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12Jul/130

Gratitude Friday 2013/07/12, thank you Chocolate

Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

Happy Friday darling Soul !

My heart is heavy, so it is important for me even more to sit down, let my girls for a while until this is published... I make it short today because my body is on fire; I knew it was coming but it doesn't make it any easier.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Questioning our Spiritual boundaries, digging deeper, and sharing.
  • Getting out of my creative comfort zone.
  • India.Arie new album, Songversation.
  • Being able to sign up for an in-person workshop with Donna Downey at my local scrapbookstore next January.
  • Texting with my far-away friends.
  • Colors.
  • Chocolate.
  • The last minute cocktail party to say goodbye to Mom.
  • Movie date night with my hottie Husband (and the movie was great !).
  • Working on my new website/blog.
  • My past, present and future artwork.
  • Night time family story reading.
  • New possibilities.
  • Memory keeping.
  • The ocean.

What's on your Gratitude List today ?

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    10Jul/132

    And suddenly… three months had passed

    3 months. It's the time Mom stayed with us here in Canada. She is going back to her home in France today.

    As I told you in yesterday's blogpost, I always turn into Gratitude when my heart is heavy. when sadness takes over.

    Some people think three months, 24/7 with your Mom (or... Mother-in-law in Chéridoo's case) is a nightmare.
    Well, we love my Mom so much that for us it is always a Love fest. So yes, sometimes we higher our voice at each other. But this year is the first year for her in our new Home. She has her own room. Her own bathroom. And we are not all over each other. Trust me: it makes all the difference.

    We do have our ups and downs, but the ups always eventually take over and washes over the rest. Our love is strong.

    Saying goodbye is always the hardest, and will always be.

    We invited some of our friends over yesterday night, very last minute notice («guys, would you come over in 30 mn for some cocktails before Mom leaves tomorrow ?»). Almost all of them were able to come and say goodbye, until next time.
    We never know exactly when we will see each other again, I guess this adds to the difficulty of seeing her go.

    Mom and I

    (she will hate me a few seconds for sharing this self-portrait of us I took on the beach at White Rock ! mwahaha)

    Thank you Mom
    for the love
    for the honesty
    for the sense of humour
    for the help
    for the come back in time
    for the external point of view
    for the cooking
    for the laundry folding
    for the hugs
    for being such an amazing grandma
    for being the mother-in-law every man dreams of having
    for the long talks. and walks
    for teaching me to be a better person
    thank you for everything

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    28Jun/130

    Gratitude Friday 06/28/2013, thank you open doors

    Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

    Hello !

    Summer is officially here, Loves. My girls are out from school for two months. It is both exciting and scaring for me (this is another story…) but we will make the best of it.

    I received lots of bad news coming from family and friends, regarding their health this week. It is scary. My heart keeps them close.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • People who believe in me. In my art.
    • No morning rush for the next two months.
    • Working on my new website/blog.
    • I won an amazing bag from Allen Design, which I love.
    • I am in pain, but I am alive.
    • Good news from a long time friend.
    • I got a name for my new serie of work, still not sure but we’ll see.
    • Acceptance (it does not mean resignation).
    • Criminal Minds (we’re starting season 3).
    • Our neighbors.
    • Losing weight, I don’t know how but eh, I take it !
    • New projects.
    • My Spirituality. My Faith. Acceptance, again.
    • Words.
    • Self-portraiture.

    *sigh* Sometimes, it is a real exercise to turn our head slightly so we don’t freak out by what is happening around us, or in our lives. But by doing it again and again, then it becomes a survival tool.

    What fills your gratitude list this week ?

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      22Jun/130

      Right.Now.

      Happily happening in my world currently:

      Listening to Mom and Cheridoo talking about Religion and Spirituality and Philosophy.

      Seeing the red shoes Grenouille is proudly wearing.

      Knowing that we deeply love one another for who we are.

      Feeling like my life is going where it's supposed to go.

      Appreciating the week-end family adventure.

      Loving the cuddles from Koala.

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      What's happening in your own world today?

      20Jun/132

      Sugar & Spice day #3, what I learned from Juliette Crane

      For our final day, our group was with Juliette. It actually was the class that made me the more nervous. But I’ve always been curious about how Juliette works on her paintings, I was eager to see the «behind the scenes» in more in details.

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      Juliette is sweet, it is the first word that comes in mind when I think of her (and she is so beautiful). When she is the room, everything felt calmer. Like it all fell into places just because she was there.

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      Passionate about sharing her stories, Juliette is also a writer. This is a common thread between the three artists that we had the chance to learn from at Sugar & Spice: the stories are told through their paintings. Each of them has her own way to convey her stories, but it is always there.

      I hope that people will see that Juliette is SO MUCH MORE than her owls. I love seeing where her art is going, I see a great evolution and appreciate all the «in progress» pictures she shares.

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      Some of the things I learned from Juliette’s class:

      • Every layer has its own meaning.
      • Keep pushing until you love what is going on on your canvas.
      • Don’t be afraid to experiment.
      • There is a story behind each of her paintings.
      • Not being afraid of covering it all up.
      • Love the supplies you use.
      • Simple can become complex.
      • Don’t like this paint ? Use in to create painted papers. It’ll be covered up eventually !
      • Use and abuse this paper you love, it’s okay to have it in every painting you currently create.
      • It’s okay to see my art evolving, just go with it.
      • Animals are fun to see emerging.

      It was so nice to end up this amazing experience with Juliette. It was the calm needed to take everything in.

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