Positive creative endeavors that foster friendships lead to an atmosphere where artists can cultivate forgiveness and enhance the gratitude attitude that leads to a more authentic life. Spending time with friends that give unconditional support for our emotional and spiritual needs is more fulfilling and leads to happier experiences.
Happiness is a healthy choice. Choosing strategies that lead to expressing positive feelings and serene thoughts will allow more time for creating art and sharing.
Meditating and slow breathing will make time for more gratitude about sharing the fun of making art happen. Stay in the moment and breathe in peace and joy. Kindest Regards, Lin
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wow I love serendipity moments. This is when I come upon a trash to treasure find that someone actually put into a trash bin. I asked permission to take out some unmatched socks and they said YES. NOW I am sock hopping happy to have them. This looks like a new bunny project made from upcycled and recycled socks. Women, men, and children socks are so cool when you can cut and sew them up into ears, arms, legs, and little chunky bodies. I feel like the eyes , nose, and mouth will come to me later. I believe the socks combined with my recycled sweaters will make some great combo softies and plushies. WOW what fun I am having. By the way I love fiscars scissors!!!! Tell me about your sock inventory. I love to hear what someone is doing with a sock that is just a loner looking for some fun. Kindest Regards, Lin
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Enriching ones life with the benefits of creating a spiritual journal may take a boost now and then. Here is a great little book on PRAYER: The ONEWORLD BOOK OF PRAYER a treasury of Prayers from around the world compiled by Juliet mabey. This little book can help prompt the memory of the spiritual kindness of others and give you ideas for spiritual journaling theme pages. Look around and see what is happening at the spiritual level and write a prayer of thanksgiving of your own. Gratitiude journals are meant to lift your spirit. When you lift your spirit those around you are also benefiting. I hope you all know that I am a collector of great quotes on spiritual journaling topics. I hope you will all submit me one or two. Thanks for listening. Kindest Regards, Lin
This last trip took me to the foothills of Colorado and the snow tipped mountains of the mighty rocky mountains. It lifts my spirit higher to breathe deeply the mountainous air. The sun definitely feels closer and warmer at that height. I went scavenging to Archiver's and Michael's to look for the perfect archival papers and stash them for photo journaling and memory making. I also found stickers. yea yea. Adding to my repertoire of great resources there are three that make my best of list for May. 1) Scrapbooking YOUR FAITH by Courtney Walsh ( these are pages and pages of layouts that celebrate your spiritual beliefs and make me excited to show what God is doing and documenting what GoD has done.) 2) Faith Books and Spiritual JOURNALING Expressions of Faith through ART by Sharon Soneff (Wow the examples will take you places to express your truest self). 3) Altered Book Collage by BarbaraMatthiessen ( some truly great examples of how to recycle and upcycle any vintage materials you have laying around... this inspires me to make a keepsake journal or pass on an heirloom for others). There is a lot of love and care put into these resources I hope they will challenge you to reach new levels of visual journaling. Kindest Regards, Lindy