Open the Happy part 2!

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After a truly rough week all the way around I was soo delighted last week to receive my box from FreeSpirit Cigar Box Swappers! It literally brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart!

Elizabeth Collazo was my happy mail angel! Now everytime I am feeling down and sad and even a smidgeon of negativity I replay the videos below to remind myself of how lucky and grateful I am. So without further adieu let’s open the happy!!

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Open the Happy! Part 1

After a truly rough week all the way around I was soo delighted last week to receive my box from FreeSpirit Cigar Box Swappers! It literally brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart!

Elizabeth Collazo was my happy mail angel! Now everytime I am feeling down and sad and even a smidgeon of negativity I replay the videos below to remind myself of how lucky and grateful I am. So without further adieu let’s open the happy!!

Wow What a Month! 100 Day Challenge Day 60

September has been super busy for me and I love it!

 

I love participating in challenges, exchanges and swaps!  Here is what I have accomplished so far this month:

Shabby Story book box:

 

 

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The inside:

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Earth and Water Canvases

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Water

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Altered Dress Form #2

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Matchbox Steamer Trunk dresser

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My Very First Dream Catcher

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Altered Letter and Door Hanger

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There has been more but no pics have been taken yet.  I am excited to try combining new and old techniques and look forward to working on more pagan centered projects in the near future as well.

 

Thanks for reading!

Kathleen

Another Cycle Begins.. With a ROAR!

Hello there!

Well another Cycle of Healing is upon us and I feel descent pulling me forward on my quest to find my own sovereignty.

For the past few years this journey around the cycle has been pretty much art focused and this year is no exception.

I feel like this Cycle is going to be epic for me but only if I put my whole being into it mind, body and soul.  Too long have I at times hid behind my self-constructed and self-imposed walls and other times I have begrudged and bemoaned them.  I know my own self-protectiveness is holding me back from achieving my deepest wildest and my most mundane dreams and goals.  The walls yes do keep me safe but they also keep me stuck in a very deep very comfortable rut!  No one truly sees me.. The Whole of Me and my spirit is crying out because of it.  It is because of this that I have fits of melancholy that hit me out of nowhere, fits that are sometimes hard to break free from.  Fits that make it easier to hide thus reinforcing my perceived need for the walls.

I feel the need down deep in my core to break free from this self imposed prison.  I need to let my voice be heard  I have a theme song for this Cycle already and it keeps appearing everywhere I go particularly at my workplace!  Where truthfully I have work to do in that area of exerting my rights and letting my voice be heard without fear and worry.  Katy Perry you rock!  Your song ROAR!  Is my theme song right now!  There is a particular line in that song that has stuck with me from the first time I heard ROAR:

I WENT FROM ZERO TO MY OWN HERO!

So here I am eager to begin the Cycle, to truly set my feet upon the path to become my own hero and I am using my art journey to do just that!

I used to worry that my art would not be accepted for many reasons like it was not good enough to show publicly, that it was too spiritually specific to appeal to others and even the opposite that it was not spiritual enough to share with you all..  But the truth of the matter is that all arts and all crafts are spiritual!  It just took me a while to truly figure that out for myself and have it sink into my very thick skull!

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It is my time to be visible, my time to be fully me, to let people see very single facet of me be it mentally, spiritually or physically!

NO MORE HIDING!

NO MORE DETACHMENT FROM THE WORLD AND THOSE AROUND ME WHO MATTER MOST!

IT IS MY TIME TO SHINE!

IT IS MY TIME TO BE HEARD!

HEAR ME ROAR!!

Season 3 Days 26 to 29

Hey There Friends!

I am pretty glad that although I am not posting every single day I am posting regularly during this season of the 100 Day Challenge (for more information on what the challenge is all about check out their site:  http://cocreatingourreality.com/)

Last weekend I accomplished a lot of progress on many different projects but only completed one of which I find it very satisfying.

I finished yet another challenge project for one of the many art groups I belong to on facebook.  It was a halloween themed altered spool.

 

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During this time I also am proud of myself for actually standing up for myself with my immediate supervisor at work.  She had scheduled me off on a day that she had an appointment and I said no!  Wow I had never really done that in the past and an affirmation came my way the very same day that has helped me tremendously get me out of fear and worry  that came about after it.  I just kept repeating it over and over and over again for about 10 to 15 mins as I went about my day.. Repeated it until all negative thoughts were drummed out of my mind.  Not only was I more calm and positive but I saw results practically immediately when it came to co-creating my life!  here is the affirmation .. try it for yourself and get back to me on your results!

**Everything Always Works Out For Me**

 

As the summer wanes I can feel the shift coming in the air.  Another Cycle of Healing is about to begin and after last nights reading I have noticed I am getting the same message over and over again from different sources that I am making progress in my quest of self acceptance and my acceptance of every facet of who I am mentally, spiritually and in particular physically (which includes accepting my body just as it is ).

There is work ahead for me yes..  I am really starting to take my new found mantra to heart : Everything always works out for me.   With enough repetition that will be the predominate thought and come automatically to mind.

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I came across a test last night ..  While I have been loving the challenges I now have come across one that my heart is not in and the lady that has issued it wants me to do it.  I last night was still trying to make that project happen until I put down my pencil and truly asked myself if I was excited ..  The answer came swiftly and rather strongly .. NO.  So I have decided to not do that challenge after all..  I will not produce work where all of my heart and soul are not involved.  By making this decision I feel both relief and I see where I still have work to do on my spiritual art journey.

I am excited to see where my journey will lead me next!

Thanks for reading!

Into the Gloaming

 

Morgan

Season 3 Day 25

Wow the days are rapidly going by!

 

I have been a busy girl lately working on lots of challenges and have jumped in on the box exchange this month for the Freespirit Secre Sister Box Swap Group that is on facebook.

Here is a sneak peak of the box ..  This month’s theme was My Shabby Story and it is an altered book box with a side challenge of an altered library drawer.

ImagePlus on facebook there is a really cool company out of Australia that produces the most gorgeous looking dies and they are having a give away!

Click on the link below to find out more!

 

Thanks for reading and happy arting!