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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.

Nathaniel Reads to Mommy – Week 15


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. 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.

A Book a Week – The Maid's Version

After The Rosie Project, I picked up The Maid’s Version for something more serious. And more serious it was.

I’d never read Daniel Woodrell before even though I’d seen The Winter’s Bone in the movies. Having read this book, I am confident the movie must have been so inferior. Woodrell’s writing is nothing short of amazing. The words, the phrases, the whole thing is just excellent.

Even though the subject matter is tough and it jumps around a bit more than I’d like, this is a short book and it’s a literary joy. If you like really well-written books, this is one not to miss.

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.

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.

A Book a Week – The Rosie Project

I picked up The Rosie Project thinking it was going to be light and simple. As it turned out, it was super funny and lovely to read. It was also hilarious. It wasn’t deep and heavy but it was so funny that it made up for everything.

If you’re looking for a quick read one that’s really fun, I really recommend this one.

Savor Project – 2014 – Spread Twenty-Three

This week is a mish mosh. Hiking, swimming, Jake’s parents leaving, Yona coming.

so happy.


Savor Project 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.