Daily Affirmation : Life, the gift

 

5 More Days (including christmas)!!! I swear I’m as excited as Danielle. Emma is 2, so she’s just excited to spin the ornaments on the tree when I’m not looking.

 ❤️🎄️Today’s Affirmation : The Best Gift Is Life🎄❤️ 

It’s easy to get caught up in the goings on of life that we may not realize we are just “going through the motions” and not really “living” it. It’s so easy. Trust me, I know. Take a few steps back every now and then today and just breathe in all that’s around you. Even in tough moments (I had three today), remembering to breathe instead of spaz gets me through it quicker then suffering in silence. We are alive. We can make choices and do fun things and hard things and all the in between things. Life… ‘Nuff said. ❤️

Daily Affirmation : Cheerful Artist

  So, being that Christmas is just 6 days away (yay!), I decided to make this week’s affirmations holiday themed and meaningful. Today was a great day. I caught up with family, and spent time with loved ones. I even snuck in a little commissioned work. I’m feeling blessed and cheerful for sure. Even in the down moments, I keep smiling. 

❤️Today’s Affirmation : I am full of Cheer ❤️ 

Keep that cheerful light burning within you all the way to Christmas. With or without gifts, and no matter your religion, you can’t deny the power of warmth that comes with this holiday season. The kind of warmth you suffer through the year for. I lost my taste for true Christmas when I was a kid. Batman brought my love back. I feel like a kid again, watching those packages come here and knowing what’s in it is for me. Life rocks. 

Happy Monday/Tuesday! (Its midnight, here) ❤️ Let see how amazing we can make this week. Light and love. L

Daily Affirmation: Focus

    

A doodle of my acrylic easel ❤️

   

    So, I was asked a few days ago what a good affirmation for focus is. There are so many to count – all made by the believer – but I do use a few myself. Focus is essential if you are trying to complete a task and just don’t have the feels for it, or your kids are giving you a long long account of their day… yes, focus is definitely needed there. Sometimes I’ll catch myself thinking of the Pokémon theme song in the middle of one of Chi’s shfills about a dream she had months ago.😏  She’s too cute.

Watercolor Love

   Focus has never been one of my strong suits. I mean, don’t get me wrong, once I’m going on a project, I’m in the Zone. I guess it’s more of a ‘focus-on-focusing’ thing? I don’t know. All I know, is it was getting in the way of my progress in this work-from-home-mom/artisan dream of mine. I believe when one is focused, they are absorbed in what they are doing. Almost to a point where you don’t even hear what’s going on around you. In the zone, baby! I love going there, but having a toddler can make that really hard. (Batman is a huge help when he’s home, but he works a lot.) 

So when I thought up one a few months back I wanted to make sure “absorbed” was in there somewhere. To invoke it within me every time I said it.

❤️Today’s affirmation: I am Absorbed by all that I do…❤️

Close your eyes and breathe the words in and out. It’s a great reminder to get back on track and just how important being on track means to you. It’ll reignite your goals in a different way, through your focus and drive. I know this, because it worked for me. Now, when my mind wanders (or I pick up my phone and start social surfing instead of working) , I snap back and say it. It gets me mentally back in line instantly. I think the more we say an affirmation, the faster it will come to work in your life. Mental reconditioning, if you will. I hope this helps even just one of you today.Do you have Focus affirmations that you say and would like to share?

Light and Love. L

 

 

 

Daily Affirmation Through Illustration : Play Your Cards Right

 So I’m sure we’re all familiar with a saying about life dealing you unknown cards. Some cards suck, and some are great. So, just play them as they come and do it with grave. Sometimes the best ideas and outcomes come from the worst of cards. 

❤️ Today’s Affirmation : I will play life’s cards with Grace❤️

Grace means to do something with elegance. So, if you don’t like a card your dealt, keep that smile plastered in to help you get through  it. Keep thinking positively because, as I said, sometimes, the BEST ideas or outcomes come from a bad card. You can see that situation and freak out, or take a deep breath and just see what happens. Make the best ‘feel good’ decision and go for it. Feeling good matters. It’s the gateway to getting the things you want in life. If anyone would like me to go deeper into why it matters, let me know. That topic deserves its own post. ☺️ I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Light and love. L. 

Daily Affirmation thru Illustration : Unavoidable Mondays

     

    It’s Monday again. I know , I know, but hear me out. We are here, so we  may as well make the best of it, right? It seems on Mondays, the entire human race is cranky and unhappy. I think we all have a problem with letting the weekend go. Especially Sunday –  our day of rest. But be mindful of your thoughts at all times. Thoughts create things, so if you wake up and start your day, cranky, it’ll only continue since that’s the signal you are sending out to the universe. So, today’s Affirmation to combat this emotional warfare is the simplest thing you can say, that works the best. 

 ❤️ Daily Affirmation : Peace, be still ❤️ 

   Such a simple phrase yet at any given moment, it could be the very phrase that saves your day or stops you in your tracks when you feel a swear building in the back of your throat for the driver who cut you off on the road… again . This morning while taking my oldest, Chi, to school, I was cut off. I got mad but only because I was still so tired. Still, since I didn’t check myself emotionally, it happened two more times before I made it to the school.😒  The school is a three minute drive up the road. I had to check myself. I was spiraling down the wrong rabbit🐰 hole  and I knew it would only get more frustrating. Once I said the Affirmation, it didn’t matter what happend to me. I was blind  to the stupidity of others because I changed my focus. Sure enough, nothing else happend. 

