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My Illustrated Life

Sometimes we need a reminder, not to worry about what other people think or how they conduct themselves. Continue to do your own thing, YOU have potential!

#52/ 100 artworks challenge

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Mixed media art: watercolor, pen, metallic marker, cut paper on wood.

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Treading too lightly

The alarm clock sounded, to my dread, it was Monday. My morning began the same way, it was familiar.  The day felt like it was scripted from the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. I questioned my routine. Just before I bolted out the door to work, I received a text message from a good friend, it was a link to an article titled,  5 Ways to have a Ridiculously Amazing Life.  The article was exactly what I needed to read, and confirmed what I was feeling.

Though my day didn’t change much from any other work day, I came to the conclusion that I have been treading too lightly through my days. Should shake up old routines, stomp through obstacles and squash complacency. I came out of hibernation today not to predict the weather (although I sense an early spring) but to predict an amazing life daily!

** If you feel stuck, or complacent in your days, the above mentioned article might be a good place to start.

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Blocks tumble

The process of cleaning and organizing my art space helped to unearth inspiration from previously created drawings. The dust cleared and the wheels began to turn, and the urge to work on multiple projects began. My creative blocks tumbled and crumbled in an instant…. I envision more cleaning in my future!

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Reused material and art: Cardboard cover of book, pen sketch, puffed paint, clear matte medium and a bit of dust!

A reminder

Crazy days, we work hard to keep balance only to feel like a juggling fool…..

Stop clowning around and go with the flow!

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From my sketchbook:  pencil, marker on paper

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Transform

Days shift to nights

we try to hide

we blanket our fears

we are exposed

we wake

we begin to see clearly

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From my sketchbook:  Pencil and pen sketch on toned paper

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The page is my friend

I try to uphold to a morning routine by carving out time for myself before the hectic throws of the day. My commitment to writing three long hand pages (morning pages) began many years ago when I read the book, The Artist Way, by Julia Cameron. The routine of writing everyday clears the mind, relieves stress and allows you to tap into your well of creativity on a regular basis.  My writing this morning inspired this doodle.

My sketch book, pencil, pen on paper.

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start over

Swirl of negative thoughts  beg to be heard

we listen, get swept away and lose out on what matters

playback begins, to attempt to erase the day

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