World watercolor month Day 11 :Art Journal Entry

 Here’s a ‘summer veiw’ of last a trip to My mom’s. Wish we could have stayed longer. It was nice. Today’s warm-up watercolor became me playing Catch-up as well. 😁 Such is life. Scribbles and bad handwriting actually look pretty good together. Lol. ❤️

  I can’t be the only one who finds sloppiness kinda cool. 😳

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. 

          

Night Owl Chronicles : when Batman’s Away, here’s where I am

*Night Owl Chronicles : Warrior Banners and Art Station Sneak Peak * So, Batman’s working overtime all season since it’s available. Being that he gets off at 5am (on a good night), I’ve been trying to fit myself around his schedule a little more so that I can see him while he’s still awake. So, goodnight, all! I leave you with a glimpse of my Art station and those beautiful Lyme disease banners I’m working on. They are truely coming together. 

  I’m sharing it with the Christmas tree this year. ☺️ Last year I was banished to the dining room. It sucked. I’m sure those of you who have a studio of your own can relate to the pains of losing your creative space. Still, deep felt art is being able to do it anywhere,in my opinion. But still… I’d freakin sucked. So this year, Batman compromised. 

   He’s the best. He really is. Working this overtime, I know it must be a strain on him. He’ll never admit that –  he IS Batman and all- but I know. He leaves at 4pm and clocks out at 5am everyday. He’s home by 5:30 and in bed by 7am….I wake up and start ‘adulting’ at 7am. 😒 Surely, you can see the dilemma here. He’s making a sacrifice , so I can give up my work-to-3am behavior for now. It’s the least I can do for being able to keep a piece of my Art space . 😆

 Question: Where do you like to create your magic? Do you have a designated area or are you a super free spirit that lets the Gutt do the guiding? 

😆 See you at sun up, World.