30 Days of Affirmation Art day 2: Ready

  

30 Days of Affirmation Day 2 posted! I hope you enjoy watching the process as much as I do making it. But more then that, I really hope these Affirmations help you get through this thing called ‘life’. YouTube : OpaChi Artist  to watch the full time-lapse video. ❤️ or just click Right Here 

My main 2017 Resolution… 

   I’m on YouTube! I told myself this year will be the year I reach out in a different way. See my daily affirmation art process in action on my new Art channel on YouTube. I’m kinda nervous, but I’m using that as courage fuel! I know I can do this… It’s brand Spanking new, so YouTube lovers, art collectors, and all the in-between, check it out! Like and subscribe! Just hop on YouTube and search : OpaChi Artist. My goal is to post upload everyday (or every other day) since these are “daily affirmations. Hopefully this will be a bigger gateway to a brighter, more self sufficient life as well.  Enjoy. I’d Love to hear what you think. 😘 

Daily Affirmation : Work In Progress

    This is a rough draft and color test for a bigger painting I’m working on. I ended up really liking it and framed it to see. Yeah, I think I’ll finish this “rough draft” eventually and see where it leads. But the big painting will have her in different colors. This is the beginning of yet, another OpaChi chapter in my life. My New Year is all about making my name mean something in the artist/artisan world. 

 🎀Today’s Affirmation : I am The New Year🎀 

Now, this isn’t about being or acting snooty or big headed. It’s about helping yourself believe that you ARE important enough. YOU Do matter, as we all do. So why not share your gifts with the world and watch it explode with passion for you and themselves? Do you see how that works? Positivity is just as contagious as negativity can seem to be. Sometimes seeing someone do something brave is all that’s needed to unlock your own passion. 

I have a friend who purchased this ⬆️⬆️ art from me. She said my posts have made her want to draw and she loves it. It’s “so relaxing”, as she put it. To me, that was more rewarding then the sale…. But the sale was nice too. Let 2017 be the start of your never ending story. Never stop learning and never give up on your goals and dreams. 

What’s your new years resolutions? Are they believable and doable for you? 

Happy new years, everyone. Light and love. L 

Daily Affirmation Art :The Force 


First off, R.I.P Carrie Fisher. 😢 In honor of her amazing life on earth, I did a caricature of her. 

❤️ Today’s Affirmation : The Force is with me Always ❤️ 

To me, the force is another way of saying something within you that you cling to all the time. Especially during tough times. The force could be thoughts of what keeps you going. Your reminder for why what do what you do. It could be thoughts of the dreams and goals you are currently striving for. The people in your life that you work hard for. Like Chi, the force is anything and everything positive in your life that pushes you to go just ‘one more day’.

 So what is your driving force? What keeps you going further then you did the day before? I hope everyone is having a great week. ❤️

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 : 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. 

Night Owl Chronicles :Change is Good : Daily Affirmation 

   I know it’s Thursday (already Friday for some of you ☺️). Here’s a  glance at my week so far,minus Thursday . Changing my routine a little, like my pork out at night, is an adjustment. I’m not sure why I decided to do it, but the change made it fresh for me again, I guess. Working out usually wakes me up, but I  think it’s calming my mind down now. I still do my Night-owl thing, but falling asleep when I lay down hasn’t been as hard as usual. Change can be good, even one’s you didn’t plan. Especially those.

 ❤️ So, Today’s Affirmation : The changes I make will change my world in a good way.❤️ 

   What other changes have I made this week…  working  with Batman’s overtime schedule , first time at “toddler time”  tomorrow , oh, and I shared some #lineart I’m really proud of today. 🤓 THAT was cool. 

Talk about getting over a “fear hump”  or two. . . or three. 😡 such is life, and I’m damn proud of myself!  I recorded another video of the “Lyme Warriors ” banner today too, but I’ll post it tomorrow . I put alot of energy into my work today. And I plan on doing it all over again tomorrow .

 I know what you’re  thinking, somethings’ off about this line art.  Your thinking,  “why a Mermaid? ” . I’m kidding, the butterfly in the jar?  I don’t know. When I first drew It, it was just an empty jar. Then Batman asked,  “why a Jar? “.  You  see the rabbit hole with a question like that,  right? 🐰 

When  I did the initial sketch, it was 3am,and I was trying to make myself go to sleep. Well, somehow, a pencil and my sketch journal ‘fell’ into my lap while laying down. It was the strangest thing… 🙄

   One thing I can tell you I believe , when you have inspired thought, you have to act on it, no matter what. I can’t remember where I’d heard that before, but it stuck with me. The urge to draw was strong and I still don’t know where the idea came from… L. 

          

9 Morning Sketch/Paint Inspiration/creativity

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**Morning sketch/paint session**, my coffee. Maybe I’ll add the words “good morning” and hang it in the kitchen above the coffee pot for a while… Hmmm❤❤❤☕❤❤❤☕ Is it weird to hang your own work?? I didn’t think so ☺ I read alot (suprise suprise) and alot of the time, it says “don’t fall in love with your work, you’ll never sell them”. I disagree.  I think if you hang and love what you do and make, your love does go into that project on a deeper level. Others will feel what you feel and will love you for the feeling they get when they look at your work.
  That’s how I see it. I wonder if others do too?