Wednesday, 30 June 2010

What a week

Well I have had one of the busiest weeks at work for me with the end of the financial year. My head is so full of numbers, payroll, tax and money that it has been really hard to do anything else each night other than chill out and sleep. Luckily tomorrow is the end of the working week for me and I have one week on holidays at home so I will be getting back into my art journalling course.

It has been a great journey for me creatively and internally. It has made me spend time each day on ME which, when you start doing that you realise how much you didn't do it enough before. It has made me ask questions about myself like what really makes me happy, what I think is positive about me and what are my favourite things. After getting over the first hurdle of the blank white page, I feel less afraid of marking it and cant wait to jump in and create each time I get it out. Now the challenge is getting it out every day.

Here are two more pages that I finished last night. The first is the 10 positive things about me.  The second is an indication of where my mind has been this week at work surrounded by numbers.

The course is almost finished now and Kerryanne has set her little chicks free to fly on their own. I must say that I feel a bit like its my first day at big school saying goodbye to Mum for the first time. I want to run back into her arms but I'm excited about being independent. I want to hold on to the security of what I know but know I have to spread my wings.


Janet said...

I like the purple page with all the swirls, and the layer of texture behind it all. And the one about the puzzle pieces and all the numbers. Your pages are wonderful! I'm sure you'll be working in your art journal for a long time.

Also thank you for all your recent comments on my blog and for all the older posts you've been reading. I really appreciate that.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
These pages are fantastic!
Oh yes, I know how you feel without Kerryanne now.
Enjoy your week off and I hope you have plenty of ME time.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Well Lee, I just want to wrap my arms around you and give you a giant squeeze hug, but I really must let you take flight. Your work is beautiful, your head is in the right place and you have embraced your passion... you really don't need me anymore.
Fly my little birdie and remember to enjoy the journey.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Thanks Janet and Anna for visiting my site, I appreciate the feedback.
Kerryanne, thanks to you for introducing me the to world of art journalling in such a way that it is now a passion. Thankyou

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