   When you feel anger, irritation, sadness, or just overwhelmed, say this Affirmation. Take deep breaths and say it (eyes closed or open). You’ll feel at peace so fast, you won’t remember why you were mad to begin with. L. 

Daily Affirmation : Beyond the Galaxies to success

   Batman told me “No housework today. You need a day off too.” I’m stubborn, but he got a quiet “okay” from me. So, I’ll be happily painting and gaming today!! 

    I painted so much yesterday, I was dreaming of color blending. I woke up shocked because I never remember my dreams but I’m so happy it was about something I love… I believe once you dream in sleep what you dream awake, you’ve reached a whole new spaceship to success. 

   NOTICE, I said “spaceship”… It’s only up from here, baby. ❤️

 ❤️❤️Today’s Affirmation : I will make my dreams a reality❤️❤️ 

Do you remember your dreams? Have they ever inspired you to keep going? Dream bigger? 

Last Week @ a Glance (nov 28-Dec 4) / Daily Affirmation 

    Artist mom life… Check out the quote I wrote for this week. 🤓 what does this mean to you? To me? Well, celebrate every success, big and small, but don’t linger there and think you’ll still grow closer to your goals. If you aren’t careful, in a blink of an eye, you could be working your way from the bottom up again. It happens, trust me. Always keep it moving forward. 
❤️ Daily Affirmation: I will always keep moving forward❤️

I’m getting better at balancing housework and my art work. It’s Not Easy but totally doable. The only frustration is finding some time during the day (other than 6am) to work peacefully. 

  Having this little booger floating around while I’m focused is ridiculous and hard. She’s the little ninja of the house. Silent, quick, and curious. Bad combinations. Still, I’m figuring this all out. I’ll let you k of if I come up with a surefire plan. ❤️

   I think I’m getting another calender for Christmas. I hope so. I’m going all crazy on it! I don’t know, I’m such a sucker for keeping track, colorful pens, and… Stickers…. Don’t judge me. 😌 

How about you? Are you a calender keeper? Do you have to balance art and kids?

                   L. 

Daily Affirmation : What self-doubt? 

   I’m pretty sure we’re all familiar with the saying “I am my own worst critic”. To that, I say there’s a reason why it’s call an ‘old saying’. We can learn a lot from our history. Especially old sayings made by the millions who had to go through it themselves to find out. Don’t let how you feel about your creation cloud the beauty thats really there. You just can’t be that simple-minded anymore and expect life the go smoothly regardless. It just doesn’t work that way. So, this goes off something I said before, be your biggest cheerleader instead. Self-doubt is deadly and dream stopping, if you let it be. 

❤️ Today’s Affirmation : Today, I wash away all self-doubt” ❤️ 

 (Close your eyes and take some breaths. Then say it three times between breaths.) 

Now, I suggest three times the first time you say it. To get your mind going on the right foot, for a change. Then throughout the day, whenever you hear that doubtful brain of yours bringing you down, stop and say it again. In your head, out loud –  whatever it takes. You can control your thoughts. And to rid yourself of self-doubt daily can really be life changing. It worked for me today. 

 I hate to post so late on my daily affirmations, but I just wanted to finish the sketch so bad –  teaching myself along the way. Like these bubbles. 🤓

   Watercolors are so much fun, and so forgiving. It makes creating easy for me. So, Affirmations for the week so far.  I hope you use this one. I’d love to hear how it went for you by the end of your day. L. 

Daily Affirmation : Gratitude keeps it going 

So, I think Wednesdays are officially including mailing out orders and coupon clipping. 😑 It’s unavoidable. Lol. I know I’m not the only mom who may or may not leave a pile of coupons sitting. Sometimes, too long…. That’s a habit I’m trying to break. Im forever grateful for every order to fill and coupon to clip. Without the coupons, there’s no savings. And without my friends, customers, and clients, my business would still just be Wishful thinking. I won’t bicker over the time it takes to clip these stupid coupons, and I won’t let naysayers stop me from bringing joy to others through my work. It’s my JOB and I love it.

 ❤️Today’s Affirmation : I AM too blessed to be bitter. ❤️ And so are you. Live your dreams, no matter what, or you will never be truely happy. I also have an art commission I’m starting today for a good friend who needs a smile. I have so many ideas!

I’m feeling so good, I painting this with my new watercolor set. 

Did you smile? L. 

Daily Affirmation Drawing: My own Joy… 

So, if you are anything like me,  having a dream and making that dream happen a little each day is an awesome feeling. But sometimes that awesomeness can be bitter sweet. When you are proud of a project and share it with the world, with not much response in return…. It can be discouraging.

   I ask myself,  “Is this really neat or am I just happy I did it?” and “I guess I need more practice”. It didn’t take me long to realize I had unknowingly started to base my ability in the amount of attention a project got.  When did this happen?! How did I let what others thought matter more??   I’m so proud of everything I’ve made and will make.

❤️ Today’s Affirmation : My Joy Comes From Within.  ❤️

   Don’t end up like me and waste your time trying to change what you fell in love with about yourself, just to please the audience. The joy within you is so much more rich than the riches designer  on the planet. Close your eyes today, and find that warmth within you just by thinking about the things you love about you and what you do. Sometimes we gotta remind ourselves of that every now and then . Our reasons, our goals. It’s something I’m still working on. I got this and so do you.

QuestionWhat are some creations of yours that you are proud of?  🤓

Light and love. L.