Daily Affirmation : Ready and Willing.. 


   Good morning, early birds and night owls! So, we all have goals. I’m. Sure of it. And sometimes, we fall short of those goals for a thousand different reasons. Unfortunately, none of those reasons matter. When you fall down, you get back up and keep trying. Staying in a “forever ready” attitude could mean the difference between finally completing your goals and getting stuck in the cycle of ‘try again’. Seriously, you can’t expect to do your best the 10th time around if you are doubting or dreading that reset. 

 ❤️ Today’s Affirmation : I AM READY ❤️

 Be ready and stay that way. The build-up of enthusiasm (being ready) may be exactly what you need to help you achieve those goals every time. It really doesn’t matter if you fall short. It’s going to happen sometimes. What matters is what you do next. So, I ask you. Are you READY? 

    When I first started drawing as an adult, this (⬆️⬆️) was all I thought I could do. Sketches for Artisan works of mine. I didn’t have a lick of confidence in myself. I seriously thought I was wasting my own time. But it felt right, somehow? If felt like I was disappointing the world by not trying. Eventually, after falling many times, I got better… 

… And better still… 

Placing me at a point where I can say I’m well on my way to NOT  sucking. You too can stay ready and tackle any thought that tells you otherwise. Stay ready with enthusiasm and watch the change in outcome. It’ll blow your mind. Light and Love. L

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Night Owl Chronicles 

 A little “Night Sky”  practice for one of my current commisions. I couldn’t sleep and the kids are so congested, all I hear is sniffling and attempts to breathe during those sniffs coming our of their room. . Poor babies. Batman is still working, so why not I?! Lol! I’m in love with making night skies. That’s not weird, right? Happy creating, all. 

What do you do when you can’t sleep? 

Oh, commissions are currently open. I have three now, no biggies. I’m ready to take on even more. 

Daily Affirmation Art : Holly Jolly! 


 So , why Jolly? Well, it’s definitely a Christmas-y themed word. But I don’t mean “Ho ho ho” Jolly (I just wanted to draw Santa), I mean the kind of Jolly that makes you feel all warm and loved inside. Still not with me? Okay, close your eyes and think of something, someone, or some act that brings you pure joy at first thought… You feel that? Yep, nice and Jolly. 😆

🎄❤️ Today’s Affirmation : Today, I Am Jolly🎄❤️ 

Choose happiness over irritation today. Choose Joy over anger –  even when you get cut off in traffic. No need to take that personally. Some people are just born jerks. That doesn’t mean you have to be and it definitely doesn’t mean it has to ruin your whole day. So, remember this one for today or feel free to share your own Affirmation for today in the comments. Light and live, TGIF! ❤️

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. ❤️

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 in Line Art for ☺️


 So, I know we’re (maily) grown ups or getting there. But I’m a big believer in learning and knowing that there is always something you can learn. My difficulty, drawing hands. But I’m also learning new crafts to sell, watercolors, and making my skill better all around. ❤️Today’s Affirmation : I will never stop learning❤️ Happy Sunday, all. Light and love. 

Tuesday Morning : Daily Affirmation : FEAR . . . 

      Mornings are becoming really important to me. Being a workgat-home-mom, there’s no such thing as a day off. So, mornings when my oldest is at school and Batman and baby sleep, the silence is Golden. This morning I’m pushing myself to Practice Practice Practice. It’s a mindset I’m trying to stick with. I have so many great ideas and little FEAR monsters keep trying to take my courage away from me. 

    If you don’t believe a thing like fear can be crippling, you haven’t had a real conversation with yourself. Plain and simple. So, baby steps. That’s what I’m doing. Taking super ant-sized baby steps when I need to, and giant leaps when I really try to. I believe that’s called LIFE, ladies and gentlemen. LIFE… 
**Today’s Affirmation : Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real ** You can’t take a mental fear and hold it in your hands, can you? It can’t jump out of your brain and find a weapon to kill you with, can it? (I hope not 😑) So, what exactly IS there to fear?… I think I just saw it click for you. Say the affirmation whenever you feel a twinge of fear bubbling up.  Close your eyes , if you have to, and say it. Feel it. Remember it. It’ll get you through the day. 

Let’s dig a little deeper, here. So, it can’t kill you. Hell, you can’t even see it. Taking that step into something scary (like art) won’t kill you, so why not? I gave my fear a phrase and now it no longer scares me. That’s the key.  Give it a little life just to get rid of it. Give it a silly face and, mentally, slam the door on it. You think I’m kidding, nope. Totally serious. We have such powerful minds, we could conquer a full day and still have time to make love at sunset. We have the mental power to conjure up tears or come up with a cool project for a competition. So, why not? Imagination creates worlds. Never forget that.☺️ 

Daily Sketch Past a FEAR


Happy Tuesday, Beautiful Souls. ️❤️ I have some fears to conquer and “Lyme Warriors” banners to finish. 

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?