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Remember This – Week 33

Life Book week 23 was back to an assignment from Tam. It was about drawing deer. So I took the antlers and put them on my girl. It was also about making patterns.

Since my little girl is quite unusual, I decided the text should say: What makes you different is what makes you special, embrace who you are.

Ain’t that the truth?


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

Today I Know – Week 32

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I used pastels and pen on this page. I like how lovely it is.

prompt says: today i know that i am still learning how to

I wrote about learning to love and accept myself.


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

Remember This – Week 32

Life Book week twenty was taught by Serena Bridgeman. I loved, loved, loved her lesson. It was so calm and lovely and I really enjoyed it.

But when I sat down to make mine, all I knew was that I didn’t want to copy hers. I just wanted to do something different. I had just finished a month of painting faces so I decided to make a big face and see where it took me.

It took me to this.

The text says: No one can make you feel anything other than what you allow inside.

I love this one. I need to remember it frequently.

And continuing with my gold obsession, I gave her a gold halo. And of course a little bird on her shoulder.


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

Today I Know – Week 31

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I don’t like mine as much. The background is too dark. I used the brush pen and then acrylics. I’ll have to try this one again at some point.

prompt says: today i know that it is ok if

I wrote about not figuring things out and how if i never do, so what?


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

Remember This - Week 31

Life Book week twenty-one was taught by JenniBellie. As it seems to be the trend lately, my art has nothing to do with what Jenni taught. I loved her lesson but I didn’t want to do it.

So I decided to couple it with my August My Mind’s Eye Assignment. I used the awesome wood paper they have in the Essentials line and I took the girl and journaling idea from Jenni’s lesson.

I painted my girl with acrylics. Painted the edges brown and then the whole background gold. A few lovely MMe embellishments and I was done with what I wanted.

The last touches were adding lines to the background so I could journal all over my page. It’s about remembering that today, this very day, is the most important day.

Something I know but have a hard time remembering.

Yes, still in love with the gold. Look at all that shimmer, how could I not be?


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

Today I Know – Week 30

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I liked this piece of art and I know mine is not as good as the original but that’s ok. I like how it looks like she’s letting pieces of things go, which goes perfectly with my prompt.

I did her with Stabilo All and watercolors.

prompt says: today i know that it is worth it to forgive

I wrote about forging myself.


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

Remember This - Week 30

This week’s page is the final one I did for the Walk. This was the life mapping assignment. All the words are Melody’s. Here’s what I did.

I took my four core desired feelings and my word of the year and then I went through her pages and pages of text and cut each of them that I thought fell into one of my categories. I didn’t overthink the process. I just started it and kept going.

Once I had all my text, I drew 5 circles on my page. I colored them with watercolors. I stamped the words on each circle. And then I just glued down the papers. It was a lot of work but I thought of it like meditation. I enjoyed the process and didn’t worry about the result.

At the end, I outlined the words, the circles and the page.

And I love how it turned out.

Now I have to make sure I read it regularly.


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

Today I Know – Week 29

This week’s art just showed up from my brain. It’s not perfect and I wish I could draw better faces, but alas I am improving little by little. Ever so slowly. This page is done with all watercolors and the Stabilo All pencil.

prompt says: today i know that i might not ever be good at

I wrote about worrying about being good at what i do.


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

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.

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.

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.