Here is a round-up of the #printmakingunleashed challenge I took part in last month. I managed to do 23 out of the 31 days. I tried new and rediscovered old techniques. I had a great time… Thank you Traci.
Another month goes by, this year is going so fast….We are at the mid point of the year. I decided that the start of July is a good time to take stock and review the year. Think of all those things that you have achieved and the things that are still on the to-do list. Do they need to be on your list? This is a good time to take stock, shuffle things around and get shit done.
I have decided am going to take part in Makenna Johnston #Bliss100 challenge. At first I thought about writing and doing yoga for the challenge but these are already part of my morning routine. So thinking about it now I am going to do some of the things that I have started and have yet to finish…So I won’t be starting another project I will be finishing off a tonne of cool stuff that I started and have yet to finish! This includes –
- Give your wings dreams
- Write for Joy retreat
- The Desire Map
- Double your Business (6 week course)
- LifeBook 2014
It seems a lot to do but 100 days is a fair bit of time, right? One thing a day from the list above and a bit of movement thrown in for good measure equals #bliss100.
I’m in for the #bliss100! 100 days dedicated to mindful project ass-kicking & life adjusting. Join me! visit Makenna Johnston to find out more.
May was a creative arty month. I took part in the Cass Art watercolour challenge. My work was featured on their blog, exciting stuff.
I am concious of the fact that I could eat healthier and add things into my diet that would make a big difference. But with all habits it is hard…I regularly miss days of not eating enough fruit or veg, it is not because I don’t like them it is just because I don’t have a routine! When I worked 9-5 I always ate fruit. 11 o’clock I ate a banana, 3 o’clock I ate nuts and an orange and for the walk home I ate an apple! I walked an hour each day. Fast forward 8 months – I work mostly from home and have no routine. The only regular thing I do is go to yoga on a Tuesday morning.
Yesterday evening I finally watched “Food Matters”. I know only about 5 years late, wow what a life changer. Everyday I see healthy eat posts on Facebook but they don’t really sink in, it is just another post/photo of food. But me choosing to sit and watch it, has made me wake-up and realise that we can change how we feel and what happens to our bodied by being conscious of what we put into it. So from now on I am going to eat an apple a day and have a handful of nuts. It is the start of me being ‘heal‘thy and the best way to start anything is with baby steps.
February photos; lots of art and creative time. Still loving Lifebook and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in gaining more confidence and learning more techniques.
I found my first word of intention in 2013. My word for 2013 was ‘BELIEVE’…I was the passenger in our car while my husband drove us home after spending 6 days with family. Not feeling too great, I was drifting/meditating and the word ‘believe’ was brought to my attention, it just popped into my mind. It felt so right.
‘Believe in myself, believe in others and believe in the universe’.
The following images are words for friends –
This year my word is going to be ‘FOCUS’ and with a little bit of ‘OPEN’ sprinkled in for good measure. This year I need to finish artwork, jobs and projects. I also need to ‘focus on the journey, not the destination’.
‘The secret of change is to FOCUS all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new’. Socrates.
Now I just need to focus on doing a piece of art work for me that says ‘FOCUS’!
If you would like your word made into a piece of art visit my shop.
Today my life-coach Makenna reminded me that in life you are allowed to let go of the ‘shoulds’. Some of my ‘shoulds’ are being looked at by me and maybe they don’t belong in my life….I should write a bio for my blog; maybe I could have a load of photos, a photo of my vision board, a photo collage of things I like to do and a collage of my artwork, they say picture is worth a thousand words (inspired). I should sell my work and be an artist; I think you can be an artist without selling your work. I should write a to-do list and do all of those things on it and if I don’t do them then it means I am not doing enough! I should write a blog post at least once a week and then get pissed at myself when I haven’t done it. I was reminded that; why do it if you don’t enjoy it, why force it, if you don’t like it, why would you do it? I should do this and that, I should know what I want to do with my life and I should go to bed early! No more shoulds in my life.
Makenna also introduced me to the Desire Map by Danielle LePorte and I just fell in love with her and her style. So now I am learning and thinking about how I want to ‘feel’ and how to get things done at the same time. ‘Inspired muchly’.
Hehe I just thought to myself ‘I should put a photo with this post…well I am not going to!
There are only 4 days left to sign up for the Amazing Biz & Life Academy before the price doubles, it is currently $199 and it is only this price until the end of this month… If you have been thinking about joining now is the time to jump in.
I joined up awhile back and have been inspired by the Creative Goddess course and I am really looking forward to starting the Business Goddess E-Course on the 1st October. I really need the guidance and inspiration at this time in my life. I am now self-employed and really want to make a living out of the things I love, along with other adventures on the way.
Read Leonie’s article here if money is an issue.
The Amazing Biz and Life Academy is not just for business owners, there is a whole section filled with life resources to help you transform your life – creativity, health and home. Meditation kits and goal workbooks to help your dreams come true.
If you are a business owner it will help in these areas –
If you are thinking of starting a business from your passions
If you already have a local business and would like to start using online marketing to grow your business
If you already have an online business and want to grow it quickly and joyfully
If you are crazy busy in your business and need to create more leverage
If you want to double your business in income each year.
I think it is well worth the money and I am planning to get stuck in.