Everyday Brave – Week 19

Here’s this week’s layout, a little food and some clothes.

The left side here is an assignment for a class where I drew my cakepop as I ate it :)

And the right side is just a dress I liked and a belt. I was running out of ideas on what to draw.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose – Week 19

This week’s pick is about giving. It says “i stop and celebrate small victories.” To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give. I wanted to have much fun with paint on this one. I love all the colors on it. I want to remember to give. To be open. To have a sense of abundance. I feel that abundance in my core.

some sweet shimmers on this one:


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self - Week 21

This week’s page was another Life Book lesson. One by Tam and her class was a bit different but I did my own version with my own happy colors. Each of the hearts holds something that feels good to me.

Note to self: life is full of magic moments and opportunities. there are a lot of things i love to do. when the tougher times come, it’s good for me to remember those things. they are what make me happy. and they are always here, no matter what.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave – Week 18

Here’s this week’s layout, I did this when we were planning to go skiing.

The left side here is goggles and skis

And the right side is a tram but then Nathaniel got sick and we couldn’t go so I drew his medicine and fever.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose – Week 18

This week’s pick is about being serene. Journaling always centers me. It helps me clear my thinking. Gives me perspective. Helps me remember what I love most and what matters most. It’s the way the wiser version of me comes out.

little shimmers on this one:


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self - Week 20

This week’s page was another Life Book lesson. One by Jane Davenport whom I love.

The message on this one says: I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.

Note to self: do things that make you come alive. hold on to the joy. Embrace it and don’t let it go. It doesn’t matter what others like or don’t like. what matters is that you honor what makes your soul dance.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave – Week 17

Here’s this week’s layout.

The left side here is a pair of boots that I liked. They are drawn from a photograph.

And the right side is a workdesk. the perspective is not perfect but i still love it.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose - Week 17

This week’s pick is about being brave. It says “you have to be open to new possibilities, and take steps towards being brave so that you fee more alive.” See how I worked so many of my core desired feelings into that one? :)

some sweet shimmers on this one:


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self - Week 19

This week’s page was another Life Book lesson. One by Lynn Whipple which was about making a jar with all the things that make you happy.

No added message on this one, since there were so many words on it already.

Note to self: remember that there are always people, things, thoughts, places, activities that bring you joy at any moment. and even when things are tougher, most of these things are still available to you.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave – Week 16

Here’s this week’s layout, not my super favorite but the trick is to keep going.

The left side here is a government building i liked and wanted to draw. It didn’t come out looking the way i’d hoped but that’s ok.

And the right side is supposed to be a bed. Somehow I find beds really hard to draw.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose – Week 16

This week’s pick is about serenity. There’s nothing like the outdoors and tall trees and soft, gentle wind to remind me of what matters most. To bring me back to the place of serenity and calm and connection with nature. It always grounds me and I wish I did it more often.

just a few shimmers on this one:


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self – Week 18

This week’s page takes its inspiration from Mati Rose McDonough’s lesson from Life Book 2015. Her little boat made me so happy that I needed to do one myself right away. I loved working on the background of this page. I just played with the colors I loved and didn’t overthink any of the process. That’s generally when magic happens.

The writing says: always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

This is a perfect quote for someone like me. someone who always worries. Someone who imagines bad things in her head a lot. Someone who isn’t always all that optimistic. I want to change all that. I want to believe in magic and that it’s not only possible but probable in my life. I’ve been so lucky, so incredibly fortunate in my life that I owe it to the universe to honor its wonderfulness.

here’s a front view it’s less shiny:

Note to self: be open to the possibility of wonderful. full of wonder.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.