1. THINKING TODAY
…because I’m rebooting
I have this thing I do when things get hectic. When I should be buckling down and crashing forward I take a few days off instead. It seems crazy, I know, but for me it works. I walk away and take those days and do things totally unrelated to “my to-do list.” Then, when I walk back into that studio I am refreshed and ready to get on my stool and get to work again. I may have lost a few days in the process but it works for me. So today I am rebooting.
2. ART JOURNALING TODAY
…because it makes me happy
There is lots of creating going on over here lately, lots of busy work and deadlines and so sometimes it is nice to just sit down and make colorful art in my journal for no reason at all. I am having fun working in my Juxtaposed Journal this week. I love having pages that are a springboard for creating happy colorful art! There is so much joy to be found in just letting go, taking time to just go and make some art for yourself once in a awhile.
3. TAKING STOCK TODAY
…because simple & happy are key
When I look around the studio, my home, my LIFE, I notice that I have been shifting for a long time now. Shifting toward a simpler, happier. I am finding joy in the little things, and letting go of all the things don’t matter. In the past I have been guilty of letting fear rule me and I continue to concentrate on all the light and joy and that I can find. Whether it is a simple object or a special person I am keeping it simple & happy.
4. FEELING GRATEFUL TODAY
…because our teachers rock
With the official start of Summer just a week away I am feeling especially grateful for our wonderful teachers. They ROCK! Of course they deserved a little treat…and who doesn’t like a colorfully embellished chocolate bar? And while this was something I could hand to them as a token of my, our, appreciation, it doesn’t even begin to touch on how appreciative we are of their hard work and dedication to our children’s education.
5. SWOONING TODAY
…because she melts my heart
This little girl just continues to make me swoon. She is funny and witty and stubborn and creative and all around a joy to be around. She takes her role of princess very seriously, so that means no matter what we are doing, including viewing play doh art videos, we must be carrying our magic wand. I mean, can you blame me for wanting to spend every waking moment in the company of such a royal peanut?