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8Nov/130

Gratitude Friday 2013/11/08, thank you Rest

«Thank You»
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 darling Souls !

Sometimes, when I sit down to write this special blogpost, I realize what my week what actually like. Maybe because when in the midst of it I can’t really see it for what it is. Rain replaced fog. But fog too residency in my brain instead of outside my door…

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Couch time, watching tv shows.
  • Time in my Teal Studio.
  • Reiki. Sent, and received.
  • Support from creative friends.
  • My Pandora stations. Currently, «Rap God» by Eminem is rythming my fingers (yes, I am moving while writing, you can’t listen to it without moving to the rythm).
  • Teacher taking to heart what happen between the kids at school and take time to sort things out.
  • Meds that keep me going, no matter how bad I hate being dependent of them.
  • Journals. Both the one I write in and the one I paint in. Letting it all out.
  • Having people around me who care.

What is in your Gratitude Bucket today ? You can MAKE time to reflect <3

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    25Oct/130

    Gratitude Friday 10/25/2013, thank you Hope

    «Thank You» 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, sweet bean !

    I woke up early this morning, long time before my little family. The Witchlets are home, thanks to a day off from school. It’s gloomy but light grey outside. I am still in my pj’s (I have to confess: I miss the time I did not have to dress every single day).

    There is so much to be thankful for… Have you thought about it yet ?

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • Candles. Especially during a power outage like yesterday evening. The light came back right in time when the girls went to bed after the story.
    • Warmth.
    • The email telling me some of my pages made it in the book I submitted them for. I jumped and bounced all over the place ! I will be published you guys ! :D
    • Music.
    • New ideas.
    • Friends.
    • Unexpected gifts. I feel the love.
    • Magic.
    • Seeing Koala reading all she can.
    • The efforts Grenouille is making everyday. The Being that she is (kind, filled with care and she forgives for no one else).
    • Finishing this special comissioned painting for my collector, I like to call her my Golden Customer.
    • Cooking. Prepping in advance. I am a squirrel and love having reserves of food, it is highly comforting.
    • Inspiring songs.
    • Seeing my friends’ dreams coming true.
    • Seeing my friends the squirrels on a regular basis again (thank you to the big Cedar trees around our home).

    My list could grow out of control this week, so I am stopping here ;)

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      24Oct/131

      Currently. In My World.

      Reading «Legion», the first solo book of Kami Garcia. Just finished «Graveminder» by Melissa Marr.

      Watching my favorite now oldies Supernatural, Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy of course… and some newbies like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Horror Story: Coven (I like Emma Roberts, and well, it’s about witches, I could not let this one go), Sleepy Hollow, Reign.

      Confessing that I watch iCarly on Netflix with my daughters, and actually find it quite funny most of the time.

      Falling in love with Parenthood. I have 5 seasons to catch up with. Thanks Kelly Barton ;)

      Listening to several Pandora Stations, my fav: The Civil Wars station, Eminem station when I need a good kick, P!nk station.

      Simmering my first online class.

      Hoping that we will continue to bond as a strong family

      Planning our Christmas presents. (AND Cheridoo & I will pass the big 1.0 dating anniversary this December. Want to do something fun).

      Embracing who I am.

      Avoiding laundry. yup. And people sometimes, too.

      Cooking and prepping in advance, so I suffer once and for all and limit the meals to just being assembled.

      Feeling overwhelmed. lonely. hopeful.

      Loving the sun on my skin. How obsessive my daughters can be (it has its reverse as well and can be a pain). Emails exchanges with TrueSisters.

      Still Loving how self-portraiture is a tool I turn to.

      Obsessing over my new spirograph set (not that easy actually).

      Pushing off doing the work that I know needs to be done. This fear of failure will have the death of me.

      Learning InDesign thanks to the book suggested by my TrueSister Mindy.

      What’s going on in your world ?

      23Oct/133

      Just do you

      (I am sorry if this looks like a big rambling. I currently have a hard time organizing my thoughts properly, thanks to this fibro fog that likes keeping me company for longer than I would want).

      We all start somewhere. I  don’t believe in overnight success. Maybe it happens, but I do firmly believe in hard work (even those who work only 2-3 hours a day, they’re not procrastinating).

      I always have had a hard time with owning who I am, even as a kid. I found myself to be quite peculiar, not really fitting in. This feeling is still creeping in now and then.

      However, what changed over time is that I now know my core values, and get more and more comfortable with myself (don’t get me wrong, I am not totally there yet).

      I started Mixed Media in the summer of 2008. I watched back to back videos from Suzi Blu, Tamara Laporte and Samantha Kira. I signed up for classes. And I started simply by trying to do exactly what we were tought in class, same shapes, same compositions, same color and same everything (I am not a good copycat, however. When I look at it, it was pretty ugly, but it was huge steps for me).
      It took me about three years of practice and frustration to get where I am now. Finding my creative voice, creative style. It is, for me, the same in real life. Trying to be someone I was not, too scared of what people would think if I simply was the quirky but funny, smart but insecure, spiritual and not religious, Me. Just Me.

      The creative universe is just a mirror of what it is in the everyday as well.

      We tend to adapt our personality regarding who we are with, putting different masks, sometimes building tall strong walls. Becoming someone we are not, not really.

      And I guess that at some point, this is what makes us feel safer. We are not risking to expose ourselves to potential rejection by putting on these different masks… But it took me a decade to notice that I was not myself around people (and I do qualify myself as being sometimes socially awkward)

      What is authenticity ? what is being true to who I am, without compromising it to fit in ?  I think this is why I was pulled to star my «Pieces of Me» series of painting, to let all these personas come to life on paintings. There are me, (or were, or will be).

      Something became really important to me, my daily mantra, one I live by: Speak your Truth. Accept that Truth is something personal. Know that Truth may change.

      This song, from India.Arie's new album, sums it up beautifully.

      18Oct/130

      Gratitude Friday 2013/10/18, Thank you Trust

      «Thank You» 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 !

      It’s the small moments, friends, the small moments. The ones you don’t always notice when they are happening.
      To me, Gratitude is almost always linked to appreciating what is there on a precise period, even if it is 2mn.

      This week, I am thankful for:

      • Email exchanges with a certain TrueSister.
      • Brittles of past lives exposed.
      • I survived the long weekend.
      • Cooking my Mom’s recipes. My way.
      • Sharing two {In Motion} videos with you guys.
      • Friends who check up with me, just because.
      • New cookbooks.
      • The warmth of the Sun on my skin. And seeing the Moon every night.
      • Knowing that emotions are just that, emotions. They come and they go. I learned not to fight any of them.
      • Putting some makeup on.
      • Finally getting some of the stuff I had issues with, for my future new website.
      • My Husband. I would not be without him.
      • Hot bath with a good book and great music in the background. I can stay there for hours.
      • Learning and cooking more vegan meals (No, I can’t give up my butter and my eggs folks !).

      Oh I wanted to know, would you like me to share about my creative process… in the kitchen, now and then ? Recipes, new discoveries. Just like once or twice a month. Tell me :)

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