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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.

Listen with Intent – Week 33

This week’s photo is blurry for some inexplicable reason. For this week, I picked observe. What’s the best way to show gratitude? One of the important aspects of being grateful is observing your life and noticing the millions of things you have to be grateful for. If I don’t observe, I miss so many of these.

Here’s the pin where I got the lettering..

What would you see in your life if you were observing more closely?


Listen with Intent 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.

Listen with Intent - Week 32

For this week, I picked celebrate. What’s the best way to show gratitude? With a celebration of course! Once I am aware of all that I am grateful for, celebrating comes naturally to me. I also want to bring back our weekly celebration parties. I will have to think of a creative way to do that. Let’s see what this week brings..

The lettering I used here comes from a book.


Listen with Intent 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.

Listen with Intent - Week 31

Hello August.

For this month, I decided to go with Gratitude. I decided it would be too cliche to leave it to November and I could use some gratitude before the summer is over and I am thrown back into the rush and insanity of school. So gratitude it is. For the last days of summer. For all our awesome vacations. For our lovely little life.

The lettering I used here comes from a book.


Listen with Intent 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.

Savor Project - 2014 - Spread Twenty-Four

This week is all about my sister Yona visiting and David’s Civil Rights Monologue at school.

so happy.


Savor Project 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.

Listen with Intent – Week 30

After a short hiatus on this project, I realized that what was driving me mad was coming up with ideas of what to draw each week. What would line up with the topic. But then I remembered that the intent of this project is to practice lettering and to create intentions around my word each week. Neither of these require a sketch so I decided to forgo it. Onward.

This week is all about smiling. Yet another awesome patience tool. If I smile, it stops me from rushing or from getting irritated. It’s a great tool.

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.