New year, can you believe it? We begin with a bang thinking that this year will be different. We’re going to shed all bad habits, take up good ones and finally break through THAT resistance, and vanquish all procrastination.
I have news, we are still who we were on December 31, but I can see the lure of a fresh year ahead. I entered the Goodreads reading challenge to read 55 books this year. I read a lot so I will probably make it, but maybe that is the optimism of a new year speaking? We shall see…
I did start the year with a creative bang, so at least I have that going for me. Art is in my blood, and the more art I make, the more anchored the “habit” gets. It is a good, nourishing habit!
Make art get into your blood! Take a daring step to incorporating an art habit into your daily life this year. It’s amazingly rewarding. If you are reading this blog, you are an artist. This year, give your art a great deal of love and attention. It will make you so happy.
Here are some things I made in January. These figures are elves /nature spirits / fairies, whatever you want to call them.
I made some floral paintings as well, and a funky bird. You can check out these items in my etsy shop Earth and Faery.
I have a gift for you! Yesterday I made a how-to YouTube video on painting a funky floral like the one above.
One of my most popular YT videos is the on how to make a spirit doll. You can easily make one and stuff some intentions and affirmations into it. I write them down on pieces of paper, and with the focus on my intentions, I incorporate them into the doll. So much fun! Check out that VIDEO here.
For art journaling or plain writing journaling, I have a simple tutorial on how to make your own journal. All you need is willingness, some art supplies like watercolor paper and a few paints, and some string or embroidery floss. Check that blog post HERE.
I’d love to hear what you’re working on or what difficulties you have with making art into a consistent practice. Leave a comment below or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have the best year ever, and lots of love and glitter sprinkles! 🙂