Endless Possibility

>> Monday, November 22, 2010

This has been in my art journal for sometime...she is completely hand drawn using my pigma micron pens on an old journal layered with pages from an old book, some watercolor and gesso.  Scanned her and added the background flowers and word art in digitally. 



>> Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun, playful, bright! Commissioned work for Ellen to Pinky ;)  I just love those girls, they're just so much fun to be with!  Dear Pinky, can't wait for you to come back and "Bloom where you're planted" :)

12" x 24" Mixed Media, Gallery Wrapped Canvas


Believe in Your Dreams...

>> Friday, November 12, 2010

and work for it!  Be very, very prepared to work for it.  I truly believe its about "putting it out there" and "BELIEVING" - having that Faith that you will truly get there....and then TAKING the steps to move towards that direction.

And yes, now I GET IT.  All this positivity movement...daily affirmation, visioning...  You may have a dream, you may have a vision, you may tell yourself every single day that you will have and be this and that...but its all moot if you don't take that one step to get you going in that direction.  Its all moot if you are kept back by FEAR.  Its all moot if you do not truly believe in yourself enough to get there.

I have always been a keen believer in the power of thought and the power of the spoken word.  I don't know if its my innate positive outlook in life but I find that when life does deal you with lemons, you have to learn to make the lemonade..and you better make that lemonade really well :)

And though I may not be the most outwardly religious person, I believe in the power of prayer.  Our dreams are God's dreams for us.  He has supplied us with the raw materials to make those dreams come to life.  He has surrounded us with the people to look up to for inspiration.  How easy to miss all these when we are distracted and looking elsewhere - at the quick, at the easy. 

What are your dreams? What is keeping you from taking that first step? In my previous post I asked, "What would it take to believe in yourself?" 

In my case, what kept me from taking the first step was fear, uncertainty, not wanting to be labeled ridiculous or mediocre.  It was always one reason or another to keep me from doing what was inherently in me. 

What did it take to believe in myself? Finding my art and having family and friends who believed in me, encouraged me, loved me enough to keep me going.  Seeking like-minded people who knew you because they had gone through what you had gone through too, they felt what you felt, took the same first tentative steps, experienced the joy and euphoria of your first creation, knew your satisfaction and happiness when others feel inspired by what you have created, understood the feverish high to keep creating and the crashing low of losing your muse (or mojo). They understood when you couldn't move because you felt too exhausted to think or do anything. These are the women who cared for their households, children and still had to work at their craft, market themselves, blog, maintain websites, tweet and connect to the wonderful community of artists all around the world. 

I took that step.  No one said it was an easy road...but I believe.


What would it take to believe in yourself?

>> Tuesday, November 9, 2010

....have you ever thought about it?

"What Would It Take To Believe In Yourself?"
18" x 12" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Hip Hip Hooray for Studio Doodelle

>> Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I've just gotta say that I'm so proud of my dear friend Rachelle of Designs by Doodelle. This news has been sitting with us for some time but we could not let out even a hint until November 1st.  She is one of the guest designers this November at Scrapbookgraphics!  I'm just positively happy and giddy with her :) I've always hankered to be a Studio Girl but never really pursued designing kits - although I totally love drawing/doodling, I'd love though to collaborate with Rach one day (you hear that Rach? LOL!)

I'd like to introduce:

Doesn't that sound so grand? I'm swooning for you Rach!!!

To mark this event, she's holding a five-day sale of 20% off from November 1 to 5 on her three brand new, exclusive products currently at the shop right now.

PLUS: All those who buy from Studio Doodelle for the entire month of November will get a chance to get the next exclusive release for free! Rachelle will randomly pick a customer throughout this month and RAK her (or him) with a free copy of whatever kit or pack will be next be released at her studio.

I'm so lucky to be able to play with her kits!
Abundant Grace (S4H/S4O)

My layout, I just loved doing this!

 What a Birthday (S4H/S4O)

Silver Charms (S4H/S4O)

Haven't had the chance to play with these yet but I already have something in mind :)  You can drop by Doodelle's blog or head on over to Scrapbookgraphics to purchase these! 

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About This Blog

All about me, my musings, ramblings, fancies, quirks and dreams; the blessings in my life - the kids and their growing years; and my love for digital scrapbooking/design and graphic arts; and my eternal quest to keep learning something new each day and give back in my little way.

This blog used to be 3 blogs which I decided to merge together, my scrapping blog (Pandoras Box of Thought), the blog about my kids (Beyond the Four Walls) and my cooking/recipe blog (Cooking Mama) - all the old posts are still up but I've decided to just post everything in the future in one forum, with all the things I'm doing, I'd like to keep everything in one neat container :)

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