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. 

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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.

Night Owl Chronicles : Lyme Warriors Project & Creative Fear Blocks. . . 

It’s really really coming together. Just check out those colors! Match made in silky fabric heaven. 😇❤️ How are my fellow night owls doing tonight? ❤️ 
   It’s time for a bit of randomness to help sooth my tired soul. I wanna talk about CREATIVE FEAR for a sec. Creative Fear is that block we sometimes get right when we are about to sit down and start crafting. You know the one. 😏 The , I-know-I-need-to-sew-but-I-have-to-vacuum-first block. 🙄 Oh! Or the, if-I-don’t-throw-a-third-load-of-laundry-in-RIGHT-NOW-my-head-will-surely-explode block. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too. Almost everyday, I’m talking myself in and out of project I’m excited to work on. So, if I’m so excited , why do I keep avoiding it? Creative Fear that I’ll screw up. Yep, something so simple and non existent makes getting my day started that much harder. I know I can’t be alone in this. 

   Look, the first thing you have to do, as I did, is accept that fear is normal and even healthy. If you keep ignoring it, you’ll keep ignoring the creativity clawing it’s way out of your brain. You’ll slip up and miss a great opportunity to someone who took that scary first step. Once you acknowledge it, you can think of the worse case scenario. After you do and realize that the worst case scenario isn’t so bad, you’ll decide whether or not you use your fear as a crutch (creative block) or the necessary blocks to reach your creative goals? 

   I’m just saying. You are not alone and you will get through this creative fear block. Trust me. Because there are millions of these moments you will encounter for the rest of your life. Why not take one scary leap so that all the others you come across don’t seem so far to jump anymore. Happy night owning, fellow artisans. I hope this helped someone out there. ☺️ Do you have any all-the-time creative fear blocks? 

       L.