Every year around this time we are all gearing up to say what we will start doing in the New Year and what we will stop doing. We call these resolutions. I'm not a fan of resolutions, so I started setting intentions about 3 years ago and haven't looked back.
When I set an intention, it's less specific and more about how I want to feel at the end of the next year. It's more about being on a journey to know myself better.
So when Lisa McLoughlin gave me this amazing challenge, I was super excited to create this page and start thinking about what my intentions are for 2016. I had fun and really dug deep on this one.
I also created with Lisa's art as my guiding inspiration.
Here's the challenge she gave me:
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Lisa McLoughlin
I invite you to work with the Plant Ally Card Bugle which is all about setting Intentions. Read the description on the back of the card with 2016 in mind.
On a piece of paper I invite you to write all the intentions and inspirations you have for 2016 (a kind of riff and flow of consciousness).
Cut the piece of paper into shapes (possibly a flower or plant ) and use it as a collage on your art journal page.
Add any colour and embellishments.
Here's the card Lisa pulled for me:
Here's my page...
I found it lovely that Lisa's day brought me to the center of one half of my Dos-a-Dos art journal. I loved having lots of room to play. What a treat.
And what you can't see in the photo is that I started with a book page that had my intentions written on it, then I painted over it and cut it into the heart shapes. So the hearts are my intentions.
I'm thrilled with this page and the words around the edge are from a bag I own that has a quote on it by Mary Anne Radmacher. The quotes reads...
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Have you started setting intentions for the year? What are you waiting for? Use Lisa's challenge to get you started.
Okay, we only have two more days of challenges left. I'll see you back here on the 28th.
Until then, make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
DAY TWENTY-THREE-->December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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