’t learn. So, all in all, I put this down on the plus column.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 28

For this week, I picked pause because the first step to being patient is being able to slow down and take things one step at a time. If I don’t pause, and I just jump into action, I can’t do that. Patience is slowing down. Patience is completely stopping where needed. I like the idea of pause because it’s not stop. It implies that there will be a resume coming soon. It implies intentional slowing down.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be the pause sign from a VCR or DVD player, music, etc.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 27

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I used Micron pens to draw the cats and colored pencils to color them in. It was really fun.

prompt says: today i know that i can do this

I wrote about how the ups and downs of managing my day to day life.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 27

Back to Life Book. Life Book week seventeen was taught by Tascha Parkinson. Her style, too, is nothing like mine. Her page was small, sweet, and cute. I decided to make her character gigantic. It’s cute.

Way cuter than I am likely to make on my own. But I like the colors, the way it’s so different, and it’s cuteness too I guess.

The text says: grateful and all the journaling in the background is about all the things for which I am grateful.

Another different page. My goal with Life Book was to practice something different regularly and I am definitely getting that.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 27

A new month is a new theme. Since I have yet another long trip this month, I decided Patiently would be a good goal for this month. I could certainly use more patience. And it’s one of the core requirements of listening, if you ask me. So my intent this month is to slow down. To really be patient and slow and calm. This is not typical for me and it will not be easy but I hope to stick with it.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be an hourglass.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 26

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am sorry the photo is low quality. My camera and I have been fighting on focus. I drew this with my Micron pen and colored with color pencils.

prompt says: today i know that i never want to forget

I wrote about how awesome david’s presentation was and how i want to remember my kids are different from me and that i want to cultivate who they are as they are.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 25

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I drew her with pen and colored her with watercolors.

prompt says: today i know that that the best way for me to live is

I wrote about living day to day.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 25

Life Book week twelve was taught by Traci Bautista. I love Traci’s style but it’s nothing like mine. This was another one I had to sit on for a few days. When I finally sat down to create, I decided to just have fun with it.

I have mixed feelings about the final results. Another page I would have never really done on my own. But I like it too. It’s different. Vibrant. alive.

The text says: You are not your thoughts.

Something both David and I need to remember more often.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 25

For this week, I picked opposite. Sometimes, when thinking about a situation or when faced with something I’ve dealt with many times before, what helps is thinking in a completely opposite way to what my instincts or my past behavior might suggest. I like the idea of doing something completely different and seeing what happens. That’s my intent this week.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be two arrows pointing opposite ways.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.