Now is time for something else

We have to set our priorities, right? And self-care is currently my number one. My mood is strange but bright colors help and messy pages seem to reflect my state of mind and emotions. That is how it should be. That’s what art journals are for…

I cut a new stencil yesterday (white flowers on the spread). I am out of transparencies have to go shopping today…

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Procrastination

What else to call it?! I am very good at it… Hell no! I am excellent. I hate myself for wasting time and for delaying things I don’t enjoy doing and sometimes I don’t enjoy anything. Like these days… I’ve become too fat and realised that if I do not pull myself together, it is going to be totally out of control. It’s not out of control yet :). So, I have started a diet from Monday and it is supposed to last for 7 weeks in which I need to lose 7 kilograms which should bring me to my ideal weight. So, do I have to say that I am bit on edge since Monday? And that things are even harder to do than usual? Right… I had fun creating my “Food Mood and Diet Diary”. I’ve cut a few stencils. I almost did zero journaling since Monday.

Anyway… Life goes on, diet or no diet… And this is what I created since last time I posted:

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This one is done for Life Book 2016. Fun and easy with watercolour pencil and watercolours.

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Then I cut this little stencil and tried using watercolour on it. It was good. I covered it later with gel medium as I intend to work on top of it. It smeared just a little…

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This one I really like. It’s inspired by Moon Child from Never Ending Story. They say she had white hair and golden eyes… anyway this is what came to me. I used my new stencil in the background and oil pastel on top. The effect is quite nice plus I have blisters on my fingers from smearing the oil pastel on top of modelling paste. Ouch!

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Finally, this I started today. It’s a new lesson in Life Book 2016. I was feeling so uninspired this morning, but I tried to follow the instructions from the lesson and it worked. The colors made me almost ecstatic with joy. I was amazed. Art is truly healing, people!