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17/52 Portraits – Self Care Extraordinaire!

This week in Vanessa’s 52 Portraits Class, I chose the prompt about the importance of self-care. I’ve actually had 20 days of extraordinary daily self-care!


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For the past 20 days I’ve listened to inspiring, transformational interviews on the Hay House World Summit. They ranged from Louise Hay to Robert Holden to Joe Dispenza to Esther Hicks/Abraham to people I’d never heard of who are lightworkers extraordinaire. I’d listen to at least one a day and usually three (there were 100!). Sometimes I listened while I was doing dishes and most times like this, on the couch in the RV with Cooper the Cattledog at my feet and Tuxedo Jack purring on my chest. I’ve soaked up so many positive vibes I’m sure I’ll wake up tomorrow with wings to fly. I plan to schedule listening to HayHouse Radio a couple of times each week to continue this great spiritual learning high and wonderful self-care experience.

My favorite quote from one of the speakers (at least today) is:

Honor the space between no longer and not yet.

Nancy Levin

I’m so glad you stopped by. What have you been doing lately to take care of yourself? Have a great weekend!

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet


52 Portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here.

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14/52 Portraits – Parenthood

My husband has 3 sons and I have 2… but since they are all out of the house, my parenthood portrait includes our fur family instead!

This week is a great time to post about this as we just bought a new, king sized mattress… because… … hubby had no place to sleep on our queen sized bed! ;D


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Here I am (on the queen) with Cooper the Cattledog at my back, Tuxedo Jack in the curve of my legs and Buffy the haiku writing kitty in the curve of my waist. Yes, that is me tucked under all those blankets… Photo credit goes to Tim my wonderful mate.

I love my human children and I am so happy I am an empty nester. Our fur family is plenty for us in our 640 square foot home. And although demanding in their own way, the complex nature of the human parent/child relationship is missing (phew).

What about you? Are you an empty nester? or still enjoying the challenge of relating to young people in your tribe?

I’m so glad you stopped by. Have a great day!

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet


52 Portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here.

 

 

Get Messy | Season of Lists 2 | Spiritual Connections

This was a powerful week for me in the 2nd week of Get Messy Lists. Each of the prompts elicited a soul connection of some sort. When I look at each page now, I am empowered!

The first prompt I tackled was super powers I’d like to have. Easy peasy: Communicating with animals and being an incredible and inspiring artist touching many lives. Artists represented are Leonardo DaVinci, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt and Vjatseslav Mjod.


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The next list prompt is Loves of my Life, and I also used one of the art prompts, list on something unusual. The above prompt and this one are visual lists, no words beyond the subject.


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I used another art prompt for this next list”When I grow up”: an animal letters font! It is perfect for my answer.


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The prompt “I want to go…” invites physical places. I took it in another direction (and I used the art prompt to use my favorite font).


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And I used the classic list for the last one. As I wrote this list I realized how profoundly I’ve changed in the past 10 years. Wow!


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I will look at this journal and these lists over and over for years and be inspired with each viewing. What treasures an art journal can hold. If you journal in any way, do you journal in an inspiring way?

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! And as always, thank you so much for tuning in and witnessing my creative growth as an artist.

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet


Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.

What exactly is art journaling?

Ambiguous answer: whatever you want it to be! More specific answer: Art journaling is a notebook that you fill with drawings, paintings, thoughts, words, lyrics, photos, magazine cutouts and random ephemera from your life and events. It can be where you practice art techniques or sketch out big projects. It can be your journal where all things creative + all things emotional intersect. You can put in pretty things you find and want to keep or it can be where you collect and process through your deepest, darkest thoughts. It is where art and journaling meet. Need more of a visual example? Visual answer: look here.

4/52 Portraits – My Many Lives

It’s week 4 of 52 weekly self portraits.


Both images taken with iPhone 6s and edited in Enlight.

Both images taken with iPhone 6s and edited in Enlight.


I have lived many lives, and had many loves. I have flown dragons over the skies of Pern, helped a Dalesman birth a cow and discovered the key to a secret garden. Tonight the magic of Louise Penny’s words brings me into the winter world of Three Pines to help Chief Inspector Gamache solve mysteries of the flesh and of the heart. I live not only through the brilliant characters but revel in their relationships.

Do you think my stalwart companions take those journeys with me? Or do they know that soon my eyes will grow heavy and I’ll take up the adventure again tomorrow.

Thank you my friends for taking this journey of self-discovery with me. You guys rock! xoxoxox

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet


52 Portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here.