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Listen with Intent – Week 24

For this week, I picked what else. As in what else is there here? What else could I be listening for? What else could they be saying? What else am i missing? What else am i assuming? What else could this person be trying to communicate? What else could be going on? What else, what more, what different is here? The goal this week is to go deeper. Look for more, different, look beyond.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be mountains to imply looking beyond something. Looking for other things on the horizon.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 23

So the first part of being creative is changing my perspective. Listening from a completely different perspective. Slowing down and seeing other possibilities. Stopping my default reaction to things. Really taking the time to look at things multiple ways. Each time an opportunity to listen arrives, I will be asking, what would other perspectives look like here? What’s his/her perspective? What’s mine? Is there another?

The fun lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is from this awesome pin.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 22

A new month and a new intention. This month, I wanted to do something fun so I decided to pick Listen Creatively. How can I change things up? How can I look at the same thing differently? Can I get creative with my listening? What would that look like? What would that sound like? I am not sure what to expect from this month, but I am open to being creative with it.

The creative lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be watercolors.


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

Listen with Intent - Week 21

For this week, I picked walk. Park of listening actively is changing my location and not sitting and listening while I am on the computer, etc. When I take a walk with either of my sons, I listen so much better. I am present, I am paying attention only to them and I listen. So my intent this week is to take more walks. To engage with my family as I walk.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image is from this pin by the awesome Inslee.


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

Today I Know – Week 20

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am still obsessed with figure sketching and I loved this one.

I drew this girl in pencil then drew again with 0.005 micron and used the watercolors to for all the red/pink. The background is yellow watercolors. I am not such a fan of the feet and the legs were so hard but alas, I am learning.

prompt says: today i know that i want to focus more on

I wrote about healing, finding my path.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 20

For this week, I picked reach out. Park of being active, for me, is learning to reach out to others and creating my own social activities. Reaching out to friends, acquaintances, potential friends, or even colleagues. It’s easier and sometimes more enjoyable for me to sit at home, alone or with my small family. So being active is about making the effort to reach out and not waiting for others to.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is a hand reaching. Alas, hands are hard to draw!


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

Today I Know - Week 19

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I am obsessed with figure sketching lately and I loved this one.

I drew this girl in pencil then drew again with 0.005 micron and finally i drew over both with my Stabilo All and used the watercolors to pull the color all over. The background is blue watercolors.

prompt says: today i know it is ok to change my mind about

I wrote about what I like to do.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 19

For this week, I picked engaged. One of the parts of being active for me is to be more engaged in all areas of my life. When with my kids, at work, when talking to Jake, when out in social situations, and even when alone, I want to be more engaged. I want to be fully present. I want to be very conscious of this very moment. I want to be in it. So engaged it is.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is an eye. I wanted it to look like it was looking you in the eye as in engaged but it looks tired and sleepy to me.


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

Today I Know – Week 18

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I loved loved loved this little image.

I drew this page and then colored it using watercolor pencils. I colored the whole background with Neocolor II crayons.

prompt says: today i know that i spent way too much time

I wrote about carrying the weight of my past and feeling broken.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 18

A new month comes with a new category of intention. What I wanted to pick for may was to listen actively. I like the idea of being more active, more outside, more engaged in the spring and summer. I think that I have a tendency to be stagnant, especially in the winter, so I love the idea of being more active.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is a ballerina, when I think of being active both physically and mentally, I think a ballerina represents both.

I really dislike how the spacing worked out in this one. Too much space to the right of the legs and the letters are crunched up. I also don’t like how the legs are softly colored and the lettering is bright black. It just seems off.


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

Today I Know - Week 17

This week’s inspiration comes from Alisa Burke. I love her art, but alas, I really dislike how this page turned out. It doesn’t look anything like how I had hoped.

I drew this page and then colored it using watercolor pencils. I think the background was yellow gelato. I was just so unhappy with it at that point that I just wanted to be done.

prompt says: today i know that i really believe in

I wrote about serving/volunteering and about self-motivation.


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

Listen with Intent – Week 17

For this week, I picked something fun that i know I can always do more: play. I find that while I do some fun things, I do not play as much as I would like to. Well, that’s not really true. I play a lot on my own. Drawing, painting, classes, these are all acts of play for me. But I would like to play more with my kids. I would like to listen to the things they like to play. I would like to listen to them play. I would like to hear the sounds of play. I love this one.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is hop scotch.


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